This new release will not be a ‘cheap’ entry into the Lange brand. For the same money you could purchase a brand new gold 1815 and still have enough left over to pick up a respectable sport/diving watch to wear to the pool or beach.
I personally cannot understand watch buyer’s current obsession with mass produced stainless steel watches. On the secondary market you could pick up a Lange 1 for less than a steel Daytona or RO, or a Datograph for less than a steel 5711.
However, if I was in the market to overspend on a versatile stainless steel watch on a bracelet, I would take the understated Lange over the equivalent Rolex, AP or Patek. It is incredibly built, finished by hand, less common and not going to nosedive in value when this bubble bursts.