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Blending Old & New
Presenting the first four Lange 1 watches in 1994 following the re-establishment of A. Lange & Söhne manufactory, the collection has quickly become recognized as the brand’s flagship suite. For nearly 20 years, Lange 1 timepieces remained the same, but today, various iterations have hit the market like the 36.8mm Little Lange 1, Lange 1 Moon Phase, and the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar. This collection skillfully combines tradition and innovation, showcasing A. Lange & Söhne’s watchmaking prowess and expertise. Traditional elements like the three-quarter plate, screwed gold chatons, and hand-finished surfaces are just a few things that purists might take notice of, while pioneering features include the off-centre dial layout and outsize date display inspired by the 5-minute clock in Dresden’s Semperoper opera house. Every piece in this collection is made in-house, and since 2015, have been equipped with the in-house movement L121.1. Explore an array of models available in precious metals like platinum, rose gold, and yellow gold. Or, if you’d like to browse other dress watches, shop our collection of pre-owned pieces from more top brands.
Discover the Lange 1 Collection
If you’re interested in a Lange 1, there are various references, styles, and functions to choose from. Some may prefer the collection’s original generations and early versions like the ref. 101.001, 101.002, and 101.005, while others may opt for a newer iteration like the ref. 191.021 or 191.028. The biggest distinction between old and new references would be the caliber that is used, so make sure you know the difference if that is an important factor for you.
For over 20 years, prior to 2015, A. Lange & Söhne was using the in-house caliber L901.0 to power Lange 1 models. Then in 2015, they began using the impressive L121.1 movement which features a proprietary balance spring and cam-poised balance rather than screws used to set the movement. Additionally, it flaunts a three-quarter plate and screw-down gold chatons, two barrels, and a 72-hour power reserve.
More Compelling Models
If you’re looking for a Lange 1 Time Zone piece, check out the handsome ref. 116.032. It was first introduced in 2005, and features a second time zone, making it perfect for collectors who frequently travel. Another captivating model is the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “Lumen” which is the first watch from the brand that features a luminous moon-phase display and a luminous outsize date. Next, discover the collection’s 2021 introduction—the Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar ref. 345.056. It’s a stunning piece with a dial crafted from solid pink gold. Learn more about the difference between a perpetual calendar vs. an annual calendar when you read this expert article. Lastly, for a precise tourbillon piece, check out the Lange 1 Tourbillon ref. 704.025.
Browse Handsome Lange 1 Models
When you’re searching for a pre-owned Lange 1 watch, keep in mind that prices vary widely depending on several factors like condition, reference, and demand. However, if you can find the model you want, it’s a great investment—since it’s considered to be the brand’s flagship collection, these pieces tend to hold their value. Currently, our Lange 1 collection ranges in price from $27,950 to $39,950, while some limited edition models can sell for almost $220,000. Check out a few of our top references available in different styles and functions.
Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” Limited Edition
Featuring a 40.9mm platinum case, an intriguing black dial, and new black alligator strap, this handsome watch is a rare, highly sought-after limited edition. Its functions include hours, minutes, small-seconds, date and day/night indicator.
Grand Lange 1 Moonphase Lumen Limited Edition
Combining a unique black transparent dial with a 41mm platinum case, it’s no wonder why so many collectors are itching to get their hands on this ref. 139.035F. Boasting an impressive array of functions like small seconds, moon phase, and a power reserve indicator, this is only one piece out of 200 examples.
Lange 1 Ref. 101.029
If you’re searching for a sleek, handsome, and simple option, this manual-wind watch featuring a 38.5mm 18k white gold case and black dial is the answer. Plus, it includes small seconds, date, and a power reserve indicator.
Lange 1 Ref. 101.030
Never underestimate a striking grey dial—this 38.5mm watch features a 18k white gold case, black alligator strap, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, and a day/night indicator.
Lange 1 Ref. 101.032
Looking for a rose gold option? This 38.5mm watch showcases a rich 18k rose gold case, silver dial, and alligator strap. It’s the perfect dress watch for any high-profile occasion.
Buying a Pre-Owned Lange 1 Watch
As the leading platform for buying, selling, and trading pre-owned luxury watches, we strive to bring collectors and enthusiasts an unrivaled selection of authentic, near-mint condition watches. If you’re interested in finding more watch options from A. Lange & Söhne, browse our pre-owned selection of Saxonia, and Richard Lange pieces as well. Also, read our “Best Men’s Dress Watches: 2021 Picks” article for a robust list of style recommendations.