As a result, it is constantly in motion, just like the moon itself. The increments are so small they cannot be detected by the naked eye. The moon is a fascinating celestial body that has been preoccupying astronomers for time immemorial. It is not only responsible for the tides, but also influences the life rhythms of numerous creatures and plants. For these reasons, many watch enthusiasts appreciate a moon-phase display. Since its restart, the manufactory in Saxony has presented twelve models with this complication. But never before has the moon phase been as prominently showcased as in the new a. lange & söhne grand lange 1 moonphase replica.
Additionally, the moon-phase display indicates the time that elapses from new moon to new moon with an accuracy of 99.9978 per cent. The average synodic month lasts 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 3 seconds. For the sake of simplicity, most classic moon-phase displays round this cycle down to 29.5 days.
The effort invested in the coating of the solid-gold lunar disc exemplifies the degree of perfection to which Lange’s product developers are committed. Their goal was to depict the nocturnal sky as magnificently as possible. The result of their intensive research and development work is a patented coating process, which, with its incomparably brilliant colours and crisp texture details, fulfils even the most ambitious aesthetic expectations. Interference effects – the superposition of waves – eliminate all non-blue hues of light falling on the watch. This creates an intense blue tone for the eye of the observer. A laser is used to cut out more than 300 stars of different sizes with extremely sharp contours, producing a miniaturised image of the galaxy.
Combining an off-centre dial, the a lange sohne replica watches outsize date and a lavishly finished manufacture calibre, the GRAND LANGE 1 MOON PHASE features all of the iconic hallmarks of A. Lange & Söhne’s most famous timepiece family. The considerable 72-hour power reserve was achieved with only one mainspring barrel. This is why the height of the movement is a scant 4.7 millimetres. The case in yellow gold, pink gold or platinum has a diameter of 41.0 millimetres. Endowed with a classic screw balance, a balance spring developed and manufactured in-house, a three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, and lavishly hand-decorated movement parts, the Lange manufacture calibre L095.3 unites all of the classic features that prompt connoisseurs around the world to associate A. Lange & Söhne timepieces with Saxon watchmaking artistry and superior precision.