RICHARD LANGE REVEAL NEW PLATINUM JUMPING SECONDS TIMEPIECES
RICHARD LANGE HAVE SENT the first of a total of 100 new Jumping Seconds timepieces to dealers, with each model featuring a typical regulator dial and zero-reset mechanism that come together in a reinterpretation of the classical scientific observation watch.
The Jumping Seconds also includes a classic function that was once a feature of A. Lange & Söhne’s historic pocket watches.
But there is also plenty of new technology with the innovative splitsecond precision delivered by the switching impulse of the jumping seconds integrated in the wheel train which deliver fresh energy to the remontoir spring.
In a separate wheel train between the mainspring barrel and the escapement, the constant-force mechanism compensates the gradually declining power of the mainspring. It assures virtually constant torque and a stable amplitude across the entire powerreserve period of up to 42 hours.
The zero reset mechanism also allows the watch to be quickly and comfortably synchronised with a time signal, while the rhodié-coloured regulator dial features a prominent seconds circle and presents itself in a stately platinum case with a diameter of 39.9 millimetres.
A small aperture at the intersection of the hour and minute circles reminds the owner when it is time to wind the watch: the display switches to red ten hours in advance. The timepiece also features a five-point star that controls the seconds jumps by rotating beneath a transparent sapphire bearing jewel in the middle of the mirror-polished end piece.
In the movement, hand-finished to the strictest Lange standards, the technical processes are easily observable through the sapphire-crystal caseback.