Hands-On With The Swiss Movement Fake A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone Watch UK

The Lange 1 Time Zone has been in the collection since 2005, but last year, in June, AAA perfect replica A. Lange & Söhne decided it was time to present an update. This new version of the Lange 1 Time Zone has a new movement, featuring a handy feature for indicating daylight saving time. But, of course, this hands-on Lange 1 Time Zone review is not about that new additional function, but, rather, what it is like to wear this watch.

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Lange 1 Time Zone

At first sight, nothing much has changed from the previous version of the Lange 1 Time Zone. It is still the same beautifully designed watch, but it now has a few new details on the dial. I reviewed the platinum version back in 2014, which you can read here. From a visual perspective, the dial underwent a few minor changes due to the new daylight saving indicator. But also the day/night indicators have been relocated on the dial. In the picture below, that we took of the Lange 1 Time Zone in platinum 6 years ago, you can see the small changes.

The day/night indicators for both local and home time are now positioned in the center of each dial. The small gold arrow at 5 o’clock that points to the reference location (city), now has an aperture. If this aperture turns red, it means that this location has a daylight saving time. If that’s the case, you need to add one hour to the time from spring to autumn in the northern hemisphere and from late summer to spring in the southern hemisphere. How is this done? With a little “coding” on the underside of the city disc.

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Setting the Time Zone

You’ll see two correctors on the left side of the Lange 1 Time Zone. When you push the corrector at 8 o’clock, the city ring will make a jump to the city in the next time zone (from west to east). Simultaneously, the small hour hand in the sub-dial also advances by one, automatically adjusting your local time.

The large dial shows your home time. When you adjust this display (via the crown) the hands of both the large and small dials move together. As such, when you’re setting up this watch. you need to set the reference city (indicated by the polished rose gold pointer at 5 o’clock) to your home city/time zone. Then you can set the times concurrently. To further distinguish the home (big) and local (small) dials, Lange decided to use Roman numerals for the home time and Arabic numerals for the local time.

If you’re planning on extending your stay in your second (local) time zone, and want to synchronize the main time display to that of the small display, you can. All you have to do is to pull the crown out to the second position (the normal time-setting position) and hold down the 8 o’clock pusher. This decouples the two displays enabling you to set the large time display independently of the small time display. Then, for the smart noses amongst you, you might need to correct the date as well (th date is connected with the time in the large display). Use the pusher at 10 o’clock to do that. Easy peasy.

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L141.1 Movement

All this new functionality is powered by the new in-house developed and manufactured caliber L.141.1. This movement replaces the L031.1. Compared to its predecessor, the L141.1 of the new Lange 1 Time Zone has a 72-hour power reserve using only one barrel. As always, you’ll find some amazing finishing on the movement. Including hand-engraved bridges. Also, you’ll find a screw balance and freely oscillating balance spring.

Caliber L141.1 has an operating frequency of 21,600vph and, as indicated above, a power reserve of three days. As you can see in the pictures above, the finishing and decoration are just breathtaking. The typical 3/4 plate that is the Glashütte signature, is made from German silver. The screwed gold chatons, blue screws, and beautiful artisanal decoration of the movement are part of the joy when wearing (and owning) an A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone. Or any other Lange watch, to be frank.

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On the wrist

The case of the Lange 1 Time Zone has a diameter of 41.9mm and a height of just 10.9mm. It makes this watch very wearable. I really love the pink gold version and am happy Lange was able to supply us with one. The combination of the pink gold and the argenté (silvery) dial is truly stunning. There’s a lot going on the dial, but not for a minute did I feel it was cluttered.

The city ring shows a lot of city names, of course, and then’s there the famous auf (up) and ab (down) as well as the indication it has a 72-hour power reserve. I am not sure I would mind too much if the latter information were excluded, but it is there because it has always been there and so I accept it is part of the traditional Lange aesthtic.

Then, there’s the eternal debate about the big date. Do you prefer a 0 in the left aperture or not? Lange chose not to, and it seems there are people who love it and those who dislike it. I might be in the latter group, but it would never be a dealbreaker for me. The Lange 1 Time Zone is simply a divine watch. Just like in real life, it is often that imperfection that makes things (and persons) beautiful. The same applies here. I love a good imperfection, so in this case, it’s the lack of a 0 on the left date aperture. So be it.

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Perfect UK Sale A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual And 1815 Thin Honeygold Limited Editions Automatic Replica For Men

Two watches of a three-piece collection paying homage to F. A. Lange.

Quick Take

Today, German horological powerhouse Swiss fake A. Lange & Söhne is announcing the release of a trio of watches in a collection celebrating brand founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Included in that collection – and the focus of this introduction – are the Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold and the 1815 Thin Honeygold. That’s right: Both watches are cased in the brand’s unique gold alloy generally reserved for special occasions and limited editions (or, in this case, both). One is a perpetual calendar chronograph with a rattrapante function, and the other a classic time-only – sans seconds hand – dress watch. These pieces, and the collection at large, belong to the 1815 family, which is a reference to F.A. Lange’s birth year. The watches were unveiled at the Watches & Wonders exhibition in Shanghai that runs from Sept. 9 to 13.

