The A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Daymatic : A Surefire Hit
by Mike Manjos on February 1st, 2010
The Lange 1 watch collection is responsible for A. Lange & Sohne becoming considered one of the finest watchmakers in the world. At SIHH 2010, the company presented a new addition to this iconic collection: the Daymatic, the first Lange 1 watch powered by an automatic movement.
The Daymatic also differs from other Lange 1 models in that it has a retrograde day-of-the-week indicator on the dial, as opposed to a power reserve indicator. I think that this is a really elegant addition to this extraordinary watch.
My take: Automatic movements require less attention than manual movements, which has made automatic watches, for the most part, more popular with the mainstream public. For watch collectors who have held back on purchasing the Lange 1, because of its manual movement, this is a great opportunity to get one of the finest watches ever made.