Exclusive (for now) to A. Lange & Söhne, honey gold is a gold alloy that’s a cross between pink and yellow gold, with the useful properties of being shinier and harder than ordinary 18k gold. Having been used recently on two limited editions, the 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” and little known Lange 1 Honey Gold, honey gold returns once again with the Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold – perhaps for the last time?
The key differentiating factor of the new limited edition is the case material. At 41.9mm in diameter the honey gold edition is identically sized as the ordinary Lange 1 Time Zone. To match the case, the markers on the dial and the hands are in honey gold.
Though identical design-wise to the ordinary model, the honey gold Time Zone has minor tweaks on the dial. Most prominent is “Dresden” in the place of Berlin to represent the Central European Time (CET) time zone; Dresden being the capital of the state of Saxony and the closest big city to Lange’s home town of Glashütte.
The dots that separate the city names on the world time ring are dark blue, instead of the usual red, as is the hour track of the second time zone sub-dial, which is black on the ordinary version.
Mechanically the Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold is unchanged, being powered by the hand-wound L031.1 movement featuring twin time zones linked to a cities disc and day or night indicator, a power reserve indicator, and the brand’s signature oversized date display. The pusher at 11 o’clock advances the date display, while the other pusher advances the second time zone in one hour steps.
Price and availability
The Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold limited edition is already available, only at Lange boutiques. Prices are €56,500 including 19% tax in Germany, and S$84,200 in Singapore (equivalent to US$60,500).Back to top.