What Is It?

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the rebirth of Lange, and with it, two decades of the Lange 1. In January of this year, the 21st of Lange 1, we were shown a brand new, totally revamped caliber for this benchmark in modern watchmaking. The Lange 1’s original caliber, built during what many would deem a dark period for fine watchmaking, was indeed beautiful and more than adequate. But, in 2015, we saw a completely revamped caliber with some major technical upgrades (read here for a head-to-head comparison), and some supremely subtle but wonderful aesthetic changes – a slightly thinner bezel, more slight script on the font, and a movement diameter that is slightly slimmer and wider, filling the case even better.

Why Do We Love It?

Because I don’t think anyone was complaining about the original Lange 1 Caliber in the least, and Lange absolutely did NOT need to redesign this legendary watch’s movement from the ground up with the L1 continuing to be a strong seller. But they did, and an amazing watch just got even better. And that is why Lange is Lange, and why we love them. PS – Lange currently has both old and new L1’s in stores now, but not for long, so if you want to see them side-by-side, make your way to a dealer ASAP.

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