Grand Com­pli­ca­tion (2013)

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The most com­pli­cated wrist­watch ever crafted by A. Lange & Söhne

Price: €1.92 mil­lion

Fea­tur­ing a grande son­nerie, pe­tite son­nerie, minute re­peater, split-sec­onds chrono­graph with minute counter, fly­ing sec­onds ac­cu­rate to one-fifth of a sec­ond, per­pet­ual cal­en­dar and moon phase dis­play, this is the most com­pli­cated wrist­watch ever built in Ger­many. Shat­ter­ing ex­pec­ta­tions in more ways than one, the rat­tra­pante mech­a­nism, grande son­nerie and the per­pet­ual cal­en­dar in­di­ca­tions (that ad­vance in jumps) can be ac­ti­vated si­mul­ta­ne­ously at mid­night with­out loss of am­pli­tude. Pre­sented in a 50-mm pink gold case and white enam­elled dial, the watch fea­tures a unique com­bi­na­tion of seven com­pli­ca­tions that took Lange’s prod­uct de­vel­op­ers seven years to de­velop. Only six of these watches will be of­fered, with each of the 876-part in-house man­u­fac­tured man­ual-wind­ing Cal­i­bre L1902 de­mand­ing ap­prox­i­mately a year of assem­bly work from one ex­pe­ri­enced watch­maker.

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