The A. Lange & Sohne Langematik, One of Our Favorite Watches, Just Got a Major Update
Availability: TBD; 100 pcs.
Movement: L922.1 SAX-0-MAT
Case Diameter: 38.5 mm
Case Thickness: 10.2 mm
Water Resistance: TBD
Unique Features: Honeygold, Lange’s proprietary gold
Upshot: There’s nothing wrong with an intricately crafted watch in a yellow gold case. For the first time, Lange’s Langematik Perpetual is being offered in the company’s proprietary Honeygold, a special gold alloy used exclusively for some of the brand’s most coveted pieces. The idea behind using it for the 100 watches in this special edition? The alloy is robust enough to stand up to the model’s longevity. Once set, the calibre L922.1 SAX-0-MAT inside the case will display the correct date until the year 2100.
Who It’s For: If you’re in the market for a true heirloom watch, you need look no further than, well, here. The Langematic Perpetual is one of those stunning timepieces that just begs to be maintained and handed down a future generation. It’s deeply attractive now, and even beyond the hardworking movement, there are a handful of features that make it a future-proof timepiece.
First Take: At 38.5 mm, the Langematik Perpetual Honeygold’s case is about as versatile as it gets. It’s not too big and not too small — which makes it easy to wear for a variety of occasions (guys who slip on an $85,000 watch to go to the office, rejoice) and means that it won’t look dated this time next year. Plus, the smart addition of luminous material on the larger hands will help keep it legible in the dark. There aren’t many perpetual calendar watches in the Langematik Perpetual Honeygold’s league that can say that.
Insight: All of the models Lange released at SIHH today are refreshing (and in some cases, upgrading) watches that already exist in the brand’s storied catalog. The Langematik Perpetual Honeygold is no exception — but that doesn’t make it any less of a watch. Quite the opposite. Rendered in bright, warm Honeygold, this watch takes on a whole new life. It’s part of what’s going to ensure this model remains coveted for a long while to come.