Saxony’s traditional watchmaking brand Lange presents a special edition of Richard Lange watch in white gold and blue steel hands. The new watch will be available exclusively at Lange stores.
Richard Lange watch pays tribute to the eldest son of Ferdinand Adolf Lange. As the technical director of the watch factory, he devoted his life to pursuing scientific research to improve precision watchmaking. The balance spring is one of his greatest achievements. In 1929, he discovered that the addition of beryllium to the nickel-steel alloy of the hairspring made the hairspring less susceptible to temperature changes and more flexible; the invention was patented the following year. Richard Lange’s vision has brought unprecedented breakthroughs to watch precision and promoted a category of timepieces where precision is paramount: the chronometer.
In 2006, Lange launched the Richard Lange watch, reviving the glorious tradition of observatory watches. In the past, they were essential tools for navigation, and precision instruments used by scientists. Now its function is to provide accurate timekeeping. Lange gave the white gold case for the first time in an exclusive version of this junior watch with a sweeping seconds hand and retained the familiar 40.5 mm diameter. The blue-steel hands on the silver-white solid silver dial of the watch make the reading very clear.
Richard Lange is inspired by its historical pioneers, and a new interpretation of modern style. Watches with a white gold case and a carefully polished movement are extremely precise, catering to the times. This special edition watch is only available in Lange stores and only a few can be produced by hand each year.
The Richard Lange watch is equipped with the L041.2 movement manufactured by the Lange watch factory. It is manually wound and meets Lange’s strictest quality standards. It is carefully modified and assembled by hand; it is precision-adjusted in five directions; Made of processed German silver; hand-engraved balance wheel splint, 38-hour power reserve, hour, minute and sweep seconds with stop-seconds display, white gold case, 40.5 mm diameter, crystal glass mirror and bottom cover, handmade Sewn black alligator strap.
About Lange A. Lange & Shne
When Ferdinand A. Lange founded his watchmaking factory in 1845, it also laid the foundation stone for the watchmaking industry in Saxony. His precision pocket watches are still sought after by collectors around the world. After the Second World War, Lange’s century-old foundation was expropriated and confiscated by the East German regime. The great-grandson of the founder, Walter Lange, seized the opportunity and began his revival in 1990. Today, Lange produces only thousands of gold or platinum watches of the highest quality each year. All are equipped with an exclusive movement carefully modified and assembled by hand. Within 20 years, Lange has developed more than 40 watch-manufactured movements, leading the world’s leading watch brand. The brand is fruitful, introducing different innovative timing tools, such as LANGE 1 with the first large calendar display in general watches, and LANGE ZEITWERK with clear, easy-to-read, accurate word skipping devices. These two watches have also become Lange’s signature models.