Not Amazing! Yet,

Jan 11, 2019,02:19 AM
 

A beautiful tribute and execution for Blumlein, finally!


Other than that, I agree with CR; the treatment on spaces need to be seen in real to judge. I do like that, not a wow factor or something but probably cool.

I also agree with Maltie; a more daring approach would be the proof of "never standing still" However, I cannot think much other ways to commemorate such an iconic design without disrupting it and adding some specialty. Never standing still was recently proven with Triple Split and IMHO Dato Perp Tourbillon. So, I'm happy with the launch and perhaps better than 027x!



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Here it is the 25th Anniversary Lange 1

 
 By: Maltie : January 10th, 2019-05:16
LANGE 1 "25th Anniversary" White gold with dial in argenté Reference: 191.066 The LANGE 1 "25th Anniversary" is the prelude to a special edition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the LANGE 1. Its dial features recesses, deep-blue numerals, marker...  

wow awesome [nt]

 
 By: Gelato Monster : January 10th, 2019-05:37

limited to 250!

 
 By: benzng : January 10th, 2019-05:48
ianny would love this edition. www.watchtime.com

Yes 250 watches [nt]

 
 By: Maltie : January 10th, 2019-05:50

Gorgeous edition. [nt]

 
 By: MichaelC : January 10th, 2019-05:59

German language offers a term that describes this piece in a fitting way

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : January 10th, 2019-06:07
The term is: mondän, and means lavish, pompous or swank. If I use the nearly same looking word mundane from English, then I am left unimpressed by this piece. Maybe in real live it is convincing but on pictures not really. Ans I think I know why Lange hel... 

It might be just a start!

 
 By: loccp-1 : January 10th, 2019-06:18
Good looking but not a “must have” For a 25 years, there might be more to come!

I just read this small text on the Lange website

 
 By: Maltie : January 10th, 2019-06:17
An additional limited-edition model from this historic family of watches will be unveiled each month until 24.10.2019, the date of LANGE 1’s anniversary.

Each month ??? [nt]

 
 By: loccp-1 : January 10th, 2019-06:19

Seems like there will be 10 models this year! OMG!

 
 By: chrono.logy : January 10th, 2019-06:29
Here is the text from Lange website : "In its anniversary year 2019, the manufactory salutes this exceptional timepiece with the white-gold “25th Anniversary” edition – limited to 250 watches. The collection of ten different models, which will be launched... 

Very intriguing

 
 By: colton_d : January 10th, 2019-06:45
10 models released.. this being the first. All within the Lange 1 family. Let me be the first to prognosticate. 1. Standard Lange 1 2. Moonphase 3. Little Lange 1 4. Timezone 5. Daymatic 6. Tourbillon (exposed) 7. Grand Lange 1 8. Grand Moonphase 9. Tourb... 

Agreed - but not in this series?

 
 By: colton_d : January 10th, 2019-08:53
The zeitwerk will be getting something for its 10th anniversary, however the press release from Lange said it would be 10 editions of the Lange one to celebrate 25 years. I may be misinterpreting the wording, but it seemed like they would be giving the ar... 

A bit boring

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 10th, 2019-06:55
on the other hand, if you are looking for something special but still 'under the radar' this could be it. Do like the hunter caseback tho.

I like it. A lot.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 10th, 2019-09:41
Boring and under the radar is 100% me. OK, maybe not boring when it comes to visits.

Boring my friend

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 10th, 2019-12:38
you are not.

Apart from the hunter case. That is a nice gimmick.

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 10th, 2019-14:44
No message body

What were you expecting? Some groundbreaking new tech?

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 11th, 2019-09:12
For a relatively young company, they have achieved a tremendous amount of technological advancement. Not just with their ground breaking opening salvo back in '94 and the designs they showcased. But Dato chrono movement, PLM line, Triple Split last year, ... 

First off

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 11th, 2019-09:46
I didn’t know they were doing 10 new editions this year. So that is quite an effort. So I’ll retract the meh until the end of the year. If it would have been just this version i would have thought: meh & boring. Obviously (or perhaps not obviously) not im... 

Yes, I think the Zeitwerk will be interesting as well.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 11th, 2019-10:38
As for the looks of this (or really any) model, that's subjective anyways. But I trust Lange will have something absolutely WOW this year. No idea what, can only dream of either something in steel or an MR.

If steel....

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 11th, 2019-10:56
that would be a huge bombshell. And if Lange wants to get to fish in Patek waters they do need an extra push. If done right only a steel (hard to get) sports model will get you there. On the other hand....maybe Lange should simply stay on this path and le... 

What in the world do you mean?

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 11th, 2019-01:32
Aside from my beautiful eyes, I mean.

That is what I mean.

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 11th, 2019-09:39
Not saying it was a welcome event, but boring it was not 😂😬🤦🏻‍♂️

Fuck sakes [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 11th, 2019-10:51

And the way you did it.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 11th, 2019-11:49
Bravo!

🤦🏻‍♂️ [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 11th, 2019-13:22

I wonder if the building on the outer caseback is hand-engraved...

 
 By: CR : January 10th, 2019-06:58
Engraving 250 of those by hand seems like it'd be a lot of work!! Also, a huge "+1" echoing the explicit recognition of Günter Blümlein!

probably stamped?

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 10th, 2019-07:05
They never advertise that kind of production methods in the watch industry do they?

I want one.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 10th, 2019-08:10
That’s all.

I don’t know,

 
 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : January 10th, 2019-09:30
I am not a great fan of the artificial limited editions.. The engraved big date on the swan-neck regulator is a little weird and I am gettin also a little bit full of the blue colour... And the price premium is quite heavy comparing the serial production ... 

🤣 [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 11th, 2019-09:46

It was time to commemorate GÜNTHER BLÜMLEIN, he is the real LANGE. Walter Lange, 25 years ago, did not do anything more than give his name for money.

 
 By: Walter2 : January 10th, 2019-14:57
The idea, the concept, the company formation, the first watch - Lange 1 - all this was Günther Blümlein. Also they have to remember the watchmakers of IWC and Jaeger le Coultre, Renaud Papi, Andreas Strehler, without their work we would never have seen a ... 

Nice, but 10 different limited editons this year for L1 alone?

 
 By: emcquillan : January 10th, 2019-16:55
Even if the series of 10 adds up to only 1000, I don’t know how special that is from a manufacturer that produces around 5000 pieces/yr. I hope some of the upcoming nine have new movements and/or special dials. I’m feeling marketing fatigue.

This watch has one of those Lange dials that's impossible to evaluate from the press photos...

 
 By: CR : January 10th, 2019-18:29
I'm suspending my judgment until I see it IRL (and not under boutique/jewelry store lighting conditions), because I've been wrong too many times before. This could be really spectacular in person ... or not.

Not Amazing! Yet,

 
 By: Langepedia : January 11th, 2019-02:19
A beautiful tribute and execution for Blumlein, finally! Other than that, I agree with CR; the treatment on spaces need to be seen in real to judge. I do like that, not a wow factor or something but probably cool. I also agree with Maltie; a more daring a... 

I like mine better

 
 By: Ba Ba : January 11th, 2019-07:44
...  

Dear Alp,

 
 By: serg70 : January 11th, 2019-10:47
fully agree. WBR Sergey

Except for the unique engraved caseback...

 
 By: Greenwatch : January 11th, 2019-05:27
Doesn’t really excite nor do it for me. With that, I’ll go for the 1815 Chronograph this year.