A. Lange & Söhne’s Glowing New Model

Although it looks like a bold piece of design for the traditional German company, A. Lange & Söhne’s just-announced Grande Lange 1 Lumen is actually another step in its long obsession with function. The new model (price not yet announced), fitted with smoked-sapphire glass and swathes of glow-in-the-dark Superluminova, is optimized to be read in the dark. The large date display especially is designed for nighttime viewing: While the tens display is conventionally coated with the glow-in-the-dark substance, the more rapidly changing ones place is a transparent disc passing over a luminescent background that will keep its charge from ambient light. (800.408.8147, www.lange-soehne.com)

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