A Time Ma­chine

Where Paris - - The Guide -

Classic, pre­ci­sion watch­mak­ing is em­bod­ied in A.Lange & Söhne’s Tour­bo­graph Per­pet­ual, the fifth mas­ter­piece time­piece in the house’s Pour le Mérite series. The watch com­bines five com­pli­ca­tions, the fusée­and-chain trans­mis­sion with a tour­bil­lon, a chrono­graph, a rat­tra­pante func­tion and a per­pet­ual cal­en­dar, mak­ing for a peer­less time­piece. The fusée-and-chain trans­mis­sion is one of the most ef­fec­tive com­pli­ca­tions for in­creas­ing the rate ac­cu­racy of a me­chan­i­cal watch. The watch is housed in a stately plat­inum case with a di­am­e­ter of 43 mil­lime­tres while the dial is out­fit­ted with Ara­bic nu­mer­als, blued steel hands for the time and rhodi­umed gold hands for the cal­en­dar. Ther­mally blued screws, screwed gold cha­tons, bridges and plates made of un­treated Ger­man sil­ver and dec­o­rated with Glashütte rib­bing and per­lage round out the watch’s fea­tures. The Tour­bo­graph Per­pet­ual Pour le Mérite, a ref­er­ence to the Prus­sian or­der con­ferred for ex­cep­tional sci­en­tific merit, has been brought out in a lim­ited edi­tion of 50 watches. - P.V. A.Lange & Söhne Bou­tique 19 rue de la Paix (9th), 01 42 65 68 71

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