This Cabaret dial is wonderful, but, for rectangular movements, Lang & Heyne Georg is more my style

Jun 06, 2023,00:34 AM

Jumping seconds is very underrated. This and Zeitwerk for me are the most interesting Lange designs by far. Lange could take more risks and push further with new concepts. They have the ability, but maybe they think it doesn't make business sense?

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The Lange & Sohne of my dreams.

 By: amanico : June 5th, 2023-21:01
Lange is a brand which made me dream since my early days in collecting watches. I could score some, such as the Datograph: The 1815 Moon Phase Emil Lange: And the Langematik Anniversary. That was my " happy threesome " before the Datograph and the 1815 Mo...  

You have such excellent taste, NIco!

 By: CR : June 5th, 2023-21:16
You are picking some of the nicest Langes and tempting people with them by your photography skills! My reality and my wish list are pretty well aligned right now. There are certain other Lange pieces that I might like to own (such as that Cabaret Darth yo... 

After a period of buying independents I’m back on the Lange trail again

 By: Timeout : June 5th, 2023-22:46
I currently have this Annual Calendar in white gold. In addition I have this Striking Time. And I’m afraid to say I have your WG Richard Lange Jumping Seconds inbound while I’m writing this - just waiting on shipping clearance. ...  

Bravo for the RL!!!

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2023-07:58

And here it is!

 By: Timeout : June 9th, 2023-23:15
On the brown leather strap that came with my Annual Calendar. ...  

Hmmmmm, love it.

 By: amanico : June 10th, 2023-07:38

Beautiful Lange watches you share Timeout.

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2023-00:50
Lange dials are so interesting and attractive. They are enjoyable viewing their dials and their movements with similar pleasure. Keep enjoying and loving them so much! Hagwe! Abel

For me, after the Zeitwerk it would have to be

 By: Cozmopak : June 5th, 2023-23:00
The rose gold PLM with white enamel dial. Simply love that watch. A boutique 1815 chrono would also be high on the list.

100 percent

 By: Cozmopak : June 5th, 2023-23:18

Great shots as always! 👍👍

 By: diracpoint : June 5th, 2023-23:13
Just the ZW for me ... this is the ONLY Lange that gave me sleepless nights for many years! I do like the concept of Lange 31 ... you need a separate key to wind it --- how cool is that!!! Although, I don't like the current dial layout so much ... hopeful...  

This Cabaret dial is wonderful, but, for rectangular movements, Lang & Heyne Georg is more my style

 By: LK : June 6th, 2023-00:34
Jumping seconds is very underrated. This and Zeitwerk for me are the most interesting Lange designs by far. Lange could take more risks and push further with new concepts. They have the ability, but maybe they think it doesn't make business sense?

I want an 1815 in white gold with the 40mm case...

 By: patrick_y : June 6th, 2023-00:41
Model 233.026. I'm waiting for Jocke to get tired of his... ...  

It is a sweet torture!

 By: patrick_y : June 6th, 2023-15:11

Oh yes!

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2023-15:25

May I ask

 By: yming : June 6th, 2023-16:41
Why the 40mm and not the 36 or the 38.5mm version?

There was a problem with the 36mm version...

 By: patrick_y : June 7th, 2023-07:37
The first 1815s were the smaller 36mm version. These versions in special teardowns of the movement showed that these Lange watches did not have finished backsides on the movement. In other word, Lange cheated, heavily, by not finishing many parts of the m... 

I see

 By: yming : June 7th, 2023-23:10
Thanks for explaining.. Well between the 38 vs 40.. definitely 40 for me as the former moved the outer ring which was used to house the “made in Germany” print.. i think this had the effect of making the dial seem bigger


 By: Michael Reilly : June 6th, 2023-01:16
I wish I had half the watches , I traded, sold, and gave away. Not forever, just to wear for a week again , then give back .

No wonder you are a lawyer…you like black and white 😁

 By: Clueless_Collector : June 6th, 2023-02:27
Is this a typo? Do you mean the Langematik Anniversary left …because I know you still have the Emil. “ That was my " happy threesome " before the Datograph and the 1815 Moonphase Emil Lange left my collection... ”

Datograph is all you need…

 By: loopsandsounds : June 6th, 2023-03:23
An amazing point to be in any collectors journey, especially after the anniversary! At one point I had quite a few “Langes of my dreams.” I gave them all up but the Datograph. I struggled with the large/deep case sizes and the sterile aesthetics. Of all o...  

It’s still in the collection!

 By: loopsandsounds : June 7th, 2023-02:16
Outlasted a bunch of Lange’s!

Relative to most watchmakers, Lange has such a diverse & impressive catalog for such a small and detail-oriented watch company (≈5000 pieces annual production).

 By: BigAppleBill : June 6th, 2023-03:32
There are so many Lange models to love. I'm extremely fortunate to have three. The only other Lange model I want to eventually add is a PLM. Other models I really like are the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase with the aventurine dial and the titanium Odysseus. B...  

Is the Stealth still a current model?

