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You can't deny that automatic movements are more popular and more convenient. So it is high time that A. Lange & Sohne decided to make one for the Lange 1 line. Adding an automatic winding movement helps alleviate the need or usefulness of a power reserve indicator. As such, Lange decided to replace the power reserve indicator found on all manually wound Lange 1 dials with a retrograde day of the week indicator. At the same time Lange designers inverted the display of the dials on the Lange 1's face, further freshening things up a bit. This means that the Daymatic has the watch face on the right of the dial, while the original Lange 1 has the dial on the left side of the face. Aside from the time and day of the week, the dial has a patented outsize date indicator and a subsidiary seconds dial.
Movement is the in-house made A. Lange & Sohne L021.1 automatic made up of 426 parts with a 50 hour power reserve. Decoration is on par with brand expectation. I haven't seen the automatic rotor decoration, but I will next month when the watch is officially unveiled at SIHH 2010 in Geneva. The Lange 1 Daymatic will arrive in a 39.5mm wide case, made out of either 18k yellow gold, pink gold, or platinum - with a matching alligator strap of course. dial is specially toned silver and beautifully finished. Expect price to be in the $50,000 and up range.
Ariel Adans publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.