the subtle charms of the three-quarters plate

Jan 13, 2020,12:38 PM

I post many (too many?) photos of the movement on my 1815 Chrono because it is such obvious eye candy.  But I've also grown increasingly fond of the three-quarters plate, shown here on my second-generation Lange 1 moonphase.  The Glashütte striping is particularly hypnotic as its catches the light from various angles.

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Not too many photos. Love the 3/4 plate movement, and the L1 MP is my favorite iteration of the L1.

 By: vitalsigns : January 13th, 2020-13:45
...even though you deprived us of the dial side

ah, sorry about that ...

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 13th, 2020-14:25
Here you go: ...  

Many thanks Nicolas! [nt]

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 13th, 2020-14:36

Thank you! [nt]

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 13th, 2020-14:36

Gorgeously gorgeous 😀 [nt]

 By: Bounce781 : January 13th, 2020-14:03


 By: jleno : January 13th, 2020-16:27
I'm curious, are there photos anywhere of what a Lange 1 looks like with the 3/4 plate removed? Would love to get an idea of what the finishing is like underneath!

I would love to see those shots too!

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 14th, 2020-19:49
In the meantime here’s an interesting article by Jack Forster about the distinction between the first and second generation movements for the Lange 1: In-Depth: The Original Lange 1 Compared To The New Version For 2015

"Screwed Chatons"...

 By: mdg : January 13th, 2020-18:06
...filed under 'Things that sound dirty but aren't.' : )

LOL! [nt]

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 14th, 2020-19:49

That I would like to know!

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 14th, 2020-19:51
I haven’t noticed any patina yet for this one (which stands to reason because it’s only two years old) or my first gen 1815 Chrono.

About six months ago.

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 15th, 2020-13:44
I happened to be in the offices of a major dealer of preowned watches and asked to try on the Richard Lange in rose gold, which I had seen on their website. The Richard Lange was slightly too big for my wrist, but I was in love with the glowing alloy Lang... 

The plate changes noticeably to a warmer, darker,...

 By: CR : January 15th, 2020-07:26
... slightly more yellow color. However, it reverts back to the like-new color during servicing. I once asked if there's any way for Lange to preserve the patina during factory servicing and was told no, there's not.

Thanks for explaining! [nt]

 By: Reuven Malter : January 15th, 2020-08:03

ah, then that explains why ...

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 15th, 2020-13:41
there's no patina on my 1815 Chrono, which was serviced right before I bought it.

very much my pleasure -- thanks! [nt]

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 15th, 2020-13:45