When you think “Lumen“, you know that it’s going to be rare, you know that’s it’s going to feature sapphire and you know that it’s going to be superb… At A. Lange & Sohne replica watches, the name “Lumen” means rather unusual watches, which are bearing a smoky sapphire crystal that partially reveals the top side of the movement and the date / hours discs.
After the Grand Lange 1 Lumen and the Zeitwerk Lumen, A. Lange & Sohne came to the SIHH with a new edition, one that seems natural in the end. Here is the A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen replica watch.
The new Best A. Lange & Sohne Replica Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen watch is a mix of a Grand Lange 1 in its Lumen edition with the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase. Applying the Lumen concept on the Moon edition is rather natural, as not only the manufacture could play with the indexes and hands, as well as the date discs to apply luminous material, but this is now also true for the moon indication, creating a very, very cool design.
The idea is simple: take a Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase replica watch, remove the normal opaline dial and replace it by a sapphire plate. This semi-transparent sapphire-crystal dial exposes – partially only – the top side of the movement. The sub-dials, both for the time and for the seconds, are still opaque. All the indications of the dial, except the logo at 12 and the inscriptions at 6, are coated with luminous material. Thus, the Roman numerals and the diamond-like indexes of the time dial on the A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen replica watch, as well as the hands, shine during the night.
The other novelty is of course the moon indication. Usually treated in blue with a gold moon and stars on the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase replica watch, the moon disc of the A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen replica watch is made of glass. Initially, its surface is treated with a patented coating process. In a second step, a laser is used to cut out 1164 stars and the moon. Thanks to the luminous compound behind the lunar disc, all the starts as well as the moon will also shine during the night. The large moon-phase display on A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen replica watch occupies a prominent position on the main dial.
The A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen replica watch only comes in one variation: a platinum case (like all the Lumen editions) and this smoky grey / black dial. The case remains entirely the same as the non-Lumen edition, meaning a rather important 41mm diameter but a subdued thickness of 9.5mm, and the same design, with typical Lange lugs, a rounded and polished bezel as well as satined casebands.
Like the previous Grand Lange 1 Lumen, this new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen replica watch is a rather special watch that might be a bit off-line with the rest of the conservative and elegant collection of A. Lange & Sohne. However, it has such a strong personality and the addition of a luminous moon even emphasizes the magic of this A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen replica watch, that really needs to be seen during the night.