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A.Lange & Söhne presenta il nuovo Zeitwerk

A.Lange & Söhne presenta il nuovo Zeitwerk

The ancestor of the current Lange Zeitwerk dates back to 1841. At the time, the wristwatch did not yet exist and the need for measuring the time was evidently different from the current replica Rolex ones. So different that Zeitwerk’s ancestor was a five-minute clock installed at the Semper Opera in Dresden,

commissioned by the Saxon court to watchmaker Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes. The master was assigned the task of designing a clock that could be easily consulted even from the furthest rows of the theater. To achieve this goal, Gutkaes made use of an exceptional collaborator: Ferdinand Adolph Lange.

In 2009, the reborn Saxon Haute Horlogerie brand launched Zeitwerk, the spiritual heir to that project and the brand’s flag, the display of which has inspired the accomplishments of many independent watchmakers. Digital posting is intuitive but it is complex to conceive and implement, both for the scope of application (haute Horlogerie) and for the technical architecture far from the traditional formula with hands and confined to the spaces of a wrist case. the best replica watches the UK

At the same time, the digital display has no equal in terms of speed and intuitiveness of reading, aesthetic cleanliness, and charm. After thirteen years A. Lange & Söhne introduces a first significant update, much more substantial than what the aesthetics, virtually the same as the previous one, might suggest.

Advanced caliber (and an additional function)

The case of the new Lange Zeitwerk is barely thinner than the outgoing case; the specifications of the brand indicate an unchanged diameter of 41.9 mm but a reduced thickness from 12.60 to 12.22 mm. It is a slight but appreciable variation due to the effort to reduce the size of a maximum weight among high-end watches. In this context, the technicians worked hard on the mechanics; the L043.6 caliber has a double power reserve (36 to 72 hours) than before.

Coupled with the patented system of constant energy release, whose most demanding task is to modulate the energy at the change now in which the three discs move in unison and require the maximum fake Rolex (in an infinitesimal time by the way), there is a new double spring barrel that conserves the energy needed to manage the jumps of the three discs (single and combined) for double the number of cycles.

It’s not all; with the new caliber comes the push-button hour change function that debuted on Zeitwerk Date and ensures the rapid correction of the time without affecting its measurement which continues undisturbed. This happens thanks to the activation of a clutch that releases the hour ring from the jumping digits mechanism.

It is worth noting the size of the disc pattern: the tens and minute discs are wide and measure 19.0 and 12.7 millimeters in diameter, respectively. The most interesting aspect is the distance of just 0.2 mm between the discs, a characteristic we experienced during our visit to the factory years ago, where a group of young but very experienced Saxon watchmakers follow the entire production cycle of the collection.

The only part not to change, and it did not need updates, is the set of finishes on the movement, widely visible through the sapphire crystal placed on the case back. From the most “simple” Glashütte ribbons to gold chatons, engravings on the balance wheel and escapement bridge to anchor, the level is decidedly high. In the foreground, a technical peculiarity of the Saxon school stands out: the micrometric decline system with lateral screw and gooseneck spring on the 2.5 Hertz balance wheel. the best replica watches the UK

Final remarks

The new A.Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk debuts in two versions, one in platinum and one in rose gold. They share the solid silver dial with different finishes; rhodium-plated on the platinum model and black on Zeitwerk in pink gold.

rapidly considering the high demand and the long lead times of a Zeitwerk,

let’s not forget that this is the most accessible model of a highly sought-after collection.

Lange has not retouched the aesthetic formula of success,

which shows its longevity, acting where it could and should, that is, by filing the dimensions of the watch,

but by further increasing the technical caliber. And it is on the reduction in size that we believe the design challenge on this and future models should continue.the best replica watches UK

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