A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tour­bil­lon Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Watch

THE MAN Magazine Cambodia - - Basel Report -

Bud­get con­sid­er­a­tions not­with­stand­ing, prob­a­bly my fa­vorite new­for-SIHH-2016 watch from the tal­ented peo­ple in Glashutte, Ger­many, is the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tour­bil­lon Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar in 18k white gold. It fol­lows in the foot­steps of the orig­i­nal 18k rose gold and lim­ited edi­tion plat­inum ver­sions of the Lange 1 Tour­bil­lon Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar from 2012 (hands-on here). An­other ”hid­den tour­bil­lon” watch also new for 2016 is A. Lange & Söhne Dato­graph Per­pet­ual Tour­bil­lon. The con­cept here is about hav­ing a tour­bil­lon-style regulation sys­tem, but not one that is ex­posed on the dial as is typ­i­cally the case with tour­bil­lon-con­tain­ing time­pieces. Rather, the tour­bil­lon is lo­cated in the move­ment and only view­able through the sap­phire crys­tal case­back on the rear of the watch. Over the last few years, many peo­ple on the aBlog­toWatch team have sort of ”got­ten over” the tour­bil­lon as a rea­son to get ex­cited about a watch. We’ve just seen so many of them that their im­por­tance has waned given their rel­a­tive lack of util­ity or our ob­ser­va­tions of any real in­no­va­tion. With that said, the com­pli­ca­tion is tech­ni­cally fas­ci­nat­ing, and if we had to have one... well, then a tour­bil­lon pro­duced by A. Lange & Söhne would eas­ily be among the few we would ea­gerly choose. So, in a time­piece such as this, the place­ment of a tour­bil­lon in a man­ner that does not re­quire you to view it all the time, but merely at your de­sire if you want to re­move the watch from your wrist is a con­cept that re­ally ap­peals to us.

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