Watch brand A. Lange & Söhne has debuted a limited 100-watch edition to mark 22 years since its re-foundation in the Dresden residential palace.
The Dresden edition of the Lange 1 Time Zone in honey gold is an ode to the original Lange 1, which was presented at the inaugural press conference in 1994 after the company was re-founded.
The time zone is set with a lateral pusher. It advances the rotating city ring with the 24 place names from west to east. On the ring, Dresden – instead of Berlin as in the standard version – represents Central European Time.
Additionally, the hour hand on the small subsidiary dial moves forward by one step with each actuation of the pusher. A synchronisation mechanism also makes it possible to transfer the zone time on the subsidiary dial to the main dial.
Subtle colour changes in the design of the city ring differentiate it from the standard version. The dots between the city names and GMT are blue instead of red. Now, the previously black peripheral ring of the second time zone has the same blue hue as well.
The case in 18-carat honey gold has a diameter of 41.9 millimetres. The exclusive material is harder than other gold alloys. The lavishly hand-finished manufacture calibre L031.1 is assembled twice and has a power reserve of three days. Limited to 100 watches, the Dresden edition of the Lange 1 Time Zone is being exclusively sold in the 17 A. Lange & Söhne boutiques.
The Lange 1 Time Zone has ranked among the most popular models of the Lange 1 watch family since 2005. The dial delivers a single-glance reading of home time and the time in a second time zone.