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A. Lange & Söhne: Titanium for the Win

A. Lange & Söhne: Titanium for the Win
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You had been shocked if you noticed it in metal, after which promptly handed over your bank card. Next, you had been perplexed when it appeared in white gold with a rubber strap, however, you mentioned taking my cash anyway. You realize it; you adore it; and so does everybody else with good sense… and quite a lot of cents to spare. Ladies and gents, stand up and provides your greatest impression of a Saxon roar because the A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus returns to the Palexpo, this time in titanium! Okay, that opening took so much out of me, and it was really meant to open a video concerning the watch (which we’re very a lot engaged on). Check it out (when it’s out) and see if my skilled sports activities narrator persona hits.

To be honest, right here, A. Lange & Söhne by no means debuted the metal Odysseus on the Geneva present, so this titanium chap is the primary to grace these hallowed halls. As Ruckdee Chotjinda and I get into it elsewhere this problem, this watch is so clearly a winner that I even contemplated excluding it from my lineup this problem. I imply, that we’re making a video and every part so it appears a bit a lot to spring this on you on this part too, particularly because the watch is restricted to 250 items, and might be all gone by the point you learn this. In case you might be on the fence about this (who’re you? Please contact us), there are just a few necessary factors concerning the Odysseus in titanium that make it stand out. I’ll spare us all of the recap on what makes the watch tick and get proper to the details.

In titanium, the watch is far lighter, as you’d count on versus both metal or white gold. This makes the watch head sit a bit higher on the wrist — it may very well be argued that the metal model labored on most wrists, however, this one goes the additional mile and makes the expertise extra snug. Next, the mix of matte and polished ending for the case and the bracelet is solely spectacular, contemplating how tough it’s to gussy up titanium. The watchmakers at A. Lange & Söhne opted for micro-blasting to attain the matte look, however, the shiny bits — together with the hyperlinks within the bracelet — are hand-polished. Take a second to let that sink in. Look on the watch once more, and rely on the hyperlinks. You know you wish to. We will wait. If you aren’t duly impressed, then you realize this watch will not be for you.

Finally, there may be the brand new Ice Blue dial, which has completely received Ruckdee over (and likewise Logan Baker at Hodinkee). It can be adorned in a manner subtly completely different to the metal model (I can not bear in mind the dial of the white gold model within the metallic), which is a pleasant element. In a manner, that is the icing on the horological cake that workforce A. Lange & Söhne have so rigorously ready. Now, if solely somebody would serve you up a slice of that.

Movement: Automatic caliber L 155.1 with large day and date; 50-hour energy reserve
Case: 40.5mm in grade 5 titanium; water-resistant to 120m
Strap: Grade 5 titanium bracelet
Price: €55,000

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