A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time

The Platinum A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time Copy Watch For Sale

What makes the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk replica so special in the A. Lange & Söhne collection? Is it the technology? Well, of course it has something special hidden in its movement, but so does the Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna for example. Is it its design or its case? What is it then? Well, simply its display and the way it tells and sings time, something that could have been expected from a bold, unchained, independent watchmaker but not from an ultra-serious and traditionalist manufacture like A. Lange & Söhne. The Zeitwerk is a surprise, mostly because who created it rather than what it really is.Not really, as clearly, it has many of the elements that compose a A. Lange & Söhne. Is it the quality, the finishing, the execution? Neither, as the Zeitwerk is a true masterpiece, like all of the other watches from Lange – and it is finished with the most precautious attentions.

A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time watch replica
A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time watch replica

Then, as we told you, it was a surprising watch because of the brand which introduced it. You have to understand that A. Lange & Söhne is not MB&F or URWERK. They were used to create watches with normal hands, with classical display, with understated look and with great simplicity and elegance.  It’s German watchmaking. However, with this unique display, the Zeitwerk created huge discussions and loud reactions – that, besides being loud, were also astonished… Why that? Well, after the first perplexed moments, you clearly see the raison d’être of the Zeitwerk, its link with the rest of the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time copy watches, its integration in the family.The very first A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk has been introduced at the SIHH 2009 – you can see an example of this early and non-chiming Zeitwerk here. It has been a surprise for two reasons. First because of its display, that tells time via three instantaneously jumping discs, using a complex constant force mechanism and an innovative way to distribute the energy of the movement to the display.

For many reasons, the Zeitwerk is strange and at the same time, it features many of iconic elements of the Saxonian manufacture: the use of oversized discs, a clear display, the management of energy and an overall look that is certainly in the vein of Lange’s DNA. We reviewed many watches from A. Lange & Söhne (the Lange 1, the Datograph, the Double Split or the 1815 Chronograph) and for this reason, it makes sense for us to have a deeper look at this special watch, the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time.

The use of a constant escapement allows the jump of 3 discs instantaneously, right? Without making any changes to the mainspring, to the remontoire or to the escapement, this movement still have enough power stored to actuate a strike train. Impressive! By using the same base movement and adding a striking function (located on the dial side, at 6), the Zeitwerk Striking Time keeps the same 36 hours power reserve. These extra reserves of energy are used by the chiming mechanism to tension the springs that actuate the two hammers. With the normal Zeitwerk, A. Lange & Sohne watch replica did already quite an impressive job to manage the energy.

A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon watch replica

Hands-on With My Rose Gold A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Watch Replica

This year was quite special for the magnificent manufacture A. Lange & Sohne watch replica, celebrating the 200th birthday of its founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange (see the history of watchmaking in Glashutte here).Naturally, the 1815 was the appropriate model and the pinnacle of this year of celebration is another special edition of a 1815 watch – and not the simplest one. Here is the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst, celebrating the 200th anniversary of F.A. Lange.

A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon watch replica
A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon watch replica

2 first watches had been introduced, 2 special editions dedicated to this event, the 1815 Limited Edition for the 200th Anniversary of F.A. Lange with black dial and the 1815 Limited Edition for the 200th Anniversary of F.A. Lange in honey gold. The main (visible) difference versus the model presented in 2014 is the dial. However, on the movement side, there’s also some very interesting delicacies to look at, making this watch technically identical to the normal one but visually quite special.

The A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon copy (normal edition) is a watch that we already talked about here, when it has been introduced in 2014, at the SIHH. In terms of high-end and complicated watches, it is certainly the most classic and discreet iteration made by A. Lange & Sohne. However, it is also a rather complicated watch with a Zero-Reset function combined with a stop-second mechanism (a first for a tourbillon).

This Handwerkskunst edition has a superb aura, something special once worn, combining the warmth of the pink gold with the almost rough and cold (but superbly executed) engraved dial, where the contrasting and raised numerals brings a lot of relief and beauty.It can thus easily be worn as a dress watch, with a tuxedo or a suit. However, this watch has more presence in real life that the dimensions let appear on paper.

You’ve certainly guessed it… The A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst is a superb watch on the wrist. First, it is good to keep in mind the very reasonable dimensions of the 18k pink gold case, that measures only 39.5mm x 11.1mm – at least 2mm less than most of the tourbillon A. Lange & Sohne watches replica.

A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Monophase Rose Gold replica

The Perfect A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Monophase Rose Gold Copy Watch

The luxury replica A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia family already includes an Annual Calendar with Moonphase and a brand new collection launched in 2015.

A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Monophase
A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Monophase

The gravitational forces of the moon and the positioning of the moon to the sun influence – amongst others- the rise and fall of sea levels. There are multiple ceremonies associated with the moon. See for example facebook that describes “full moon ceremonies” to recharge the body. There are full moon gatherings. Native American tribes tracked seasons via the moon and used nicknames to distinguish between seasons. Examples are Full Wolf Moon, Full Snow Moon, Full Flower Moon, and Full Corn Moon. Just to clarify, the moonphase is the shape of the sunlit part of the moon as seen on Earth. The phases change as the moon orbits Earth. See here for more information.

The intense blue tone of the solid-gold lunar disc in the Saxonia Moonphase is created in a special patented coating process. A laser is used to cut out the 852 stars on the tiny disc.

The power reserve of 72 hours is achieved with one mainspring barrel. The well-known Saxonia small – and beautifully decorated – rotor with a platinum mass delivers the winding power. The movement does not include a zero-reset mechanism.

What does this have to do with the Saxonia Moonphase? Absolutely nothing! Not anymore. The moonphase is one of the traditional complications in rose gold A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Monophase copy watches, dating back to the pocket watch era. In modern watches, the moonphase is just a beautiful eye-catcher in a watch. Who does not like the contrast between the blue and gold colors, the brightness of the stars. When you can’t sleep during the night, you can look at the moon without getting out of your bed.

A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Monophase watch replica
A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Monophase watch replica

 

The 325-part manually wound movement is finished according to the well-known and appreciated Lange standards: three-quarter plate of German silver, hand-engraved balance cock, skillfully hand-finished surfaces.

The moonphase is positioned in the seconds dial and balances well with the date display. The case is made of white gold or pink gold and has a diameter of 40mm.

Now a new member joins the family: the Saxonia Moonphase. The watch houses the 16th movement of A. Lange & Söhne watch replica featuring the moonphase complication.