A.Lange & Söhne: Moon Phases Beyond Time And Space

In the 16th century, the elector Augustus of Saxony laid the foundation for astronomy and lunar research. Saxony’s elector Augustus (1526-1586), with diverse interests, has accumulated rich practical experience in different fields such as precision mechanics, mineralogy, and cartography. Scholars’ personal relationships and other like-minded monarchs at the time have resulted in a variety of astronomical instruments. This year, some of Lange’s watches present a charming moon in a unique way. In the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase, the moon appears in the hour and minute circles and becomes the focal point. The Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar accurately displays the current moon phases with a clearly arranged dial.

Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase and rear globe made by William and Samuel Jones

Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase

 Globe (from Latin ‘tellus’ in Latin) This planetary device can accurately represent the relative positions of the earth, moon and sun. This model is very suitable for explaining seasonal changes, moon phase changes, and astronomical phenomena such as solar and solar eclipses. In addition, the calendar function on the bottom plate can accurately observe the position of the sun, earth and moon on the day. The new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase is available in 18K yellow gold, 18K rose gold and platinum 950. The patented coating of the moon phase disc brings a lifelike shape to this astronomical complex, striking.

Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar with lunar instrument made by Ernst Fischer

Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar

 Ernst Dresden Based on photos and observations, Fischer sculpted the frontal shape of the moon. Because the moon moves in sync with the Earth, the moon seen on Earth is always on the same side, so in this plan, Fischer could not paint the opposite side of the moon. It was not until 1959 that the Soviet Lunik 3 satellite finally photographed the ‘dark’ side of the moon. In 1969, the first astronaut had set foot on the moon. To this day, the moon is the most celestial body known to mankind. The Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar combines the classic complications of a tourbillon and a perpetual calendar. The calendar display is clearly arranged at the edge of the time display, making the required information clear at a glance.

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