Quick Take

With 2019 marking the 25th year since A. Lange & Söhne presented its first post-relaunch watch collection in 1994, we've seen Lange present, on a more or less monthly basis, new limited editions paying tribute to what is arguably its best-known collection, the Lange 1. Today we're seeing the next watch in this limited series, a 25-piece tribute to the Lange 1 Daymatic.*
First released in 2010, the Lange 1 Daymatic is characterized by a mirror-image reversal of the traditional asymmetric Lange 1 dial layout and as its name states, the use of an automatic movement in conjunction with a retrograde date display. The decision to have a day-of-the-week display take the place of the standard Lange 1 power reserve indicator was born of the belief the that having automatic winding seemed to mitigate the need for a power reserve indicator.
Like the previous seven limited editions honoring the Lange 1 that have already come out in 2019, this eighth piece, a Daymatic, features a blue and silver color scheme in which blued hands and blue printed markers are set against a silver dial dial. The 39.5mm Lange 1 Daymatic case is white gold.*
Initial Thoughts

The Daymatic isn't exactly the first Lange 1 that I tend to think about when Lange's best known collection comes to mind. Its use of an automatic movement makes it something of an outlier among Lange 1s. While a supremely finished manually wound movement is big part of the charm of the standard Lange 1, I have met watch enthusiasts over the years with a strong preference for the convenience afforded by automatic movements, and the Lange 1 Daymatic would seem to register with this demo. In any event, there are only going to be 25 of these Daymatics, and I expect that they will all go fast.
The Basics

Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Lange 1 Daymatic "25th Anniversary"
Reference Number: Ref. 320.066
Diameter: 39.5mm
Thickness: 10.4mm
Case Material: White gold
Dial Color: Silver
Indexes: Printed blue
Lume: No
Strap/Bracelet: Alligator with white gold*
The Movement

Caliber: L021.1
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, large date, day of the week
Diameter: 31.6mm
Thickness: 6.1mm
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Jewels: 67
Pricing & Availability

Price: €44,200
Limited Edition: 25 pieces
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