WOTY 2012: A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1

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Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended in the Classic Watch of the Year category was the A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1.

 

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The Lange 1 first appeared back in 1994 and is said to have earned great acclaim for its traditional elements of Saxony watchmaking, while its off-centre dial and large date were design features of particular note.

Since then it has won numerous awards but 18 years on the Glashütte-based brand is back with an update – the Grand Lange 1.

Exhibiting a deliberate rearrangement of watch components, the Grand Lange houses the new manually wound calibre L095.1, making the watch a much larger model that its predecessor.

It has a solid silver dial displaying the hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve, which is an impressive 72-hours.

The added touch of luxury for 2012 is its choice of platinum or gold case, while its open caseback reveals a beautifully decorated movement.


To see a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2012 issue, which was published in June, click here.

 

 

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