Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

For 2012, the Grand Lange 1 gets a refined look that is more in-line with a slightly larger version of the Lange 1 collection. While the older Grand Lange 1 was 41.9mm wide, the new for 2012 models are down to 40.9mm wide. The case has also been thinned down to just 8.8mm in thickness. To create the appearance of a larger watch, the bezel of the Grand Lange 1 is a bit thinner than that of the normal Lange 1. Aside from that, the dials of the two watches are now extremely similar - making them harder to tell apart aside from the size difference (which is either a good or bad thing depending on the collector). For me I am happy. Not that a Lange 1 or Grand Lange 1 is in my price range, but if it was I would appreciate the new Grand Lange 1 all the more. The 38.5mm wide version is too small for my tastes, but I love the appearance of the dial. With the 40.9mm wide Grand Lange 1, you can have the looks of the original Lange 1 in a more contemporary size. Even then, about 41mm wide is not considered a large watch.

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