A. Lange & Söhne is marking the 20h anniversary of its Langematic Perpetual with blue-dialed limited editions in a choice of white or pink gold.
There are just 50 being made of each.
The Langematic Perpetual has been a flagship reference for Lange since its launch in 2001, underpinning its reputation for complications and propelling it into the same high orbit as Patek Philippe for watch collectors.
It combines the Lange signature big date at 12 o’clock with hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds, day of the week, month, moon phase and day/night indicator, all on the dial side of a self-winding watch measuring a mere 38.5mm across and 10.2mm high.
Its automatic L922.1 Sax-0-Mat movement has a reset developed by Lange that simplifies resetting the time by stopping the balance wheel jumping the seconds hand to the zero position when the crown is pulled out. The movement also has a mid-sized, bi-directional, 21ct gold and platinum winding rotor that generates 46 hours of power in half the time of a normal oscillating weight.
The perpetual calendar takes into account the different lengths of the months in a four-year cycle, including those of the leap years. Once the watch is correctly set, it will not need to be adjusted until the year 2100.
Both the white and pink gold watches are priced at £81,400 (approx. $95,000).
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin
In the dress watch category, A. Lange & Söhne has today introduced a pink gold version of its Saxonia Thin with a solid silver dial coated with blue gold flux and tiny copper-colored specs giving the impression of a cloudless night sky.
The 40mm watch is just 6.2mm tall, containing Lange’s manually wound manufacture calibre L093 with a three day power reserve.
There will be 50 of the watch made priced at £23,500 (approx. $27,400).
Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
The rarest of today’s clutch of limited edition watch releases is a Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst.
Cabaret is Lange’s only rectangular reference, and this model is being made in a run of just 30 pieces. Price is on application.
It houses the manually wound calibre L042.1, which has a twin mainspring barrel generating a power reserve of 120 hours.
The movement is made of 370 parts, of which 84 are used in the filigreed tourbillon that weighs only a quarter of a gram.
It was first introduced in 2008, and was the first movement that could have its balance within the tourbillon cage instantly stopped and restarted with its crown.
This 2021 edition comes with a grey, 18ct white gold dial with a hand-engraved lozenge pattern. It has central rhodium plated gold hours and minutes hands, small seconds, one- minute tourbillon with stop seconds and a power-reserve indicator.