A. Lange & Söhne : From one 10 to the next

Zeitwerk Decimal Strike

CASE : honey gold, sapphire crystal back

DIAMETER : 44.2mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical hand-wound (Caliber L043.7, 36h power reserve)

FUNCTIONS : jumping hours and minutes, small seconds, power reserve, striking mechanism

DIAL : solid silver

STRAP : dark brown alligator


Housed in a honey gold case, an exclusive offering from A. Lange & Söhne, the new Zeitwerk model chimes the time in an original manner : every hour and every ten minutes, with a low-pitched note for the former, and a high-pitched note for the latter. When the striking mechanism is activated by the dedicated 4 o’clock pusher, one can observe the dial hammers in action, engraved with a ‘tremblé’ zigzag produced as if with a trembling hand. Like all the models in the collection launched in 2009, the Zeitwerk Decimal Strike is a mechanical watch displaying the jumping hours and minutes, small seconds and a remarkably legible power reserve. A patented escapement guarantees that the balance wheel is driven with constant force throughout the entire running duration. Through the back of this 100- piece limited edition, one may admire a movement built and decorated in the signature house style, notably featuring a three-quarter plates adorned with Glashütte stripes and a hand-engraved balance bridge.

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