On 24 October, to honor the official presentation to the press of the timepieces of the reborn brand A. Lange & Söhne, by Walter Lange e Günter Blümlein, which took place on 24 October 1994, every year when the brand launches a novelty in the autumn season it always does so on this date.
This year to honor this date, A. Lange & Söhne presents a new version of the Zeitwerk made in Honeygold and with the dial Lumen, a limited edition variant, perhaps of the only mechanical digital watch of Haute Horlogerie that is characterized by the transposition of time that varies in sequences, thus displaying hours, minutes and seconds in exact series or as they say in jargon "in jumps ".
Fans of luxury watchmaking know that today high-profile brands often create proprietary metal alloys: that of A. Lange & Söhne which he has already used in several of his collections is called Honeygold which, as can be easily understood from the name, is a gold variant of a honey-colored hue.
The new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Honeygold Lumen it is made in a limited edition of 200 pieces, but given the level of the watch they don't seem so few. For the first time, the case of a 41.9 mm Lumen model is made of the special honey-colored gold alloy of the Maison.
This new Zeitwerk it is equipped with a semitransparent dial, designed to make the luminescent indication of the jumping digits completely visible: hence the suffix “Lumen”. On the same dial, in addition to the indication of the hours and minutes jumping exactly, there are also the power reserve at 12 o'clock and the small seconds at 6 o'clock. This new version is also equipped with a button at 4 o'clock, which forward the hours one at a time, allowing quick adjustment of the time indication. Thanks to this luminescence, the digital display can also be read at night, creating a wonderful effect.
The mechanism behind the jumping numbers consists of a large ring that covers almost the entire diameter of the movement Zeitwerk L043.9 hand-wound, which now in its second version has been completely redone and offers an autonomy of 72 hours which in the previous L043.1 caliber was only 36.
Lo Zeitwerk Honeygold Lumen it is a limited series of 200 pieces and has a recommended retail price of 116.900 Euro.