On October 24, 1994, Lange held a press conference in Dresden to announce the official re-establishment of the brand, and the Lange 1 series was also officially unveiled at the same press conference. Twenty years later, Lange held a press conference in Dresden on the same day and released the new Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 38.5 mm platinum watch to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the most classic collection under the brand.
This limited edition of 20 Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 38.5mm platinum watches is named after the German ‘handwerkskunst’ of ‘craftsmanship’ craftsmanship as a tribute to the brand’s exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship. Among the most notable features are the one-minute tourbillon with a stop-second function, the black enamel face plate, and the exquisite hand finishing, which show Lange’s high-level craftsmanship.
In design, the Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 38.5mm platinum watch inherits the eccentric layout of the classic Lange 1 and further enhances the workmanship and texture of the details. First of all, in the design of the face plate, the face plate created by using the process of filling enamel is engraved with the brand logo and time scale on the gold base plate, and then filled with enamel and fired. Paired with mirror-polished hour markers and rhodium-plated gold hands, it shows the noble and magnificent style. The tourbillon below the faceplate uses a mirror-polished bridge to become the visual focus of this watch. The entire dial design uses a three-dimensional design, including a classic large calendar window, a solid silver small second dial located below the hour and minute dial and slightly lower than the enamelled dial, and a tourbillon window that is chamfered Nice layering.
The Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 38.5 mm platinum watch is equipped with the L961.3 tourbillon movement. In this movement, Lange displays classic elements of German watchmaking. Including the movement made of solid German silver with a three-quarter splint layout, and the double barrel is exposed through a part of the hollow. In addition, the most classic hand-carved decoration of the Lange movement is also used on this movement. The bridges, including the tourbillon, passing wheel and crown wheel, are carefully decorated with hand-carved patterns. It also has 7 ruby bearings fixed in a gold sleeve, and one tourbillon diamond bearing also fixed in a gold sleeve. In addition, the brand’s patented tourbillon stop-second device launched in 2008 is also used in this movement.
In order to highlight the 20th anniversary of Lange’s reclaimed factory, this commemorative watch uses a precious platinum case with a diameter of 38.5 mm.
Technical specifications: Lange & Söhne LANGE 1 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST Ref. 704.048F
Movement: L961.3 hand-finished movement, fully hand-assembled and decorated, 5-position correction, German silver build 3/4 plywood, mirror-polished steel tourbillon bridge, German silver tourbillon, flywheel and crown The bridges are all decorated by hand carving.
Movement parts: 378
Number of stones: 51, including 2 diamonds
Gold Ruby Sleeve: 7
Escapement: Swiss lever escapement
Oscillator: Shockproof screw balance, self-spring balance, 21,600 vibrations / hour
Power reserve: 72 hours
Functions: eccentric hour and minute indication, small seconds dial, power reserve indication, patented large calendar window display, one-minute tourbillon device with patented stop-second function
Operation items: crown ─ ─ upper and lower, press the handle ─ large calendar window quick adjustment
Case dimensions: diameter 38.5 mm, thickness 10.2 mm
Movement size: diameter 30.6 mm, thickness 5.9 mm
Mirror and bottom cover material: Sapphire crystal glass (Mohs hardness 9)
Case material: Platinum
Face plate material: black enamel white gold face plate, solid silver small seconds plate
Pointer material: Gold rhodium plated
Strap material: black alligator strap
Buckle material: Platinum, engraved with Lange logo
Limited: 20 pieces