SIHH 2019: Some live pictures and thoughts on the Lange & Sohne Lange One 25th Anniversary.

Feb 01, 2019,02:00 AM
 



25 years, a big anniversary, better, a Jubilée for the brand re birth and the Lange One which quickly became an iconic watch. 

So, no wonder why this reference has been chosen for a series of commemorative pieces.

Lange is working from the " basic " Lange One to issue, each month till October a new " Anniversary " watch.

So, this Lange One 25th anniversary has a 38, 5 mm case, 10, 7 mm high, in white gold. 

The dial is made of solid silver, with blue printed indices, hour markers and date. 




The movement is the Cal 121-1, manual winding,72 hours power reserve, made in german silver, 368 parts, 8 screwed gold chatons, with a hand engraved balance cock. Credit picture: Lange & Sohne:


My picture:


Till there, even if it is, as always, beautifully made, nothing really special. 

The special touches are:

- A hunter case back, engraved, 

Credit picture: Lange & Sohne: 



My attempt to capture it: 


- Some parts of the hand engraved balance cock in blue, with a 25 in blue, too, to high light the 25th anniversary in question. 

Credit picture: Lange & Sohne:


Nice, elegant, yes, without doubt, but for the 25th anniversary, I would have seen something else in addition to the hunter case back and the blue hand engraved balance cock,  to reinforce the commemoration of such a special event, something like an enamel dial, and why not, a 25 at 5 o clock instead of the 5, in Red, or Blue. 

Maybe we'll have something more " special " for the later Anniversary watches coming from February to October? 

What do  you think? 

Best,

Nicolas

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Nice write-up

 
 By: Thewindingstem : February 1st, 2019-05:55
i feel the general consensus on this one is that its not "special enough" as much as i like the 25 on the balance cock i would have much preferred the usual floral pattern and perhaps like you said an enamel dial with some red marking!

they will.

 
 By: Thewindingstem : February 1st, 2019-06:46
but this is not a very promising start- tbh I've been going back and forth on this one for a while, it does look much nicer in person but when i look at it side by side with my RS Lange 1 i just feel like they've missed the mark somehow. Also, a new anniv... 

Not my fav Lange 1, but very nice anyway, I like it.

 
 By: VMM : February 1st, 2019-07:05
Thanks for sharing. Vte

Good choice.

 
 By: VMM : February 2nd, 2019-02:20
I'd probably choose this one, but I'm not sure. Vte ...  

What a photo! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : February 2nd, 2019-03:04