The LANGE 1 turn 15About the Ascent of an impressive watch family
Since it premiered in October 1994, the LANGE 1 has been “the face” of A. Lange & Söhne. With its striking dial design and its patented outsize date – the first truly legible date display ever to grace a wrist-watch – it gained global fame virtually overnight and garnered a host of product awards. Today, the LANGE 1 symbolises Lange watch-making artistry. It embodies the skills and know-how of an entire watchmaking dynasty that was founded by Ferdinand Adolph Lange almost 165 years ago. At the same time it represents the performance of the master watchmakers at A. Lange & Söhne as well as their tireless quest for the perfect timepiece.
With its novel language of form, the LANGE 1 pays tribute to the courage and the innovative energy of the Saxon manufactory, but its balanced design is the hallmark of a timeless classic. This is also the reason why the LANGE 1 remained unchanged for 15 years, and thus established its very own tradition. Now, with the GRAND LANGE 1, the LANGE 1 MOONPHASE, the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE, and the LITTLE LANGE 1 “Soirée” it is not only embedded in its own family, but it also constitutes the underlying design philosophy for future watch models. The following pages present the key milestones in the 15-year history of the acclaimed collection.