Odysseus: the latest addition to A. Lange & Söhne watch family
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The latest A. Lange & Söhne watch family is growing. Showcased at this year’s Watches & Wonders, the ODYSSEUS now comes in white gold with an integrated rubber or leather strap. The timepiece now features a grey dial with a special surface structure for a stronger textured effect.
The ODYSSEUS is designed for active people who wish to wear their Lange watch even in situations when a precision mechanical model would be set aside. Its prominently sculpted design emphasises the dynamic personality of the watch.
The second model of the new family combines a 40.5-millimetre white-gold case with a grey dial. White-gold hands and notched baton appliques assure good legibility against the dark background. The numerals of the outsize date and the letters of the large-format day display stand out in white on grey. With a height of 2.4 millimetres, they are easily readable even in poor light conditions. Like the hour and minute hands, the hour markers are luminous. The red 60 on the bevelled argenté-coloured flange ring with the printed minute scale provides a subtle colour accent.
The watch is powered by the L155.1 DATOMATIC manufacture calibre developed exclusively for the ODYSSEUS. Its name stands for the combination of a date mechanism and automatic winding. To guarantee high rate accuracy regardless of external factors, the balance operates at a frequency of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 hertz). Recessed poising screws minimise air turbulence that could affect the rate. As a result, the movement has a maximum power reserve of 50 hours. The skeletonised and partially black-rhodiumed central rotor with a centrifugal mass in platinum assures energy delivery.
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L155.1 DATOMATIC®, self-winding, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; unidirectional winding central rotor with platinum centrifugal mass; balance bridge engraved by hand
Number of parts: 312
Power reserve: 50 hours when fully wound
Functions: time indicated in hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; day-of-week and date displays
Case dimensions: diameter: 40.5 mm; height: 11.1 mm
Caseback and crystal: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Case: white gold
Water resistance: to 12 bar (120 metres)
Dial: brass, grey, partially embossed with groove structure