BEYOND FACE VALUE
A historical standard for timekeeping inspires freshfaced successors.
Regulator watches are a relatively rare sight in today’s watchmaking world, possibly due to the fact that reading such a dial, where all the time registers are separated, takes some getting used to. In the past, however, regulator clocks were high-precision timetellers by which watchmakers could set their watches. Today, these historical timepieces continue to inspire new designs, like A. Lange & Sohne’s Richard Lange Jumping Seconds, whose elegantly understated dial belies its impressive technical features.