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A. Lange & Söhne Introduce Redesigned Grand Lange 1 for Watches & Wonders 2022

A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Pink Gold 137.033

The Lange 1 is arguably one of the most prestigious watches in all of watchmaking, especially in its haute horological variations like the Perpetual Calendar. However, the simpler time and date models are also beautifully crafted in both the 38.5mm version and the 41mm Grand Lange 1 version. For Watches & Wonders 2022, A. Lange & Söhne are introducing a redesigned take on the latter.

When Lange call this a redesign, what they mean is that the case has new dimensions. It’s still has a 41mm diameter but the height has been reduced to 8.2mm from 8.8mm. That’s not an insubstantial change and really nails the Grand Lange 1’s status as a wide but thin watch compared to the regular Lange 1 which is small but tall. For comparison the new watch is just shy of being a full 2mm shorter than the Lange 1. The new case is available in either white or pink gold.

Moving from the case to the dial and it’s a new colour for the Grand Lange 1, grey. This same shade has been used across other Lange 1 series, notably the perpetual calendar, but this is the first time it’s featured on the wider time and date model.

A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 White Gold Ref. 137.038

A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Pink Gold 137.033

Additionally, it has coarse granular textured finish on the main dial whereas the Lange 1 is typically smooth. Here the subdials are finished in the typical concentric circle manner which adds a lovely contrast. Overall the aesthetic upgrade is executed impeccably, and the grey granular texture compliments the pink gold case perfectly.

A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Pink Gold 137.033

Inside is the L095.1 automatic movement with 72-hour power reserve and hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve functions. It’s the same movement used in all the Grand Lange 1s, specially designed to work in concert with its wider and thinner profile. It’s visible through the sapphire exhibition caseback, allowing you to see the signature three-quarters plate and Glashütte stripes finishing.

Lastly, the pink gold ref. 137.033 comes on a red-brown strap while the white gold version, ref. 137.038, is presented on a black leather strap.

Price & Specs:

Model: A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1
Reference: 137.038 (white gold)
137.033 (pink gold)
Case/dial: 41mm diameter x 8.2mm height, 18k white gold or pink gold case, solid silver grey dial
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L095.1, manual winding, 42 jewels, 397 parts
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
Power reserve: 72h
Functions: Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, power-reserve indicator, Lange outsize date
Strap: Hand-stitched leather in black or red-brown
Price/availability: £41,700 (both versions)

More details at A. Lange & Söhne.

About the author

Michael Sonsino

As Junior Content Producer for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. While a relative newcomer to the magazine, he's nonetheless a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better.

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