A. Lange & Söhne Cloaks Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar in Platinum Elegance

A. Lange & Söhne Cloaks Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar in Platinum Elegance

Published: January 12, 2024 | By: American Luxury Staff

A. Lange & Söhne unveils a regal new iteration of its signature Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar timepiece, cloaked in precious platinum and midnight black. The storied German watchmaker has long distinguished itself through artfully composed dials that channel purposeful asymmetry into harmonious horology.

In the realm of perpetual calendars, whose multifaceted displays often verge on busy, Lange’s unconventional approach shines. Off-centered subdials tracking hours, minutes and seconds orbit a peripheral month ring and moonphase monitor. Despite the wealth of indicators, legibility and balance reign.

This latest Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar extends that mastery, with a deep black dial providing the perfect canvas for the waltz of white gold hands. A dark blue moonphase takes center stage, its deep hue now contrasted by a platinum case replacing previous pink and white gold versions.

Yet the real marvel lies within. Lange’s manufacture Caliber L021.3 automatic movement assembles and finishes each component twice, from German silver plates to hand-engraved balance cocks. Inspired engineering powers the instantaneous month jump and 48-step cam system for the peripheral calendar display.

With a platinum case measuring 41.9mm in diameter and 12.1mm thick, this latest Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar retains the commanding yet balanced presence of its predecessors. It teams a hand-stitched black leather strap with a prong buckle, exuding elegance and sophistication.

While pricing remains undisclosed, expect it to slot higher than 2022’s $116,000 white gold edition.

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