The latest A. Lange & Söhne replica watch family is growing. The Odysseus ref. 363.038 now comes in white gold with an integrated rubber or leather strap. The sporty-elegant timepiece with the large-format date and day display and a water-resistant case features a grey dial with a special surface structure for a very textured effect. Launched on October 24, 2019, exactly 25 years to the day after the debut of their first new-era timepiece collection by Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein, it was obvious that the Odysseus was designed for active people who wish to wear their Lange watch even in situations when a precision mechanical model would ordinarily be set aside.
The second model of the new family combines a 40.5 mm 18K 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 mm, they are easily readable even in poor light conditions. Like the hour and minute hands, the hour markers are luminous. The embossed groove structure beneath the applied hour markers and the subsidiary seconds scale enhances the textured effect of the dial. It contrasts against the glossy matt inner surfaces of the main and subsidiary dials. The red 60 on the beveled silvered colored flange ring with the printed minute scale provides a subtle color accent.
The tapered buttons for correcting the day and the date are arranged above and beneath the crown. They accentuate the prominent shape of the three-part white gold case. The finishing of the case and the lugs are characterized by the interplay of brushed surfaces and polished chamfers. Integrated straps are available in hand-stitched leather or black rubber. As a matter of fact, the rubber strap is a first for the brand. The rubber strap also features air ducts on the inside for superb wearing comfort.
The perfect replica 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 vph. Recessed poising screws minimize air turbulence that could affect the rate. The movement has a maximum power reserve of 50 hours. The skeletonized and partially black-rhodium central rotor with a centrifugal mass in platinum assures dependable energy delivery. In line with Lange’s philosophy, all parts are lavishly hand-finished and the movement is assembled twice. Many artisanal details can be discovered with a glance through the sapphire- crystal case back. They include the German silver plate decorated with Glashütte ribbing, the wave pattern engraved on the balance bridge, and the screwed gold chaton above the escape wheel.