GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ Limited Edition showcases Lange’s new idea: the translucent dial reveals the first luminous calendar display.
When Lange first introduced the big calendar display that year, it was not only praised, but also set off a wave of brands vying to follow suit. The large calendar with the distinctive style of the asymmetrical dial makes LANGE 1 an undisputed masterpiece. The intricate devices that make this famous big calendar display are usually hidden under a solid silver dial, and now GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ will show you this mysterious world generously. This platinum case watch is limited to 200 pieces and fully reflects the characteristics shown in the name: some dials are made of translucent sapphire crystal, only the outer ring, hour display, minute display and small seconds dial are made of black silver The sapphire crystal part reveals the first large calendar display dial device that shines in the dark. In addition, time and power reserve are also legible in the dark.
How to ensure the best effect of the luminous function after daily switching operations is the technical problem faced when developing the GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’. Lange’s product R & D engineer came up with the idea to directly engrav the white luminous coating and black numbers on the ten-digit cross disc. The single digit disc was composed of transparent glass with black numbers and rotated on the luminous background. The sapphire crystal part of the dial is treated with a newly developed coating that blocks most of the visible spectrum. As for the invisible UV spectrum, it is not blocked by the coating. Therefore, the numbers on the dial can penetrate enough photon energy to make the turntable device still easy to read.
This also brought a surprise effect: the scales created by hand on the calendar splint were originally only visible to the watchmaker during assembly, but now watch wearers can also enjoy such exquisite details. These small overlapping circular cloud patterns are created by human hands with small rolling sand nails and are usually hidden under the dial.
The double-assembled watch factory’s self-made L095.2-type movement combines superb craftsmanship and high-level aesthetics, and can also be admired from the other side through the sapphire crystal back cover. Needless to say, GRANDLANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ is impeccable from every angle.
Only a year ago, Lange gave the GRAND LANGE 1 a brand new manual winding movement. Thanks to the cancellation of the second mainspring barrel and the delicate parts arrangement, the movement can reduce the overall thickness without damaging any power reserve, and at the same time, it can transplant the elegant dial structure of LANGE 1 to large models. The dial of the GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ shows the hours, minutes, seconds, large calendar and power reserve indicator, and the configuration is clear and non-overlapping.
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On November 19, 2016, the tenth ‘Lawrence Charity Night’ was held in Dubendorf near Zurich. More than 600 VIP guests attended the party to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Swiss Lawrence Foundation. IWC launched a special edition of the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Digital Date and Month ‘2016 Zurich Lawrence Charity Night’ (model: Ref. IW397205) for auction and donated to Lawrence charity.
All guests have the opportunity to bid on this unique timepiece provided by IWC. The watch is made of platinum and has a diameter of 45 mm. It has a blue dial with special lettering on the bottom. This powerful chronograph not only allows accurate time measurement to the second, but also has a perpetual calendar function, which can independently identify the length of different months and the leap year every four years. The complex mechanism can be easily set through the crown, and no adjustment is required until 2100. The date and month information is displayed in large two-digit numbers.
Equipped with IWC-manufactured calibre 89801, with 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), ensuring high accuracy. Equipped with a highly efficient double pawl automatic mechanism, it can be wound automatically when worn on the wrist. The 18K red gold oscillating weight can convert the wearer’s kinetic energy into the tension of the mainspring, with a full-string power reserve of 68 hours. This watch comes with a Santoni black alligator strap.
In 2007, IWC collaborated with Swiss Mercedes-Benz to create the Swiss Lawrence Foundation. Lawrence values the power of sports to help disadvantaged children and adolescents better integrate into society. More than 10,000 teenagers participate in various sports offered by the project, such as Lawrence Athletic Girls and Lawrence Street Football. The foundation raises most of the funds needed to carry out the project through the annual ‘Lawrence Charity Night’ and last year’s party raised a total of 1.1 million Swiss francs.
On May 10th, the first stop of Rossini’s 30th Anniversary Brand Touring Series-‘Rosini’s 30th Anniversary Brand Touring Exhibition and Hu Jun’s Exclusive Limited Edition Watch Release Conference’ at Changchun Department Store The building was grandly held. Hu Jun, the spokesperson for Rossini brand image, was invited to attend. This event officially started the 30th anniversary of Rosini’s time brand journey.
