First introduced in 2009, A. Lange & Söhne’s Zeitwerk presents a combination of traditional German design and an avant-garde way of displaying time. Taking inspiration from the famous five-minute clock at the Semper Opera House in Dresden, the watch features three large discs in two apertures, allowing time to be read digitally from left to right. Now, the watchmaker has unveiled two new models of the watch that are equipped with the latest manual-winding Calibre L043.6.
Available either in platinum or 18K rose gold, the new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk is sized at 41.9mm and more or less retains the design language of its predecessors. Along with polished and brushed surfaces, the case comes with the crown located at the 2 o’clock position in addition to the new pusher at 4 o’clock which is used to quickly adjust the hour disc. Coming to the display, the new A. Lange & Söhne watch doesn’t have any major updates as it consists of opposing jumping hour and minute apertures, a sub-dial for running seconds, and a power reserve indicator at 12. Meanwhile, the watch’s platinum version features a silver-coloured dial, whereas, the rose gold model has a black one.
As mentioned before, the biggest update comes in terms of the movement. The A. Lange & Söhne
Zeitwerk is now equipped with the brand-new, in-house Calibre L043.6, which comprises an upgraded barrel design housing two mainsprings that enables an increased power reserve of up to 72 hours — the previous models offered a power reserve of only up to 36 hours. The movement beats at a frequency of 2.5Hz and has 451 components. Decorated with flawless finishes, the calibre can be admired through an exhibition caseback.
The new A. Lange & Söhne watch is secured to the wrist with the help of a hand-stitched leather strap, available either in black or brown.