The A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 embodies the values of this elite watch manufacturer based not in Switzerland but in southern Germany in the small town on Glasshutte, near to Dresden. Only xxx watches are made by this brand every year and each component is painstakingly made in its workshops and the watches, which often feature complications, are assembled by hand, tested and then disassembled for extra checks. The long process adds to the value of these watches that are the realm of collectors and those hankering for something rare and beautiful. To maintain the traditional crafts employed by the watchmakers, the firm is committed to training and apprenticeship program, particularly necessary in the arcane art of engraving. The movement of each and every Lange & Sohne watch is decorated with hand-engraved flourishes. The firm only uses precious metals for its cases and this model is in rose gold and has a solid silver dial. The sober, slim hands are also in solid gold and the Calibre xxxx is a very traditional hand-wound movement. The amount of power remaining in the spring barrel is indicated by the up/down style indicator on the dial.