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Lange 1 Daymatic
Lange 1 Daymatic

Preview of the Lange 1 Daymatic by A. Lange & Söhne which will be presented at SIHH 2010. The absolute novelty, compared to the hitherto manual versions of the Lange 1, is the use of a self-winding mechanical movement, calibre L021.1, with a central rotor (the previous automatic movement produced by Lange for the Langematik had an off-centre rotor). Another difference is the dial, which has a mirror-image design compared to the Lange 1: now the main hour and minute dial is on the right side, while the patented large date display has been moved to the left side. The Lange 1 Daymatic will be the protagonist of the cover of L'Orologio 184 (on newsstands at the end of January), inside which there will be a feature dedicated to almost all the novelties that the company will present at the forthcoming SIHH and an interview with Tony de Haas, Head of Product Development A. Lange & Söhne. For information: Richemont Italy, tel. 02/30261.





Movement: Lange Manufacture Calibre L021.1, self-winding; manufactured, assembled and hand-decorated in accordance with Lange's highest quality standards; set with micrometric precision in five positions; central rotor with platinum oscillating weight; hand-engraved balance bridge


No. of movement components: 426


Rubies: 67


Screwed gold bezels: 7


Escapement: Anchor


Oscillating assembly: Glucydur balance with adjustment eccentrics and shock-absorbing system; high-quality balance spring manufactured in the factory; balance frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, micrometrical decline adjustment with lateral adjustment screw and swan-neck spring


Power reserve: 50 hours when fully charged


Functions: Hour and minute display, small seconds with stop seconds, patented large date display, retrograde display of days of the week


Control elements: Crown for winding and setting the time, adjustment buttons for date and day of the week


Case dimensions: Diameter: 39.5 millimetres; height: 10.4 millimetres


Movement dimensions: Diameter: 31.6 millimetres; height: 6.1 millimetres


References: 320.021 - 320.032 - 320.025


Case: Yellow gold; Pink gold; Platinum


Dial: Sterling silver, champagne; Sterling silver, argenté; Sterling silver, rhodié


Hands: In yellow gold; In rose gold; In rhodium-plated gold


Glass and back window: Sapphire glass (hardness 9)


Strap: hand-sewn crocodile with Lange solid gold or platinum buckle