PULL OUT THE STOPS
LANGE’S TAGLINE MIGHT BE “NEVER STAND STILL”, BUT IT BROUGHT THE TOURBILLON TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY BRINGING IT TO A HALT. The tourbillon was invented some two centuries ago, with the main purpose of achieving a greater rate of accuracy. The question that baffled Lange movement designers: Why had no one created a way to instantly and precisely stop a tourbillon for optimal accuracy when setting the watch? So, they did.
In 2008, the world’s first tourbillon with a stopseconds function was launched in the rectangular Cabaret Tourbillon, a model which has since been discontinued. The patented stop-seconds mechanism, however, lives on in Lange watches such as the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon: When the crown is pulled, it triggers a chain of mechanical actions that results in the stopping of the balance wheel and the tourbillon cage.