A LANGE & SÖHNE RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite”

USD 160,000

Category

Watches

Brand

A. Lange & Söhne

Model

RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite”

Ref No.

760.032F

GTC ref

GTC-2000

Dial

Silver roman numerals

Glass

Sapphire / sapphire caseback

Movement

Hand-winding Caliber L072.1

Functions

Hour, Minute,Seconds, tourbillon

Case

Rose gold

Diameter

41.9 mm; height: 12.2 mm

Waterproof

No

Bracelet

leather strap

Buckle

rose gold folding buckle

Condition

NEW

Year

2015

Additional Info

original box and papers

Availability

In stock


"The dial design of the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite” was inspired by precision chronometer No. 93 crafted by Johann Heinrich Seyffert, a gifted watchmaker who in the late 18th century established the fundamentals of precision timekeeping in Saxony. Alexander von Humboldt, a natural scientist, expressed particular appreciation for his work and relied on his timepieces to calculate the co-ordinates of his locations during his expeditions and perform many scientific measurements
The fusée-and-chain transmission is one of the most effective complications when it comes to increasing the rate accuracy of a mechanical watch. It was used mainly in marine chronometers. The lives of an entire ship’s crew sometimes depended upon these time-keeping instruments. For the first time ever, Lange’s master watchmakers integrated this mechanism in the tiny dimensions of a wristwatch. The technical data of the chain suggests how much dexterity this venture requires. It consists of 636 individual parts and has a cross-section measuring 0.6 by 0.3 millimetres."

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