Since 2005, gorgeous A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone world timer has been the best friend for all world travelers. Now a white gold model with luminous hands and appliqués provides perfect guidance throughout the world’s 24 time zones even in the deep darkness.
The new white gold A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone watch with the referent number 116.039 is more discrete than the previous version. Compared to the red gold model, the new timepiece features a redesigned dial that indicates local time and the current time in the second time zone at a single glance. Its refreshed dial with the luminous dots and strips of Superluminova on the rhodium gold hands and hour indices makes the reading of time much more legible in every situation, even in the total darkness.
Its functionality still remains the same. For the adjustment of the applicable time zone, the newest A. Lange & Sohne’s watch features a rotating ring with the names of 24 cities that represent the respective time zones. A push piece moves the ring forward in 15 degrees steps to the East, causing the hour hand of the sub-dial to advance in one-hour increments as well.
Its decentralized dial comprises two subsidiary dials, as well as a power-reserve indicator and a date window. The larger sub-dial which is located at the 9 o’clock position is used for the time in home zone, whilst the smaller one which is situated between 4 and 5 o’clock positions displays the second time zone. The latter is harmonized with the city ring and it can be set with a push of the button.
The new timekeeper from the highly esteemed German watchmaker has yet another nice feature. Each sub-dial is equipped with its own day/night indicator which makes it the perfect companion for people on the go.
A Reliable Friend Wherever You Are
The A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone is housed in a slightly oversized case with 41.9 mm in diameter and 11 mm in thickness. Considering the fact that it is relatively slim, this dressy timepiece is quite comfortable.
The new member of the noticeable Lange 1 family is equipped with the in-house made caliber L031.1 hand-wound movement. The impeccable mechanism crafted to the most demanding Lange quality standards will work no less than 72 hours until the low power supply will start to affect its precision.
The mechanism is decorated and assembled by hand, and includes twin mainspring barrel, plates and bridges made of untreated German silver, as well as a balance cock and an intermediate-wheel cock, among other features. The 54 jewels movement beats at the frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and consists of 417 components.
The Glaschütte based watchmaker protected its case with a hardened antireflective sapphire crystal (hardness 9). The case is constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (100 feet), but I am sure that you will not go swimming with this luxury wristwatch.
Finally, the watch comes with a black hand-stitched crocodile strap with a white gold buckle.
If you are a real world-traveler who prefers to keep track of time in this global marketplace, then you might consider buying the new A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone Watch in 18-karat white gold. Unfortunately, with the price tag of approximately $50,000, only those with deeper pockets will be able to purchase this amazing timepiece.