Light, like water, is an important cornerstone of the origin of life. In the eyes of scientists, light is mysterious, and light is closely related to time and the universe. Light is essential. It is a way of energy transmission and has a constant speed. However, light is unpredictable. Aurora lets us see Light and shadow legend to nature. Because the light is so charming, the German watchmaker Lange brand infused light into the watchmaking concept, letting time and light dance together, creating Lange’s extraordinary ‘Lumen’ watch. ‘Lumen’ is a unit of luminous flux, in this name, it shows the rigorous science of the watch on the one hand, and on the other hand the difference between this watch and other models-it has a different light and shadow from ordinary watches which performed. In 2016, the Lange “Lumen” watch ushered in a new member-139.035, unparalleled, romantic and exquisite. There has never been a watch that makes you look forward to the night like it does.
The mystery of the Lange ‘Lumen’ watch
Lange ‘Lumen’ concept three watches
In 2013, Lange used a Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” watch to display a large calendar display device introduced by Lange during the revival period and achieved the Lange 1 masterpiece through a semi-transparent sapphire crystal. boundary. At that time, it was not uncommon to use a dial with a translucent design, but no brand has ever used translucent sapphire crystal as a functional design, with a newly developed coating treatment, in order to improve the large calendar night light in dim environments Legibility.
Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen”
However, before reaching this innovative design, Lange’s developers encountered a problem, namely how the large calendar mechanism can still be clearly displayed after switching, after all, the ten-digit and single-digit dials of the large calendar overlap. Overlapping parts will be difficult to achieve energy absorption and cannot effectively emit light according to the traditional practice. Then, a wonderful idea appeared. Lange filled the luminous coating directly on the ten-digit dial on the upper layer of the big calendar, while the single-digit dial on the lower layer changed to a transparent plate with black font, with the background of luminous coating on the bottom. Layer to achieve the effect that single digits can be clearly displayed no matter how the calendar is changed.
In 2016, Lange launched the Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen” watch with moon phase display on the basis of the Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” watch, which is also made of platinum and limited to 200 pieces. This watch is very interesting. It can be regarded as the Lange classic moon phase watch Grand Lange 1 The Moonphase watch has added a ‘Lumen’ luminous design, or it can be regarded as Lange’s famous Grand Lange 1 ‘Lumen 2013 ‘The watch adds moon phase function. But in either case, it is a brand new watch, with the luminous charm that no previous watch has.
A glimpse of the Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen”
Unique visual experience
When I first saw this Lange masterpiece, I was amazed by its dim and beautiful dial. For the first time, I felt that Lange’s standard eccentricity, moon phases, big calendar, and power reserve had new expressions. These elements that used to form the unique dial structure of Lange in the past have become very exciting here, making people want to find out. The watch fully inherits the beauty of the eccentric geometric proportions of Grand Lange 1. Some dials are designed with translucent sapphire crystals, adding a charming phantom to this beauty.
Some dials are made of translucent sapphire crystal
At close range, we can appreciate the multi-layered sense of this Lange watch. Under the anti-glare sapphire crystal glass, the hour and minute dial and small seconds are made of solid silver, and the 18K gold rhodium-plated hour and minute hands and The surface of the indicator needle is covered with a luminous coating. Below this surface, you can see part of the outline of the built-in movement through the translucent dial. This contrast of light and dark, and the layers are scattered, Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase ‘Lumen’ watch exhibits a unique watch aesthetics.
Moon phases and big calendars become night elves
Lange Luminous (Internet Photo)
Moon phases and big calendars are Lange’s proud works, 1815 moonphase, Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar ‘Terraluna’, Grand Lange 1 Moonphase, etc. Moon phases are already a part of Lange, and the big calendar is Lange An indispensable element in DNA. This year, Lange perfectly integrated the original ‘Lumen’ concept into these two functions, telling the beautiful overture of light and time.
