Lange A.Lange & Söhne Will Release Lange1 Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Watch

An extremely innovative tourbillon watch with perpetual calendar function-Lange1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar is coming soon. This outstanding watch is the latest in a long tradition of handmade watchmaking in the Saxony region. Lange took this watch to the Green Dome Treasure Hall in Dresden and displayed it together with the masterpieces of Saxony craftsmanship in the museum.

The Lange1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar is created for visionary people, and the perpetual calendar function makes it easy for them to make long-term planning. The complex device fitted on this Lange1 watch can effortlessly meet this requirement: its perpetual calendar does not need to be adjusted for one day until 2100, and its structural breakthrough also sets a new standard for the industry.
LANGE1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR on a 17th-century astronomical clock
In order to ensure readability when the perpetual calendar display is combined with the Lange1 eccentric dial, the Lange R & D team first put the monthly calendar display in a rotating outer ring. In addition, all perpetual calendar displays are equipped with a jump function, allowing the wearer to accurately read the time at any time.

LANGE1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR displayed on a cabinet made by Boas Ulrich, circa 1600

However, this watch shows more than Saxony’s creativity; the manual modification of 624 precision parts in the watch also honours the local craftsmanship inherited by this Saxony watch factory. There is no place where you can experience these skills more deeply than the Green Dome Treasure Hall in the Dresden Castle, the treasure house of the ‘strong’ Auguste. The Treasure Hall reopened in 2006, displaying a series of unique jewellery and sculptures, distributed among nine magnificent exhibition halls; more than 3,000 of them are in hundreds of display cases arrayed in front of magnificent walls. Or display freely on a luxurious table. This 21st-century watchmaking masterpiece is displayed in parallel with two of its masterpieces.
The observatory clock manufactured by Jeremias Pfaff circa 1690 is a representative of the spirit of the forerunner: on its five dials, time and full calendar functions are indicated by figures. Luxuriously decorated with jewel-adorned silver flowers and leaves, this flat table clock is part of a royal collection. In addition, near 1600, the master craftsman Boas Ulrich produced an elaborately carved ebony cabinet with partial gold-plated silver decoration, showing earlier German silversmith craftsmanship.

LANGE1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR on a 17th-century astronomical clock

Lange’s watchmakers and retouching artisans pay tribute to the old masters with the art and fine decoration they create. They learned that building the future must rely on past achievements. Without traditional technologies, innovation will lack soul. Therefore, as a partner of the Dresden Museum of Art, Lange has also established the Saxon cultural origin of the brand while participating in the conservation of the Green Dome Museum.
About Lange
Ferdinand A. Lange founded his own watchmaking factory in 1845 and also laid the foundation stone for the watchmaking industry in Saxony. The precision pocket watches he made back then are still sought after by collectors around the world. After the Second World War, Lange’s century-old foundation was expropriated and confiscated by the East German regime. The great-grandson of the founder, Walter Lange, seized the opportunity and began the revival of Lange in 1990. Today, Lange produces only thousands of gold or platinum watches representing the highest quality every year, all equipped with exclusive movements carefully modified and assembled by hand. Within 20 years, Lange has developed more than 40 watch-manufactured movements, leading the world’s leading watch brand. The brand has achieved a lot of results, introducing different innovative timepieces, such as LANGE 1 with the first large calendar display, and LANGE ZEITWERK with clear, easy-to-read, accurate word-jumping devices. Both watches have also become Lange’s signature models.