UK Cheap Replica A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Watches

Budget considerations notwithstanding, probably my favorite new-for-SIHH-2016 watch from the talented people in Glashutte, Germany, is the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar in 18k white gold. It follows in the footsteps of the original 18k rose gold and limited edition platinum versions of the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar from 2012 (hands-on here). Another “hidden tourbillon” watch also new for 2016 is replica A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon. The concept here is about having a tourbillon-style regulation system, but not one that is exposed on the dial as is typically the case with tourbillon-containing timepieces. Rather, the tourbillon is located in the movement and only viewable through the sapphire crystal caseback on the rear of the watch.


In the spirit of “stealth wealth,” A. Lange & Söhne designed this reference 720.038F with just the mere term “tourbillon” on the dial, and in German “Ewiger Kalendar” below. Otherwise, the dial is seemingly simple and straight-forward with many of its complicated aspects almost hidden in plain sight. For me, what is perhaps the most special element of the design is the placement of a “hidden” tourbillon in an automatic movement. Not only are automatic self-winding mechanical watches with tourbillon regulation systems uncommon, but I don’t think that I’ve ever before seen one with the tourbillon only visible on the movement-side of the watch.


Over the last few years, many people on the aBlogtoWatch team have sort of “gotten over” the tourbillon as a reason to get excited about a watch. We’ve just seen so many of them that their importance has waned given their relative lack of utility or our observations of any real innovation. With that said, the complication is technically fascinating, and if we had to have one… well, then a tourbillon produced by best replica A. Lange & Söhne watches UK would easily be among the few we would eagerly choose. So, in a timepiece such as this, the placement of a tourbillon in a manner that does not require you to view it all the time, but merely at your desire if you want to remove the watch from your wrist is a concept that really appeals to us. I will sum up this stream of thoughts by saying that when the brand originally released the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar watch, I was not as excited about it as I am now. No, it isn’t the new 18k white gold case and gray dial that have changed my mind, but more likely my maturing and evolving tastes as a watch enthusiast.


So let me start by discussing the movement inside of this new (and non-limited edition) version of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar. Inside the watch is in-house made A. Lange & Söhne calibre L.082.1 automatic produced from 624 parts operating at 3Hz (21,600 bph) with a power reserve of 50 hours. As it is a Lange tourbillon, there is also a diamond endstone on the balance wheel. The visual design of the tourbillon is further a but different than other exact replica A. Lange & Söhne tourbillons thanks to the architecture of the automatic movement. There is certainly less of a view of the tourbillon because of the automatic winding system, but for me, the added convenience makes it worth it.

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If you recall, the main difference between a manually-wound versus automatic Lange 1 watch is not only the orientation of the complications (simply flipped for the automatic), but also the replacement of the power reserve indicator with a retrograde day-of-the-week indicator. This leads me to the perpetual calendar complication system which uses the big date indicator, day of the week scale, small leap year indicator, and peripheral ring for the month – which is indicated by a small arrow that sits right below the leap year indicator. There is also a moon phase indicator disc window built into the subsidiary seconds dial, and a day/night indicator relatively subtly included in the main dial for the time.

Other important features include no need to adjust the moonphase indicator for 122.6 years (if only I could live that long), as well as a patented stop-seconds mechanism for the tourbillon. I love the style of the richly-engraved 21k gold automatic rotor as well. Simple to understand and use, the information in the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar watch also makes it easy to love.


At 41.9mm wide and 12.2mm thick, for me, the size of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar is just right. The watch was previously released in 18k rose gold as well as platinum. The latter model could theoretically be confused with this 18k white gold model, but it has a silver-colored dial and was limited to 100 pieces. For this 18k white gold model, luxury fake A. Lange & Söhne opts for a gray dial. I should also mention another limited edition version which was the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst (hands-on here) from 2014. Price for this A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar ref. 720.038F is 315,900 €.

UK Cheap Replica A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Pour le Mérite: Now in White Gold with Black dial

The original Richard Lange Pour le Mérite debuted in 2009 to great fanfare but unlike other limited edition offerings from Lange & Sohne, the 250 piece limited edition didn’t sell out quite as quickly due to the global financial crisis. Yet, the replica A. Lange & Söhne rose gold with white enamel dial soon became one of the most sought after timepieces when market conditions stabilised.

Today, the 218 piece limited edition Richard Lange Pour le Mérite in white gold with black dial returns to similar economic conditions with a delectable new price-point which belies the amazing high complication residing beneath its high gloss, beauteous face – a fusée-and-chain transmission ensuring constant torque and superb rate accuracy.


The latest Richard Lange “Pour le Mérite” is the newest in the series with a limited 218-watch edition.

Watch savants will recall “Pour le Mérite” (translated: for merit) to be the suffix which Saxony manufacture has used since 1994 to denote exclusive watches endowed with the sum of watchmaking competence at cheap fake A. Lange & Söhne watches. Each of the four models launched have come equipped with the vaunted fusée-and-chain mechanism but the 1997 A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite represented the pinnacle of watchmaking for the maison.

The new Richard Lange Pour le Mérite carries within, the same manufacture L044.1 hand-wound calibre with fusée-and-chain, a horological complication which comprises a cone linked to the barrel via a chain, relying on the principle of leverage to ensure a constant flow of power to the escapement even when the barrel winds down; an innovation first found in high precision marine chronometers from the ancient world.


Fusée-and-chain transmission – Wrapped around the mainspring barrel, the chain delivers the power of the mainspring to the wheel train via the cone-shaped fusée. This keeps the torque constant.


Aesthetically speaking, the new Richard Lange Pour le Mérite has a 40.5 mm white gold case with exact dimensions of the edition launched in 2009. The good news is while all platinum and rose gold versions from 2009 have sold out, this latest Pour le Mérite with an attractive solid silver dial finished in gloss black now complements the series in a 218 limited series run. High contrast white Roman numerals and rhodiumed gold hands contrast well against the luxury fake A. Lange & Söhne black silver dial while red small Arabic numerals break potential visual monotony with nuances of colour.

For us, the latest Richard Lange Pour le Mérite in white gold with black dial is a mixed bag. On one hand, priced at S$118,500, it represents tremendous value when you consider that entry level gold Lange Saxonia begin at S$23,000 and when complications start to approach the calibre presented within the new Pour le Mérite, its price comparable competitors come in stainless steel – this makes acquisition of the latest Richard Lange very compelling. The not so good news is that owners of the 2009 best replica A. Lange & Söhne rose gold with white enamel dial edition might feel that they could have saved a fair bit of money by waiting. But then again, it can be argued that a fired enamel dial in a Richard Lange Pour le Mérite from 2009 makes all the difference (these pre-owned pieces transact on open markets around US$90,000 to 102,000 depending on condition).

If you’re still not convinced, our talented Editorial Director has high resolution macros of the 2009 Richard Lange Pour le Mérite for your viewing pleasure.