SIHH 2016 A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds Hands On

This year at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie,Swiss Replica A. Lange & Söhne took the center stage one more time with the launch of seven new timepieces. One of our favorite timepieces we were able to review hands-on while we were attending the Salon in Geneva was the cheapset replica A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds ref. 252.025. This new fascinating timepiece reinterprets the concept of the scientific observation Watch Replica in a new way, by pairing the quest for utmost precision with outstanding legibility. The balance is steadily driven by its one-second constant-force escapement and an integrated jumping mechanism makes it possible to display the time in strict one-second intervals. With a platinum case with a diameter of 39.9 mm —German engineering calls for this level of precision, especially when it comes to Lange—, this new SIHH 2016 release features a prominent regulator triangular dial. This new Watch Replica is available in a limited edition of only 100 pieces.

The Richard Lange Jumping Seconds is characterized by an intelligent combination of two mechanisms that functionally complement each other. One, a constant-force escapement that ensures ultimate precision and the other, a jumping mechanism that guarantees crisp legibility of the time at each beat of a second. The latter, advances the large seconds hand by exactly 60 steps per minute. The solid silver rhodium-colored triangular regulator dial with its large seconds circle at the top, draws the observer’s attention to the smallest of the three units of time. To the left, at the 8 o’clock position, the hours can be read in a circular register with Roman numerals and to the right, at the 4 o’clock position the minutes are registered in a circular indicator with minute track and red accents marking each quarter of the hour. A triangular aperture —within the overlapping area between the hours and minutes registers—, turns red to indicate when 10 hours of power reserve are left and is then necessary to wind the Watch Replica.

The beating heart inside the new SIHH 2016 A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds is the new manual wound L094.1 in-house composed of 390 parts, 50 jewels —8 in gold chatons— and which beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph to provide a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound.

Technically, it stands out with an ingenious arrangement that distributes constant-force generation and the seconds jump to two wheel trains, but also allows them to interact. The first wheel train extends from the mainspring barrel to the balance and, in one-second intervals, uniformly delivers energy to the escapement via a constant-force device. Visible through an aperture in the train bridge, the mechanism has a double function: It compensates not only the gradually waning force of the mainspring, but also offsets possible torque fluctuations while the seconds jump is executed. The result is a constant amplitude across the entire power-reserve range of up to 42 hours. Superior rate accuracy is guaranteed as well thanks to the balance wheel with eccentric poising weights and the free-sprung balance spring crafted in-house. The mainspring barrel powers the jumping mechanism via the second wheel train. Its task is to convert the balance frequency of six semi-oscillations per second into one single step of the seconds hand. As was already the case with Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s invention, this process is controlled by a five-point star attached to the escape-wheel arbor. It can be observed beneath a transparent sapphire-crystal disc as it rotates about its own axis, together with the escape wheel, once every five seconds. Every second, one point of the star liberates the so-called flirt. This long lever, powered by the mainspring, then executes an instantaneous rotation through 360 degrees, after which it is arrested by the next point of the star. The 360-degree rotation, transmitted by the wheel train connected to the fourth-wheel arbor, moves the seconds hand to the next full-second marker. At the same time, the jump switching impetus is used to deliver fresh energy to the remontoir spring of the constant-force escapement.

Additionally, the new A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds is equipped with a zero-reset mechanism for accurate time setting. The clutch on the fourth-wheel arbor consists of three discs and a special hand-shaped spring. The clutch disc in the middle is secured to the fourth-wheel arbor; in the closed state, the spring firmly presses the top and bottom clutch discs together. The clutch thereby immobilizes the large seconds hand between the abrupt acceleration and deceleration cycles that occur every second in the normal operating mode. Pulling the crown activates a complex system of levers that block the balance with a stop spring and open the clutch. This separates the fourth-wheel arbor from the wheel train and allows virtually frictionless zeroing. For this purpose, the zero-reset lever is pivoted against the heart cam, thus instantly returning the seconds hand to the 12 o’clock position. Pushing the crown home closes the clutch and releases the balance again so that the movement can then restart. The Watch Replica is fitted with a black hand-stitched alligator leather strap with Lange pin buckle in matching platinum. Again, this new A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds is exclusively available in a limited edition of 100 pieces.

On the wrist, the Watch Replica wears slightly bigger than its actual size and quite comfortably. Weight wise we didn’t have time to put it on our scale but is definitely top heavy in the range of 140-150 grams.

Sticker Price 78,000 Euros. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne click here.

Commemorating the 200th Birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange By 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst Replica Watch

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, A. Lange & Söhne has just released one of the most beautiful Watches Replica Replica we’ve seen lately. The swiss cheap A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst ref. 730.048F is the first A. Lange & Söhne Watch Replica that combines a stop-seconds device for the tourbillon and the zero-reset mechanism. At the close of the anniversary year that commemorates the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, this paragon of precision timekeeping is being presented in a limited ‘Handwerkskunst’ —artisanship— edition featuring extraordinary dial and movement decorations. Released in a 30-piece limited edition with an 18K rose gold case measuring 39.5 mm in diameter by 11.1 mm in thickness the new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst is the fifth Watch Replica to be released within the series of ‘Handwerkskunst’ Watches Replica Replica.