The white dial fake watch has Arabic numerals.
Fake A. Lange & Söhne Watch With Arabic Numerals
Initial Thoughts

Honeygold is a proprietary material specially created by quality copy A. Lange & Söhne in-house. It was first used in 2010 for the three watches of the “165 Years – Homage to F. A. Lange” anniversary edition (one of which can be seen in Kevin Rose’s collection in his episode of Talking Watches). In all, only eight limited editions cased in this alloy have ever been launched. For this launch, both of these watches are fitted in the special 18k gold cases. Interestingly, the specific alloy compound used to create this special gold is not known; what is known is that the metal is harder and more scratch-resistant than other gold alloys with a fineness of 18k.  

The limited fake watches are made from honeygold.
Honeygold Case Fake A. Lange & Söhne Watch
1815 Thin Honeygold

The 1815 Thin Honeygold celebrates the 175th anniversary of German (specifically Saxon) precision watchmaking. It is about as classic and refined a dress watch as they come. It ticks that one overarching defining characteristic of being a time-only watch, without that pesky seconds hand. What’s more, the watch is manually wound. From a design perspective, it takes cues from classic pocket watches. At 38mm in diameter, it sits in the absolute sweet spot of sizing overall, especially as a modern dress piece. Further bolstering its austere adherence to the formal way of doing things, the watch is a razor-thin 6.3mm. I dare you to find a shirt cuff that doesn’t fit under. The dial is done in a white, two-part enamel design with dark-grey printed Arabic numerals and a  railway-track minute scale. Inside the watch beats the L093.1 manufacture caliber with the freely oscillating Lange balance spring working in combination with a classic screw balance for enhanced accuracy.

Of course if you’re a Lange fan, the first thing you’ll think of is the Saxonia Thin 37mm. Both watches use different versions of the same movement, which is the Lange caliber L093.1. In the Saxonia Thin, however, the movement is decorated with Glashütte stripes, while in the 1815 it has a grained finish similar to the gilt finish found on vintage Lange pocket watches. The two watches also have different dials – the most notable difference is the use of stick markers in the Saxonia Thin, versus Arabics in the 1815 Thin Honeygold.

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Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold

The Tourbograph Perpetual was first released in 2017, but this is the first time it is being released in the Honeygold alloy. It isn’t just the case which is made of Honeygold, either. The dial is also made of the proprietary material. This dial is actually quite complex, requiring five separate pieces just to make it. Everything from the main dial surface, to the subdial registers, to the flange is made of individual segments that are then brought together to create the dial at large. Each dial requires two people to complete it.

The watch houses five complications: a fusée-and-chain transmission with a tourbillon, a chronograph, a rattrapante function, and a perpetual calendar. Housing all of those complications requires a case size and height that is a fair deal larger and thicker than its 1815 Thin counterpart (notice the word thin is nowhere to be seen, nor should it be in regards to the Tourbograph Perpetual). The watch comes in at 43mm in diameter with a case height of 16.6mm. Similar to the 1815 Thin, this watch employs the use of Arabic numerals on the dial with an outer railway-track scale.

One of the most interesting aspects of this piece is the chronograph’s rattrapante functionality, controlled by two column wheels. Essentially, this is illustrated by a sweep hand that runs in tandem with the chronograph hand. It can be stopped independently by engaging the pusher at 10 o’clock. Once the pusher is activated again, it catches up instantaneously with the chronograph hand, and the two hands continue to run synchronously. This allows for an unlimited number of lap times to be taken within the maximum stop time of 30 minutes. Luckily, there is an exhibition caseback through which this entire process can be viewed.

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Fake A. Lange & Söhne Watch With Tourbillon
Concluding Thoughts

It is one thing to show off, and another thing entirely to show what you are capable of. With these two limited edition releases, best replica A. Lange & Söhne is firmly in the latter camp. On one hand, we have a reserved and fully capable two-hand dress watch, and on the other, we have high watchmaking on full display. The 1815 Thin Honeygold is limited to 175 pieces – a nod to the anniversary – and the Tourbograph Perpetual is limited to 50 pieces.

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Limited Fake A. Lange & Söhne Watch
The Basics

Brand: A. Lange & Söhne

Model: Tourbograph Perpetual and 1815 Thin

Reference Number: 706.050FE (Tourbograph Perpetual), 239.050 (1815 Thin)

Diameter: 43mm (Tourbograph Perpetual), 38mm (1815 Thin)

Thickness: 16.6mm(Tourbograph Perpetual), 6.3mm (1815 Thin)

Case Material: 18k Honeygold

Dial Color: 18k Honeygold, black-rhodiumed, with relief-engraved numerals and scales (Tourbograph Perpetual); copper, white enameled (1815 Thin)

Indexes: Arabic numerals

Lume: No

Strap/Bracelet: Leather Strap

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The Movement

Caliber: L133.1 (Tourbograph Perpetual), L093.1 (1815 Thin)

Functions: Time display in hours and minutes; tourbillon; chronograph with rattrapante function; perpetual calendar with date, day, month, leap year; moon-phase display (Tourbograph Perpetual). Hours and minutes (1815 Thin)

Diameter: 32mm (Tourbograph Perpetual), 28mm (1815 Thin)

Thickness: 10.9mm (Tourbograph Perpetual), 2.9mm (1815 Thin)

Power Reserve: 36 hours (Tourbograph Perpetual), 72 hours (1815 Thin)

Winding: Manual

Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour

Jewels: 52 (Tourbograph Perpetual), 21 (1815 Thin)

Chronometer Certified: No