well, i agreed with your post until you said
..and yet. This is the most pleasing Lange 1 I've ever seen. Maybe it's all the fuss of the text around the dial that somehow evens out the asymmetric subdials.
Ive had a hardon for the silvery dial L1.
I much prefer the look of the luna mundi or perpetual in the Lange 1 family, or the GO Lunar PM, as far as moonphases are concerned. If the Lange 1 moonphase had a similar layout as the luna mundi or perpetual, I'd love it. It just doesn't do much for me as a moon phase in the Lange 1 family.
Just be happy, my dislike of it means there is one more out there in the world for you to go hunt down.
PS: I absolutely adore the timezone.
Well what can I say, great minds....
BOOOO !!! Off with his head! Just kidding..thats ok, its just means more Lange 1 Moonphases for the rest of us!
Grids or not...that watch is SMOKIN HOT !!!!
DL keeps bringing up his love of diaphragms in The Watch Appreciation Thread.
Sorry buddy, I couldn't resist.
I have an aversion to pink/salmon dials. I know many great companies have offered watches with that color dial, but I find it unattractive and kind of girly.
The bottom photo, I can't tell if the lighting is a bit off or if its my montior, so I am uncertain if the dial is blue or black. It looks a bit flat too me in terms of real depth of color. So my vote is for the black and white, since I am positive of the dial colors and I think the dial layout is a bit more interesting.
Absolutely stunning! It is hands down my favorite Lange design. I love how your photo captures the depth created by using applied gold for the moon and stars!
To me the moonphase complication took a beautiful, and as Newcomer describes it a cold design or maybe very teutonic design (which I think can be a positive description) and added a new layer (no pun intended) to the Lange 1. The color and moonphase complication added a slightly warmer character to the watch, while still retaining a level of coolness and beauty that has made the Lange 1 so famous.
My pleasure. I also meant to say, that I'm not a fan of the use of the number 3 with the date to the right of it. I would have preferred no date, or no number 3. Again, I'd pass on the copper color...I just don't care for it. Then again orange is one of my least favorite colors...so there is some serious bias. So even with the dial color clarifications I'm sticking with my original vote. Good luck with whatever you decide.