Lang 1943, the distinctive watch brand launched in 2022, is proud to announce that its debut piece, Field Watch Edition One, is now available to own.
The elegant, manual winding timepiece is the creation of one of horology’s most influential watchmakers: Gerd-Rüdiger Lang. Famous for reinvigorating the mechanical watchmaking industry in the wake of the quartz crisis, Lang brought his deep knowledge and innovative design expertise to the Field Watch Edition One.
Inside the brushed stainless steel case of the 39mm watch lies its standout feature: a vintage Marvin movement from the 1960s that has been fully restored, refurbished and decorated by Swiss watchmakers for LANG 1943. Showing remarkable foresight, Lang acquired the entire remaining stock of Marvin movements and components in the 1990s. These horological treasures now power the new generation of watches from LANG 1943.
Experienced watch industry entrepreneur Georg Bartkowiak is the founder of LANG 1943 and says Field Watch Edition One is the first of several new creations coming to the market in 2023. “This autumn, we will introduce two extraordinary watches made in collaboration with maverick creator Seconde Seconde as well as other beautiful pieces that will continue our field watch line,” he says.
“I am incredibly proud of Field Watch Edition One, a timeless piece rooted in history that I believe is a fitting tribute to the genius of my dear friend and mentor Gerd-Rüdiger Lang.”