 By: ArmisT : June 6th, 2023-04:27
I know that you have a liking for the Darth, but the Stealth has been a complementary piece. I see on the ALS website that there is a Lange 1 platinum available with size 38.5mm and reference 191.025. However, I believe that the original Stealth had refer... 

The 191.025 (new "Stealth") may have been recently discontinued even though it still shows up on Lange's website.

 By: CR : June 8th, 2023-03:29
The dial looks nearly identical to the 101.025 that you remember, but the 191.025 has (had?) the updated movement and slimmer bezel.

:) Merci, GM.

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2023-12:29

I think 5 would be perfect rather than only 3

 By: Gelato Monster : June 6th, 2023-13:48
Cabaret LOG Darth (Platinum , RG) Richard Lange Jumping Seconds Darth or Pt Langematik Anniversary or Moonphase Emil Lange Datograph Gen 1 or Dato Up Down Lumen (gorgeousness of this rattrapante can move me away from chrono addiction and admiration toward... 

aah agree.

 By: Gelato Monster : June 7th, 2023-02:13
i would have picked lange1 darth vader but I want something different from black and white. Thus the most different salmon would be Lange 1PC. Another great option would be milky Duometre QL émail.

another great choice would be Darth PLM an abyss of beauty and sublimity

 By: Gelato Monster : June 7th, 2023-02:31
IMHO Lange is the most idiosyncratic, distinctive and mystifying technically. somewhat like koenigsegg PP is the only other 4 King that is getting more undeniably beautiful yet even more daringly gorgeous lately. ...  

Incredibly beautiful models

 By: andrea~ : June 6th, 2023-06:56
The Emil Lange is so charming.

I’d settle for this “simple” Lange 1

 By: Nicetomeetyou : June 6th, 2023-12:14
Hint, it isn’t gold/platinum 😀 Credit Quill and Pad ...  


 By: amanico : June 6th, 2023-12:28

Raw sexyness

 By: Gelato Monster : June 6th, 2023-13:49

I wish for a

 By: yming : June 6th, 2023-16:47
Lange chronograph but the 1st gen Dato is too top heavy and the 1815 chrono lacks the date to balance out the subdials So i have to be contented with these 2 for the time being : ...  

Beautiful duo

 By: chap : June 6th, 2023-20:21
Though I may say - add a pt deployant to the first gen Dato, and it counterbalances nicely...

Fulfilled: see attached

 By: Ivan5 : June 6th, 2023-17:28
Not fulfilled: Too many to mention... hunting for Langematik Perpetual currently though.. ...  

or sickness 😉

 By: Ivan5 : June 6th, 2023-18:44


 By: amanico : June 7th, 2023-06:30

Let me play :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 6th, 2023-18:47
I think my absolute favorite would be the Datograph Mark I: I would add the 1815 chronograph in white gold with black dial to the list… and also the Lange 1 luminous with black dial. Can’t find the photos, so these wrist shots would have to do for now. I ...  

For now, I'm sure! ;)

 By: KCLQMULKU : June 6th, 2023-20:28


 By: amanico : June 6th, 2023-20:36

Truly awesome choices!

 By: aris d : June 6th, 2023-20:17
For me, after adding the Lange 1 RG with grey dial. my wish is to add a Datograph in any iteration (although these have gone quite high). Aris ...  

Hi Mon Ami!!!

 By: Darron : June 6th, 2023-22:51
Oh the list is long when we think of dream Lange in my collection. With my existing two, I of course agree with OG Dato as I enjoy the Roman Numeral and upside down triangle this forms. The LP is a fun piece “even though” it is Auto. At least its micro ro... 

You have lived many dreams, Nico !

 By: bsandovalb : June 6th, 2023-23:53
As for me... I only have one Lange. But it is my dream one. I was able to compare it against it's more popular black dial brother - and the versatility of the rhodié dial + the platinum case won me over, although I cannot deny the beauty of it's sibling.....  

totally agree.

 By: Gelato Monster : June 7th, 2023-02:19
another plus limited 100 vs unlimited


 By: bsandovalb : June 7th, 2023-03:22
Indeed, almost impossible to casually run into another one

I haven't bought a Lange in a long time.....

 By: TonyR : June 7th, 2023-12:27
But have never sold one either. I've always wanted the Anniversary piece that you had and the automatic version of the original 1815 in platinum. I guess the Zeitwork in WG would be the next one I would purchase. I hated it when the model first came out, ...  

Late to the party, but here’s my squad:

 By: chap : June 8th, 2023-01:41
A zeitwerk has also been on my list - the orig pt to be specific - though I may ‘settle’ for the new version as I could see the quickset being a nice add… ...  

My next target is the new ZW

 By: CP CP : June 9th, 2023-01:50
Hi all, I have not posted for a long long time but would like to participate in this. ALS is the first watch brand that I collect, and over the years I have built a small collection in the brand. As you could tell, my taste has been largely influenced by ...  

When I expand to beyond the Dato and LP,

 By: Darron : June 10th, 2023-15:10
These are exactly where I would go with the ZW in the mix


 By: Darron : June 11th, 2023-08:28


 By: amanico : June 11th, 2023-08:30