2012 TimeZone Watch of the Year
A. Lange & Söhne LANGE 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar
Finalists for the award represent a selection of the best timepieces of the year as chosen through a two-step voting process by TimeZone moderators. The winner is chosen exclusively by the TimeZone community, the world’s largest community of wristwatch enthusiasts. Voting commenced on February 22, 2013 and concluded at noon noon GMT on March 8, 2013.
The A. Lange & Söhne LANGE 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar received 38% of the community votes, with the second place watch receiving 23% of the votes (the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon). To see how the community voted, please visit the 2012 TimeZone Watch of the Year Forum.
Congratulations to A. Lange & Söhne!
The LANGE 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar reinterprets the perpetual calendar and, for the first time, the Lange tourbillon is not seen on the dial side. Instead, the off-centre dial displays the perpetual calendar through five distinct displays: a newly patented peripheral month ring, a large date, a retrograde day indicator, a moon phase display and a leap year window. Turning the watch over reveals the lavishly decorated movement. This is the first Lange movement with an eccentric weight balance and the month wheel with 48-teeth is now replaced with a sophisticated month ring system that rotates on its own axis once per year.
ALS Calibre L082.1, automatic, 21,600 vib/h, 50-hour power reserve
Off-centre main dial. Tourbillon with patented stop seconds. Perpetual calendar with outsize date, retrograde day of week, month ring, leap-year display. Moon-phase display. Day/night indicator.
Platinum, 41.9 mm.
Solid silver rhodium