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Mar 15

A. Lange and Söhne Tourbograph Pour le Merite

        A very interesting success story, A. Lange & Söhne (A Lange & Sons) was created in 1845, in Germany, in a small town in Saxony, by a young entrepreneur, who transformed his family business into one of the most appreciated watch-making powerhouses in the world. After the Second World War, in 1948, the brand’s owners were expropriated by the Soviet administration, and A. Lange & Söhne ceased to exist until 1990 when, with the help of the prestigious Richemont group, the brand started again to produce timepieces extremely appreciated by the watch connoisseurs worldwide.

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         Recently the renowned German watch manufacturer presented another remarkable diamond-set variation of the sophisticated Tourbograph Pour le Merite watch, an amazing timepiece that combines the accuracy of a split-seconds chronograph, the pure mechanical beauty of a tourbillon complication, with the constant torque delivery of the fusee-and-chain transmission and the functionality of the power reserve indicator. Beautifully sculpted in titanium, the glamorous Tourbograph Pour le Merite watch masterfully combines the watchmaker’s artisanship with the jeweler’s delicate art.

        This superb timepiece features a 41.2 mm, round titanium case set with 201 baguette-cut diamonds; the watch’s bracelet was paved with the seductive glitter of 175 precious stones, all in all the watch features diamonds summing 40 carats. A close glimpse at the superb silhouette of the Tourbograph Pour le Merite watch reveals a meticulous attention to the purity of the finest detail touch, it features high-end diamond setting alongside the case’ s flanks, bezel and lugs, as well as on the winding crown and chronograph push pieces.

        This luxurious object of horological art is animated by a true masterpiece of mechanical mastery, the extremely complex, hand-wound Calibre L903.0 movement executed in a close collaboration with Switzerland’s most renowned complication specialist Renaud & Papi. The movement comprises 45 jewels, and over 1,000 individual parts, which demonstrate wonderful finishing manufactured according to the centenary tradition of the Saxon watchmaker. The sophisticated movement features a balance wheal that oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour and ensures a 36-hours power reserve. The superb finish of the movement can be, moreover admired through an exhibition case back.

        The timepiece features an elegant silver dial, which displays the tourbillon complication, embellished with countless alluring details, through an aperture positioned at 6 o’clock; also, the watch ensures splits-seconds chronograph function that allows the watch’s owner to track two independent elapsed time intervals.

        A true masterpiece of horological art, this fascinating one-of-a-kind edition for Dubail, created by A. Lange & Söhne comes for the mind-numbing price of to 1.2 million Euros.


 
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