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The Shadow is my favorite Zeitwerk combination... new acquisition??
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The Shadow is my favorite Zeitwerk combination... new acquisition??

Thinking about it...


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Good luck with the deliberations... it's far too large for my smallish wrists, so I avoid temptation altogether. As an alternative, you may want to call up Torneau in Copley and see if they've gotten the new annual calendar... it's a hell of a watch at that price point and the best in its class, IMO. Timeless as well at 38.5mm.
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Congratulations! I saw this in the metal for the first time a few weeks ago in Italy and was suitably impressed. Typically clean dial layout with the useful outsize date, combined with arguably the best finishing and service in the business. This is a league beyond the AP perpetual or the PP annual, IMO. Double kudos to you for taking delivery of a new complication as your first (but unlikely to be last) Lange. Wear it in good health and please post pics.


Thanks! I appreciate your well wishes!!! I will post pictures when I get it, which will be soon, I imagine. I was impressed with it as well, enough to covet it! I am usually more patient with watches and do not mind buying gently worn pieces as a means of obtaining a great piece. However, when I finally saw the piece in the metal I was even more in love than I was with the pictures. I had a dealer offer me a great price on an older AP perpetual that looks like a JLC (I know its a JLC movement) but there is something about the Lange that made me smile. I do love PP's but the annual calendar never did it for me. I have always loved their 5059 perpetual calendar, and perhaps one day will get one. They have a few grand complications that are gorgeous and I really like some of their vintage pieces from the teens and twenties. But their calatrava's and many of their complicated pieces I find a bit boring.

I am a bit shocked I am getting a new complication as well, but I did not even expect to get off the wait list this soon. I figured I was in for a good three to six months, not one of the first ones to get the watch!
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That watch is gorgeous! Its out of my price range, but I think its great! Good luck if you buy!

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any reason because they're not using convex lenses?...sapphire is more flat?

I know coating is applied to both surfaces for all brands.

thing about lange...is that you can either have power reserve OR day of week function in lange1. not both haha..

lange tourbillon is dreamy... why do 82 additional parts cost tens of thousands of dollars more?

It not just the application of the coating by how the coating is applied. For some reason, the German's do it better than most brands.

There is a reason for that. Firstly, the Power Reserve is applied for the Lange 1 because it makes sense for a manually wound movement.

In the new Lange 1 Daymatic, they have introduced an automatic movement, which really makes a power reserve function redundant. Hence you don't really need both of them together.

Personally, I prefer the Lange 1 Daymatic for the better dial configuration as the single factor that detracted the Lange 1 for me was the inconvenience of viewing the dial when wearing a buttoned cuff.

I too question the value to tourbillons and have very little interests in them.
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My favorite watch maker, along with FPJourne and Minerva
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My favorite daily-wearer: ALS Saxonia, from the first manual wind generation (on DeBoise/Steed bespoke to make it SF appropriate):



I think that manual Lange calibres are without peer as a contemporary family.

I love the more austere models (the One, the first Langematics, the Saxonias). That being said, there are some truly ugly Langes, ugly in a way that goes beyond a cuckoo clock. As a brand, Lange is not as refined as Patek, but I think the manual calibres exceed what Patek now produces.

The factory aslo provides exceptional, attentive, and personal service. I like that as well.

Just to reveal my bias: I really like JLCs as well, and their VC iterations.

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About 4 years ago I agonized for many months between a L1 and a PP Annual Calendar. I eventually decided on the L1 and still smile at it every morning when I wind it.

The Lange Datograph is however, in my opinion, the most exquisite and peerless watch ever designed and made.
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About 4 years ago I agonized for many months between a L1 and a PP Annual Calendar. I eventually decided on the L1 and still smile at it every morning when I wind it.

The Lange Datograph is however, in my opinion, the most exquisite and peerless watch ever designed and made.

I do like the the Datograph! However, when I saw the annual calendar, I just fell in love with it. Lange has really impressed me! I love watches and grew up in a family that valued horology and exposed me to it. Lange has really achieved something special. I know that there are a few great brands--AP, PP, JLC, VC-- but Lange has won my heart. They are stately and very well made! I think the Zeitwerks is just a gorgeous watch!
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Hi! Well I am going to buy my first Lange in the next couple of days! I am down to the Lange Annual Calendar or the Walter Lange 1815 Up- Down. My AD has the RG annual calendar and the yellow gold 1815. Does anybody here have any experience in with the up down? As you know... I have been quite taken with the annual calendar, its a complication that I really like and I think Lange did a great job with it. But the 1815 is a really classic watch!
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Auf/Ab


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^^ Really swell.


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Does anybody here have any experience in with the up down?

I personally prefer the up/down in either rose gold or platinum. The dial layout is lovely, but I could never bring myself to pull the trigger as I found it a tad small for my liking. Unfortunately, I get no love with the new 1815, which I find a tad too large.

Either way, you can't lose between the up/down or the Saxonia annual - please post pics when you take possession.
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IMO, the ugliest Lange ever ... especially the Mickey Mouse shape on the dial.
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