The 20-year-long face of A. Lange & Söhne
The original 1994 Lange 1 model is considered to be the flagship model of A. Lange & Söhne among connoisseurs. Artful balance distinguishes the harmonious dial of the watch with an asymmetrical arrangement of the hour and minute hands along with the patented outsize date display. The outsize date stands out with a double window display and was one of the first features patented by A. Lange & Söhne.
The original Lange manufactory had endured an unwanted hiatus when the German Democratic Republic nationalised the company following the Second World War. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, the company was registered under the instruction of Walter Lange, whose dream was to carry on the successful company that was founded by his great-grandfather, Ferdinand A. Lange, in 1845. The Lange 1 was one of the first models to be introduced by Lange Uhren GmbH. It marked the successful start of a currently renowned manufactory. The Lange 1 is one of the most famous models from the company and is a timepiece that stands for courage, passion, and German craftsmanship.
All timepieces from A. Lange & Söhne are equipped with a movement that is designed and produced in the Glashütte manufactory. The hand-wound Manufacture movement Lange L901.0 can be found at the heart of the classic Lange 1 model. It is a movement that incorporates a hacking seconds feature, which halts the measurement of time when the crown of the timepiece is pulled, allowing for a more accurate and precise mechanism.