A. Lange & Sohne
Zeitwerk in White Gold
on Black Alligator Strap with Black Dial
|Case:||18KT White Gold|
|Bracelet:||Black Alligator Leather|
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In 2009, A. Lange & Söhne presented the first Zeitwerk timepiece, much to the shock and (followed by) awe of the global watch community. The Zeitwerk is Lange's first watch with a digital display. Inside the caliber is a patented jumping hour mechanism that, unlike previous iterations of a mechanical digital watch, does not rely on a creeping minutes display, that would often show the hours and minutes with tiny numerals.
In the Zeitwerk, you have three discs – one of the hours, two for the minutes – and instead of displaying the time vertically like you find in most historical digital displays, the time is read from left to right like you would on an actual digital clock. With the Zeitwerk, the minute displays jump instantly, and while that sounds easy enough, consider the amount of power required to move these discs around.
You have a 36 hour power reserve in this caliber L043.1, with 416 individual, beautifully finished components.
the watch maintains its 41.9 mm diameter and even had its thickness reduced slightly to 12.2 mm from 12.6 mm. There is nothing quite like it in the market. The hours and minutes are displayed from left to right by large-format numerals – its size and harmonious arrangement on the curved ‘time bridge’ ensures unparalleled legibility. These numerals are capable of switching within fractions of a second, giving us a seamless time-reading experience.