A. Lange & Söhne Presents 25 Years of the Lange 1
Straightforward, functional, and efficient – these attributes define German design. But the quest for the perfect form is driven mainly by passion. There is no other way to explain the long-lived enthusiasm for visionary designs such as the Barcelona chair, the Braun radio, or the Porsche 911 even decades after they were first conceived. Many of these designs were initially polarizing but then stood their ground and eventually became style-defining, just like the LANGE 1.
Since it premiered on 24 October 1994, the Lange 1 has epitomized the core and the identity of A. Lange & Söhne. With its unique combination of classic style elements and technical innovations, it stands for the determination of the Saxon ability to craft the world’s finest watches. Even in its 25th year, the famous watch family created by A. Lange & Söhne remains an unconditional success.
The LANGE 1 elicited enthusiasm when it had its debut on October 24,1994 with its asymmetric dial, the three-day movement, and the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch. Its stringent design, technical innovations and superb craftsmanship were convincing and sometimes even evoked euphoria. A quarter of a century later, the instantly recognizable watch joined the roster of the 20th century’s great timepiece classics. That is why, despite its new movement, it has remained almost unchanged externally.