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Nov 6

A. Lange Söhne Richard Lange

        Created in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in a small town of Germany, near Dresden, A. Lange & Söhne (A Lange & Sons) faced a catastrophic downfall in 1948 when its owners have been expropriated by the Soviet administration, nevertheless after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the watch-making brand came back to life, and soon became the pinnacle of today’s German finest watch-making industry, earning thus, a well established place among the world’s prestigious watch-making powerhouses, due to its commitment to creating impeccable timepieces of timeless beauty and mechanical perfection.

        Their new model, the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange “Pour le Merite” perfectly reflects the brand’s extraordinary tradition and commitment to creating amazing wristwatches which embody the watchmaker’s ideal of timeless beauty and elegance harmoniously combined with rare technical sophistication.

        Defined by timeless classical refinement, the model features a robust round case, measuring 40.5 mm in diameter, manufactured either from rose gold or platinum, which elegantly combines with the white dial fitted with Roman numeral hour markers and, delicate blued steel hour and minutes hands.

        At the core of this stylish timepiece beats a manufacture Lange L044.1 caliber, a fascinating masterpiece of engineering compound of 279 hand-finished pieces, equipped with the A. Lange & Söhne’s emblematic fusee and chain energy transmission system, a technological innovation which requires an amazing assembling precision an hours of meticulous work. The highly sophisticated mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 beats an hour and ensures a 36-hours power reserve.

        The German traditional sober elegance is furthermore reflected by the amazing architecture of the movement, which feature bridges manufactured from untreated German silver and furthermore embellished with Glashutte ribbing pattern, also we must mention the hand-engraved balance-cock, escape and wheel bridges, as well as the fired-blued screws and the two jewels from a total of 33 set in gold. The aesthetically purity of this model s furthermore carried into the clean elegance of the dial manufactured in enamel technique and fitted with three-tiered motif. Furthermore, the watch is secured to the wrist with a stylish brown crocodile leather strap, and it is available in a limited edition of 200 rose gold watches, and only 50 platinum timepieces.

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