A.Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite

by · July 3, 2013

The A.Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite is definitely a good release when it comes to new technology watches combined with a classic and elegant design. This beautiful watch features exquisite touches and is definitely an exclusive series, meant only for those who can afford it and those who have a certain social status.

It features a fuse and chain transmission that are visible on the dial; also you will see that this way the watch will be much more accurate but also quite unique as few watches feature this type of mechanism. Another thing that you will notice about this amazing watch is the fact that it has a three subdial regulator style display that are overlapping, tourbillon and a stop seconds mechanism but the mechanism seems to be quite vintage making this modern watch a sort of statement for beautiful vintage touches and technology. Each of the dials represents hours, minutes and seconds in a very unique arrangement. The watch also has manually wound movement Calibre L072.1 and a 36 hour power reserve. Another interesting thing about it is the fact that it features a hairspring that was manufactured by the brand and it seems that they only use them in their special watches.


Apparently, this particular model was designed by the brand after a 19th century pocket watch, a quite peculiar watch that only had the dial visible for half of the day. Definitely an interesting accessory to wear. Unfortunately, for those who really love this particular model, the brand decided they will only make 100 watches and it will cost a lot, so you might want to think about other options or start saving for this amazing piece fast because there are few available.

I mentioned that the watch has a stop seconds feature. Your basic ETA 2824 has this function, so it isn’t inherently complex. Though it is when you have a tourbillon. A. Lange & Sohne was the first to develop a stop second mechanism for a tourbillon a few years ago, and that complication has been put into place here on the Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Merite watch.

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