10th May 2020 is Mother’s Day & A. Lange & Söhne is celebrating Mother’s Day with its moon-phase timepieces. The Little Lange 1 Moon Phase provides a beautiful backdrop for the enigmatic aura of the moon, which has been associated with motherly love since time immemorial.
The silvery light of the moon has always fascinated people. So much so, our time system is based on its orbit around the earth. There is a magical quality of moonlight associated with the realm of night and regarded in many cultures as a powerful symbol of motherly love. It is not without reason that the moon is represented by goddesses in Greek, Indian and Chinese mythology alike.
The astronomical complication emulates the lunar cycle so accurately that it only needs to be corrected by one day every 122.6 years. Pink-gold hands and appliques accentuate the asymmetric dial with its precisely jumping outsize-date display. Measuring 36.8 mm in diameter, this exquisite timepiece is perfect for a lady’s wrist. Another version of the watch enhances the elegance with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set on the bezel. The delicately gradated colour concept is immaculately complemented with a white leather strap that is secured with a pink-gold prong buckle.
Based on the calibre of the signature LANGE 1, the manually wound L121.2 movement includes a twin mainspring barrel and a hairspring crafted in-house. The lavishly hand-finished movement of this timepiece, a true beauty to be admired, mirrors the radiant appearance of the dial side.