Pre-Owned: A.Lange & Sohne Lange 1 White Gold Deep Blue Dial
This reference 101.027, produced exclusively between 1997 and 2002, sets itself apart from other Lange 1’s thanks to its distinctive dark blue dial. The two subsidiary dials, with the indication for the hours, minutes and seconds, have a slightly darker, even finish. The rest of the dial features a vertical, satin-brushed finish, providing a subtle contrast with the lightly recessed subdials. The cult status of this early Lange 1 with blue dial is such that, in 2017, A. Lange & Söhne released a collection of watches with blue dials, directly inspired by this piece. Being an earlier piece from the German watchmaker, it is housed in a classically-sized 38.5mm case, similar to the original Lange 1.
The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 houses a manual-winding calibre L901.0, with a 72-hour power reserve. The movement is comprised of 398 components, of which 54 are jewels and five screwed gold chatons – the latter of which are a mark of Lange’s traditionally German movement. The watch has a lever escapement and the balance beats at 21,600 A/h.
A.Lange & Sohne Lange 1 White Gold Deep Blue Dial
Model: Lange 1
Dated: February 2003
Bracelet: Lange Alligator Strap
Case Size: 38.5mm x 9.8mm Thickness
Lug Width: 20mm
Case Metal: White Gold
Dial: Solid Silver, Dark Blue
Hands: Rhodiumed Gold
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Date, Power Reserve Indicator, Small Seconds
Box and Papers: Both
Serviced: 2020 by A.Lange & Sohne
Bracelet size: 8”