It all began (again) on October 24th 1994 when Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein, the men behind the revival of A. Lange & Söhne, presented the first watches of a new era. Foremost among them: the Lange 1 and its revolutionary outsize date which commands the dial, whatever the other complications.
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Rose gold has been part of the luxury market since the age of Carl Fabergé and Czarist Russia, and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Why? We analyse.
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Part of the return to more complex mechanisms, the perpetual calendar has much to offer. The perfect standalone complication, it is also a test of expertise. All good reasons why it should be the star of SIHH 2019.
First presented in 2016, the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds, a typical example of the Saxon watchmaker's style with its regulator display, returns with a black dial and white gold case.
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