New York is a dangerous place!

May 14, 2017,13:23 PM

My favorite of Lange's 2017 SIHH introductions was the Little Lange 1 Moonphase (36mm) in rose gold with argente-colored gold guilloche dial and white background on the moon disc (ref. no. 182.030). It's the white-and-gold moonphase disc that makes this watch stand out from the crowd.

Lange is marketing this as a women's watch, and its default strap color is white. Here it is, on my thin (6"/154mm) wrist, during a visit to the NYC Lange boutique last week (apologies for the picture quality -- boutique lighting is not ideal for watch photography):

I thought this watch would look great as a men's watch if worn with a darker strap. The folks at the boutique were kind enough to test this hypothesis. Here's what it looks like on a brown strap:

And here it is on a black strap -- my personal favorite:

In the middle of this exercise, an unexpected surprise ... Sylvia, President of Lange USA, stopped by the boutique for a visit. Here you can see this watch on her wrist (with a black strap), below 2016' s Grand Lange 1 Moonphase Lumen (ref. no. 139.035F):

I wish I had better photos of the Little Lange 1 above on the black and brown straps. This is a truly stunning combination -- and rose gold is usually my least favorite precious metal, too (vs. yellow gold, white gold, and platinum). I'm glad Lange is making this watch as a standard-production model. The white moonphase disc background is genius!

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This is exactly what I'm thinking too, changing the strap and it can be a men's watch...

 By: Clueless_Collector : May 14th, 2017-13:36
the Grand L1 Moonohase Lumen is still available? Rgds Raymond

Thanks for the pics on different straps.

 By: willski : May 14th, 2017-13:45
I really like the little L1 MP as well - beautiful dial.

It does look quite good with the black strap.

 By: TheMadDruid : May 14th, 2017-17:57
So, just exactly how dangerous was NY?

This is the only Lange I'm truly interested in.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2017-18:10
I've met Sylvia and she is very nice, I hope ALS knows they have a real winner with her. They should really listen to her.

Thank you for the lovely photos!

 By: sham1 : May 15th, 2017-00:58
This is currently my favourite Lange and my only qualm with it was the white strap. By changing the colour of the strap, the difference is significant and it can definitely pass for a man's watch. I cannot wait to try this on when it arrives in the UK nex...