The first time a ‘Handwerkskunst’ model was released by A.Lange & Söhne was in the year 2011 when the Richard Lange Tourbillon ‘Pour le Mérite’ Handwerkskunst in honey gold —limited edition of 15 pieces— made its apperance; then, in 2012 the Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst in platinum —limited edition of 30 pieces—, in 2013 the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst in platinum —limited edition of 15 Watches Replica Replica— and lastly in 2014 the Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst in platinum —limited edition of 20 Watches Replica Replica.

‘Handwerkskunst’, the German word for artisanship, is an attribute of distinction that A. Lange & Söhne has been using since 2011 to identify special limited-edition Watches Replica Replica whose dials and movements are endowed with rare finissage and engraving techniques. Yesterday, December 7th 2015, the eminent Saxon manufactory presented the 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst, a new model that not only stands out with exceptional decorative elements, but also unites two patented mechanisms. The zero-reset function launched in 1997 by A. Lange & Söhne is paired with the stop-seconds device for the tourbillon that was introduced in 2008. Together, these mechanisms make it possible to stop and set the timepiece with one-second accuracy. Pure Replica A. Lange & Söhne’s fifth ‘handwerkskunst’ edition is a precious homage to Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the great Saxon Watch Replicamaking pioneer whose 200th birthday is being celebrated this year. The main difference versus the model presented in 2014 is the dial. It is made of black rhodiumed pink gold and decorated with elegant tremblage engraving. The engraver who uses this technique sculpts the material with a specially crafted lining burin to achieve a uniform, fine granular structure. The relief elements on the dial, including the prominent arced brand logo and the numerals, are later polished to a mirror gloss and contrast prominently against the dark background. An aperture in the dial reveals the large one-minute tourbillon. The tourbillon bridge and the upper part of the cage are black-polished: this is one of the most elaborate and time-consuming finissage techniques.

The movement powering the 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst ref. 730.048Fcombines rare finishing techniques. Mechanical precision is reflected in every detail of the lavishly decorated L102.1 manufacture calibre that is composed of 262 parts, 21 jewels —one being a diamond endstone and five rubies in gold chatons— and lever escapement. The movement provides a power reserve of 72 hours when fully wound while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph.

The elegantly curved shape of the newly designed three-quarter plate is a special hallmark. Thanks to generous cut-outs, the tourbillon with the patented stop mechanism is easily visible from the movement side as well, as are the spring barrel and parts of the wheel train. The grained surface of the German silver plate is inspired by historic pocket Watches Replica Replica. Bevel-polishing reentrant angles is a particular challenge. This task can only be performed manually with a sharp, specially designed tool. The fourth-wheel bridge is pierced to provide a better view of the tourbillon. Just like the plate and the case back, it is endowed with artistic engravings. The diamond endstone of the tourbillon vibrantly accentuates the movement decorations.

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The Watch Replica is fitted with a hand-stitched reddish-brown alligator strap with deployant buckle in matching 18K rose gold.

Sticker Price TBC. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne

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Replica A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk In Platinum And A Perfect Digital Display Mechanical

Let’s start this hands-on review firstly by saying that the perfect replica A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk is not your typical Watch Replica. The Zeitwerk, is an exceptional mechanical Watch Replica fitted with a digital display unlike any other Watch Replica out there. Its superb craftsmanship, clean lines and iconic design has captivated Watch Replicalifestylers around the globe since the day it was launched 6 years ago back in 2009. Now, if you are a fan of A. Lange & Söhne timepieces but you still have not purchased your first Lange, the Zeitwerk is the perfect Watch Replica to finally take the plunge. While many Watch Replicalifestylers feel that most Lange timepieces are too dressy, the Zeitwerk brings a fresh look for those seeking a less elegant and somewhat sportier looking Lange. Thanks to the hours and minutes indicated with jumping numerals and the time bridge dominating the dial, the look of the Zeitwerk is simply perfection. Fitted with a robust case measuring 41.9 mm in diameter and a thickness of 12.6 mm, the Zeitwerk feels and looks more massive than its actual dimensions. The Zeitwerk is available in platinum —200-piece limited edition ref. 140.025—, in 18K white gold with black dial as ref. 140.029 and in 18K rose gold with silver dial as ref. 140.032

Many attempts have been made to develop the perfect mechanical digital Watch Replica. But none of the different approaches yielded an easily legible and dependable timepiece. So Lange’s master Watch Replicamakers had to explore totally new avenues. The simplest and so far best-known approach relied on creeping displays with continuously rotating numeral discs. However, the legibility of such Watches Replica Replica was seriously compromised due to tiny numerals, often displayed at an angle, and the very fine minute disc scale. Conversely, in the jumping numerals mechanism, the minute numerals are arranged on two separate discs, which allows them to be generously formatted. As far back as the 19th century, digital displays were integrated in pocket Watches Replica Replica, for example according to the Pallweber or Dürrstein principles. Because of technical constraints, the time was displayed vertically, with the minutes beneath the hours in a rather odd configuration. But the greatest weakness of this design was its susceptibility to wear: the considerable forces involved in the switching action caused noticeable scoring. Lange’s patented jumping numerals mechanism overcomes these weaknesses. As usual in digital Watches Replica Replica, it displays the time from left to right. The long term functional integrity of the design is assured by a fly governor that absorbs the surplus energy after every switching cycle. Its silver dial with time bridge, running seconds at 6 and power reserve at 12 o’clock is simply amazing.

