Essential Macau | Odysseus, a new Lange family

A. Lange and Söhne presents the Odysseus model and kicks off a new chapter in the history of the manufacturer

By Cátia Matos

A. Lange & Söhne recently presented Odysseus, the first of its watches made from stainless steel. This model, which marks the birth of the brand’s sixth collection, is particularly important because it adds a new concept to the prominent German brand. With a sporty look without losing the elegance that defines the brand, it is especially suited to fine watch lovers with a very active lifestyle.

Both the case, with a 40.5mm diameter and 11.5mm thick, and the strap are made of stainless steel. Highlights include the watchmaker’s traditional elements, which are reinterpreted here in a very original way. The watch presents a dark blue dial with various levels, each with different surface finishes, and the hands are more prominent than in the brand’s other models.

This model also introduces the new calibre, the L155. 1 DATOMATIC, developed by the manufacturer specifically for the Odysseus, is defined by its central rotor which winds in one direction, with a centrifugal mass made of platinum. With a 50-hour power reserve, the automatic movement, decorated and assembled by hand, features oversized day and date windows. The Odysseus also has a screw-down crown and is waterproof to 120m.

Also worthy of mention is the shock-resistant balance with four poising crews. The buckle is safety-deployant, with a precision adjustment mechanism.