A Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour le Merite

A Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour le Merite

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Item number: 260.032

Brand Name: A Lange & Sohne

Style Number: 260.032

Also Called: 260032

Series: Richard Lange Pour le Merite

Style (Gender): Mens

Case Material: 18k Rose Gold

Dial Color: Enamel

Movement: Manual Wind

Engine: Lange Calibre L044.1 (279 parts + 636 fusee and chain parts, 33 jewels, 21,600vph)

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Crystal Material: Sapphire - Anit-Reflective on Inside, Domed on both sides

Case Diameter: 40.5 mm

Case Thickness: 10.7 mm

Caseback: Sapphire Crystal Display back

Bezel Material: 18k Rose Gold

Bezel Function: Fixed

Crown Material: 18k Rose Gold, Fluted

Calendar: None

Power Reserve: 36-hour power reserve

Watch Bracelet / Strap Material: Leather - Brown Crocodile

Watch Clasp Material: Lange Buckle

Additional Info: This is the third Lange wristwatch with a-chain transmission and continues the tradition of watches that are fully focused on precise time measurement. This horological rarity with its three-part enamel dial has famous historic forebears.

The pocket chronometer the timepiece of the scientific has always been a coveted rarity. It dates back to around 1880, when Richard Lange, the company founder's oldest son and technical director of the family business, was already inspiring the craft of precision watchmaking. Overall, only about 30 of these unusual timepieces were ever made. Now, the chronometer with a fusee and chain transmission is experiencing a renaissance, as an exclusive timekeeping instrument for the wrist dedicated to mechanical to this sole purpose, without any further complications. Its name: RICHARD LANGE Pour.
Following the TOURBILLON in the first collection and the TOURBOGRAPH presented in 2005, this RICHARD LANGE model also bears the distinction Pour le . At Lange, it is reserved for exceptional complications such as the -and-chain transmission. It refers to the order of merit initiated in 1842 by the eminent explorer Alexander von Humboldt and which is still awarded to great scientists and artists. But this distinction could also be understood as a commendation for the forefathers of Saxony's precision watchmaking industry. One of them is Richard Lange who enriched watchmaking with numerous inventions, most notably the steel-nickel alloy for balance springs that he patented in 1930. The alloy contains beryllium, making hairsprings thermally stable and resistant to magnetic fields. It is still widely used today for the same purpose.