Watches & Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Söhne

Watches & Wonders would not be complete without a stop at A. Lange & Söhne, a place where tradition and craftsmanship are always reaching new heights.


The tradition of historic pocket watches is an important point of reference for A. Lange & Söhne and is reflected in many details of today’s manufacture calibres, sometimes even in the overall concept of a watch. And this is the case with the RICHARD LANGE MINUTE REPEATER, a limited edition of 50, which is based on the classic construction principles of precision watchmaking.

The pursuit of historical authenticity is expressed in the construction of the melodious and sophisticated striking mechanism as well as the enamel dial with its blued steel hands and slim Roman numerals, which are manufactured in-house. Contemporary developments include the patented hammer block and the pause elimination feature that prevents the usual pause between the hour and minute strikes in the first 14 minutes of an hour


This model represents the merging of uncompromising quality with the highest levels of functionality. With a case made from light, robust titanium that is water-resistant up to 12 bar (120 metres), and a matching bracelet, which guarantees the highest levels of comfort even when playing sport, the third member of the ODYSSEUS watch family lives up to this claim. The multilevel dial in the new colour ice-blue has a striking surface structure.

The sporty-elegant character of the watch, which is a limited edition of 250, is complemented by the robust, perfectly handcrafted automatic calibre L155.1, which was developed exclusively for this model range and launched in 2019. The balance wheel ensures absolute precision by oscillating at 28,800 semioscillations per hour (4 hertz) underneath the balance wheel bridge which is adorned with a hand-engraved wave pattern.


The new GRAND LANGE 1 perfectly reflects the ambition to further develop a watch family that has been the face of the brand for more than 25 years and has set new standards in precision watchmaking. The challenge lies in making the proportions of the timepiece even more elegant but at the same time retaining its high degree of recognisability.

The new model’s height has been reduced to 8.2 millimetres, giving the watch an even better fit on the wrist. This makes the GRAND LANGE 1 the ideal dress watch that combines genteel understatement with exciting design to form one organic unit. The 41 mm timepiece is available in white or pink gold.