Large calendar display window The single digit is a transparent disk
Luminous light is one of the most common watch functions. Lange has also been used for a long time. Not only that, Lange wants to make the big calendar and the moon phase also available in the night. This is an avant-garde concept, and it can even be said to be saved. Moon Phases and Big Calendar ‘Life’ at Night. Therefore, Lange used clever methods to make the large calendar clear at night even if the calendar is changed.
Glass disc moon phase
Using the same principle, Lange’s moon phase discs have given up using Lange’s K gold moon phase discs. Instead, they use a layer of transparent glass discs with a patent-coated surface and paint on the lower background disc of the moon phase discs. On the luminous layer, even if the moon phase disk rotates, the moon phases can be presented. Continuing the moon phase design of the Grand Lange 1 Moonp watch, the moon phase of this watch uses laser cutting technology to etch 1164 stars and 2 symmetrical moons, and it is like being in the sea of stars under the night light.
Simplicity and luxury Lange style
The Lange watch always gives a good gentleman character, which is reflected in its entire product. It is gentle and elegant, with an unusually bold and exquisite detail. Every detail is worthy of being meticulous. taste. The low-key color of the platinum case is suitable for restrained men. They know how to appreciate themselves and never like to show off in front of others, but still maintain absolute quality. The case and lugs of a Lange watch have a German style and taste. We generally think that the German style is a very important gene. Being meticulous and following the tradition makes them like to do things to the extreme. ‘ ‘One is one’ is also reflected here.
Polished and brushed
Simple and detailed case
Unlike many modern classic watches, Lange’s case and lugs do not have the common curved seamless treatment. We can see at a glance that the lugs are the lugs and the case is the case. They are so independent. The bezel and bottom edge of the case are polished, and the middle case is brushed and polished. These are commonly used metal case treatments. From the entire appearance, we can clearly feel the luxury quality of Lange’s rigorous, simple and delicate.
Fine craftsmanship Advanced experience
Each brand has different requirements for its own quality and image, and these requirements can be directly reflected in the product. The Lange watch is meticulous and advanced. In many cases, it is difficult to unify the combination of function and beauty. Every part of the Lange watch is telling watch lovers what it is. This simple and direct sensory experience is derived from Lange’s own meticulous craftsmanship, whether it is the case or other places, so obvious.
Alligator leather strap with folding buckle
Alligator leather strap
Lange follows a principle that all models on sale are made of precious metal, which is the only luxury Lange family. Because of this, most of Lange’s models are equipped with crocodile leather straps. After all, the use of precious metal bracelets is too heavy, on the one hand, it has lost the subtle and subtle qualities of Lange. This watch’s crocodile leather strap with platinum folding buckle is safe, comfortable and easy to operate.
Magnificently refined movement L095.4
Transparent bottom cover
The German movement is in its own right, thanks to Adolf Lange, the founder of Lange, whose 3/4 splint and other specifications have deeply influenced the German watch industry. After Lange’s renaissance, these elements are inherited in the same vein, and the average is reflected in the Lange watch. German silver is used as the main splint and substrate material, without any plating treatment, and it will bring warm golden color over time. The black mirror-polished escapement wheel splint uses the finest polishing techniques, unparalleled. Gold sleeves, blue steel screws and ruby bearings add a lot to the movement.
The watch also has a hand-engraved balance wheel splint by the Lange gold carving master. Each watch has a different carved plate type, which can be said to be unique. The balance wheel uses a traditional screw pendulum with a frequency of 21600vph. The manual-wound L095.4 movement, in order to reduce the tediousness of frequent winding, has a built-in large barrel, which can be fully wound for 72 hours.
Summary: The Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen” watch is one of the Lange SIHH star models this year. It combines two unique ideas of Lange in recent years. The translucent sapphire crystal dial is treated with a patented coating. Blocks most visible light, allows ultraviolet light to pass through, recharges the underlying luminous material, and uses a consistent design for the large moon phase disk in the center of the eccentric dial. After the daytime watch constantly absorbs the energy in the light, at night, the brilliance from the Lange watch allows us to be able to share the moon with the watch under the night sky for the first time.