The Launch of Odysseus
When A. Lange & Söhne introduced the Odysseus it was the first luxury steel sports watch for the brand, but while it was striking and as exquisite as you would expect, the steel bracelet seemed to be a misfit for the timepiece. The watch possessed a specific personality, meeting all the high standards the brand is known for, but as a sports watch the band was just not one people were drawn to. As always the brand took to heart the voice of the people and so this new version addresses all the problems. The new version sports a white gold case and gray dial, with a exceptional black rubber or leather strap that compliments the watch and wears perfectly.
Something Old, Something New
Luxury sports watches are always received with some speculation as many brands face high expectations. While sporty and elegant might not seem to mesh, it is something that A. Lange & Söhne have certainly done well with the Odysseus in the white gold case and gray dial. This beauty is almost identical to the original version, dimensions, functionality, case finishes, movement and dial elements. As unique as the 40.5mm three-part 18K white gold case is, it features the same contrasting brushed and polished finishes as its predecessor. The new dial color certainly gives it a formal feel but has the added touch of elegance and fun. The hour and minutes hands and markers are white gold and look brilliant as they stand out on the gray. The face is easy to read and certainly is eye-catching.
Classic Is Captivating
There are many aspects of this timepiece that are captivating. The new rubber or leather strap provided a very sleek and sporty look, and keeps the watch on the edge of exquisite and light. The brand wanted to streamline the band and really provide what the customer wanted and while it certainly changed the overall look of the watch, it solved the needs of the public as well. The A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus in white gold with gray dial has the heart of a special manufacture calibre, L155.1 Datomatic, developed exclusively for this timepiece, an excellence that combines date mechanism and automatic winding. It is a sports watch and the frequency is 28.800vph/4Hz to reflect that. Meeting all the similar industry standards for a sport watch this timepiece offers precision, stability, and beauty. The hand decorated watch provides bridges and a manipulate of German silver, Glashutte ribbing, one screwed gold chaton for the escapement and of course the always meticulous attention to detail and immense quality you would expect for the brand.