German craftsmen have created mechanical watches that may be the most precise movements in the world with their extraordinary craftsmanship.
Real watch on top of the pyramid? I believe most people will answer that it is made in Switzerland, but in the town of Glashütte in Dresden, Germany, there are two brands that have a heavyweight status in the world table, A. LANGE & SHNE) and another town-named Glashütte Original, especially Lange, with its legendary history.
German watches are just as fascinating as Mercedes-Benz and Leica cameras, and top-tier Lange watches are no less expensive than Mercedes-Benz S-Classes. If you ask what is the difference between a German watch and a Swiss watch, Lange is not like Patek Philippe to enhance the value with gorgeous craftsmanship and a customized limited edition that has to wait for ten years. German craftsmen use their extraordinary craftsmanship to create a mechanical watch that may be the most precise movement in the world. German watches not only win people’s respect for their precision and sturdy movements, they are also famous for their bold innovations in machinery. Not only is there a precise tourbillon, but Lange’s sesame chain transmission system and 31-day power reserve are incredible.
In previous years, I visited the Lange watch factory in the small town of Glashütte, and was attracted by a pot of plants before leaving the watch factory. A graduated ‘test tube’ was inserted into the soil of the flowerpot. It turned out that they poured water into the ‘test tube’ to water the plants, so that the required amount of water could be accurately calculated every time. The German is so rigorous that you do n’t understand. When I asked to take a picture of the sample I wore on my wrist, the person in charge of Lange refused me. Avoid leaving slight scratches on the case. If you need to take a picture, we can provide you with a brand new watch. ‘
richard lange pour le mérite: extremely accurate
There are two versions: platinum (limited to 50 pieces) and rose gold (limited to 200 pieces), the strap is hand-stitched crocodile leather
Only models equipped with the most complicated devices will be named ‘pour le mérite’. This is also Lange’s third model named ‘pour le mérite’ since the tourbillon tourbillon and the tourbograph launched in 2005. Watch, because this observatory richard lange pour le mérite is equipped with a sesame chain mesh transmission system developed by Richard Lange. When visiting Lange’s watch factory in previous years, the watch factory is most proud of its introduction to the production process of sesame chain. This chain is a bit like a bicycle chain, but each connection point is more than ‘sesame’. It’s small and breathtaking. Sesame chain is the technology used by the old pocket watch. The purpose is to use the principle of leverage to maintain a constant torque output when the mainspring is tightened and loosened. On small watches, Lange is the first.
Pour le Mérite uses the Lange L044.1 movement, which consists of 279 parts and provides 36 hours of kinetic energy reserve. The large case with a diameter of 40.5mm makes this astronomical watch the clearest visual effect. The hands of blue steel are beautiful colors displayed by special steel material heated to a certain temperature. Another German brand Glashütte also prefers Blue steel. The same production is still a white enamel dial under a sapphire crystal. It also takes a lot of 30 man-hours, plus 800 degrees high temperature firing.
LANGE ZEITWERK: mechanical watch with skipped time display
L043.1 movement, platinum case, sapphire crystal glass, time bridge constitutes the frame of the hour, minute and small seconds dial, shaped like open wings across the dial (limited to 200 pieces)
Gao Zhen personal network traditional mechanical watches usually use sophisticated movements and luxurious appearance to enhance the grade, but usually the dial design is biased towards the old, after all, bold innovation requires a lot of risk. But if you see this Lange’s latest LANGE ZEITWERK, you can’t believe it comes from the rigorous German mechanical watch Lange. It can be said to be a revolutionary design-almost all mechanical watches are displayed by hands Time, only those electronic watches will use the skip-type LCD display, but the revolution of LANGE ZEITWERK is to use the skip-type time display.
ZEITWERK is derived from the L043.1 movement. The newly developed skipped hour and minute device is still based on the Lange principle. It consists of two minute dials and a large hour ring. The constant power escapement system per minute Once, the necessary switching pulses are generated precisely. To solve such a large jump type display, two problems must be solved: one is to provide a large amount of power for the three digital disks to move forward at the same time; the second is how to accurately control the power, because such a large digital disk is started And inertia at stop affect accuracy.
Lange’s patented mainspring barrel is the source of power for the movement. This patented design reverses the sacred winding / unwinding principle. When the watch is wound, a barrel bearing with high friction power is involved, but when the mainspring gradually loosens, the barrel gear will turn to the bearing with the least friction. This gives more torque to drive the watch and push the hour and minute dials.