As the longest building in Rossini’s ‘Single Store Sales in the Country’, it has created Rossini’s brilliant achievements and legendary records, carrying Rossini’s pride. Rossini watch general manager Mr. Shang Jianguang, president of Changbai Building, Mr. Zhao Demin, and movie star Hu Jun pressed the button together. The meticulously designed Rossini anniversary event LOGO ’30’ was instantly lit, like a soaring bird Flying freely higher, it means that Rossini has been glorious for 30 years.
On September 29th, 2014, the ‘Hats and Miracles’ Asian High-end Watch Fair, the annual event of the high-end watch industry, was grandly opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A brand from Germany-Lange participated in this exhibition. During the show, Lange showed a specialty version of a RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour le Mérite’ tourbillon watch. The watch is made of 18K white gold. ,Details are as follows:
The RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite” watch exhibits extreme precision, combined with Lange’s unique sesame chain transmission system and a one-minute tourbillon with a patented stop-second device. Named after Richard Lange, he is undoubtedly the most innovative figure in the Lange watchmaking dynasty. This precision wrist comes in 18K white gold with blued-steel hands and blue indexes. This special model is only available at Lange stores.
Lange presented the first watches of the new era 20 years ago, and has now launched four ‘Pour le Mérite’ precision watches. These pieces are equipped with Lange’s sesame chain transmission system specially designed for watches to ensure that the movement is driven by constant torque throughout the power reserve. In addition, the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour le Mérite’ with a one-minute tourbillon provides a stable and reliable rate.
Its stop-second device can instantly stop the balance wheel in the tourbillon frame. Just pull out the crown and the movement will stop to ensure that the time setting is not bad. After 200 years of the tourbillon, Lange engineers finally found a way to stop the tourbillon.
On the other hand, the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour le Mérite’ has an innovative patented rotating dial at 6 to 12 o’clock. This small dial fills the gap in the hour circle and allows people to watch the charming tourbillon at any time.
RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON The chronograph dial of ‘Pour le Mérite’ has an independent time display. There is a large minute circle above, and two smaller hour and second dials. The center point of the three can form an isosceles triangle. The design of this layout was inspired by RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour le Mérite’, page 2 from Dresden watchmaker Johann Heinrich Seyffert (1751–1818) (No. 93). He was one of the pioneers of Saxony’s precision watchmaking in the second half of the 18th century. Many people admire Seiffert’s timing instruments. One of them is Alexander von Humboldt, a well-known German natural scientist. He has used many times to complete expeditions with his accurate device.
This special edition of RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour le Mérite’ is now available in a noble white 18K gold case. The blue steel hands and blue scale on the minute circle contrast with the silvery white bottom of the solid silver dial, making the time display clear. This watch is exclusively available at Lange stores, including New York and Moscow stores that opened in 2014.
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This fall, Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet redefines time for women-inspired by the design aesthetics of the 17th-century single-hand watch (only showing hours), the new millennial series Philosophique frosted gold watch will interpret time from a philosophical perspective.
The new millennial Philosophique frosted gold watch highlights the creative vitality and expresses the eclectic freedom of the wearer. This watch is designed to challenge the haste of today’s world, stop the time for women, and subvert the traditional convention of measuring time with a single hand (only the hour). The millennium Philosophique watch is equipped with a newly developed Calibre 3140 self-winding self-produced movement. The patented mechanism of the new movement allows the hour hand to show an elliptical movement on the dial. The hour gear is linked with the small transparent disc in the center of the dial, while the hour hand is fixed on the small disc and can move in an oval shape according to the shape of the case.
Since its launch in 1995, the Millennium collection has become a model of Audemars Piguet’s modern aesthetics with its oval case, eccentric dial and front-view manual winding movement. The millennial watch draws inspiration from the fields of architecture and art, combines superb craftsmanship and innovative design, and provides women with personalized choices by designing novel, rich materials and diverse retouching techniques. In 2019, Audemars Piguet launches the new millennium series aventurine dial frosted gold watch, dark blue aventurine dial and small seconds sub-dial reminiscent of the starry night sky. The side of the case, bezel, inner bezel and lugs are decorated with frosted gold. The hand-crafted and polished 18K white gold Polish-woven strap is as comfortable as the second skin, adding a touch of retro flavor. .