The patented jumping numerals mechanism always delivers a precise reading of the time. It consists of a large hour ring that occupies the entire diameter of the movement and of two minute discs, one for the tens and one for the units. All numerals are identical in size and arranged for natural left-to-right reading. The satin brushed finish on the time bridge is spectacular and shows a nice grain on it.

While the case features highly polished lugs and bezel, the case band is satin brushed finished. The winding crown is off-centered and located at the 2 o’clock position making the Watch Replica extremely comfortable when wearing it. With the crown located at this position, its almost impossible for the crown to ever dig into your wrist considering the heavy weight of this Watch Replica at 163.4 grams.

The Watch Replica is fitted on an elegant matte black alligator strap with Lange pin buckle. The buckle is nice and soft and features large square scales and hand stitching matching the strap.

Powered by the in-house Lange calibre L043.1 composed of 415 parts and 68 jewels —2 in screwed gold chatons—, the manual wound movement provides a power reserve of 36 hours when fully wound. A patented constant-force escapement is integrated between the barrel wheel and the balance. Within the span of each minute, this mechanism only gives the mainspring a tiny moment in which it can unfold its full power. A blink of the eye suffices to advance the numeral discs and at the same time to retension a small remontoir spring. During the following 60 seconds, the remontoir spring passes the energy it has just received to the escapement group and thus sustains the oscillation of the balance. The exceptionally finished movement is visible via the display case back.

On the wrist, this is a Watch Replica the definitely wears bigger than its actual size and with remarkable presence. This is one of those Watches Replica Replica that when you are reviewing it and you put it on, you hardly want to take it off your wrist. The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk is one of our three favorite Langes and a timepiece that can adorn anyone’s wrist while sparking Watch Replica conversations anywhere you go. If you ask us if this Watch Replica is worth the money, all we can say is “bet your bottom dollar that it is.”

Sticker Price $83,200 USD. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne click here.

Replica A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 Is Equipped With an Outstanding 31-Day Power

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If you ever thought that an 8-day power reserve was impressive, the cool replica A. LAnge & Söhne Lange 31 ref. 130.025 is the first mechanical wristwatch with a power reserve of 31 days. Yes, this exceptional timepiece will run for a whole month when fully wound so that you can rotate timepieces in your collection as frequently as you want without losing a single beat or having to reset your calendar because your timepiece stopped while wearing other Watches Replica Replica in your collection. Additionally, the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 it features a patented constant-force escapement, which makes it possible for the first time to actually harness such an extreme power reserve. This mechanism assures high rate stability and thus consistent rate accuracy for an entire month.

The Dial

The Unique Replica A. Lange & Söhne 31 is fitted with a solid silver dial with its unmistakable matte granular finish, the iconic oversized date aperture at 10, a subsidiary seconds register at 6 and its stunning 31-day power reserve indicator in all its grandeur between 2 and 4 o’clock. The dial, perfectly well balanced is not only beautiful but extremely captivating.

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The Case & Crown

Available in a generous case measuring 45.9 mm in diameter and 15.9 mm in thickness —in platinum as ref. 130.025 or in 18K rose gold as ref. 130.032—, the case band features alternating satin brushed and highly polished areas with the traditional date adjustment pusher at 10 o’clock and a signed A. Lange & Söhne winding crown.

The Movement

While the front of the timepiece is immaculate and pure perfection, the surprise behind the display case back is even greater. The beating heart inside the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 is the in-house manual wound calibre L034.1 composed of 406 parts, 62 jewels —three in screwed-in gold chatons—, lever escapement, shock-resistant screw balance, Nivarox balance spring with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, whiplash precision index adjuster with patented constant-force escapement and stop-seconds mechanism for precise time setting.

As mentioned before the movement provides 31 days of power when fully wound. To fully wind the Watch Replica, A. Lange & Söhne provides a small key that fits in the small circular opening located to the left of the main plate to complete the operation.

Just to put things in perspective about how amazing the L034.1 calibre is, there are 3.7 meters of mainspring in it. The energy is stored in the large twin mainspring barrel, which actually consists of two stacked barrels with an inside diameter of 25 millimeters.

Each of them accommodates a 1,850 mm long spring, which is up to ten times as long as in conventional mechanical wristwatches. When fully tensioned, the barrels store more than 3 joules of energy.

The longer the mainspring, the more noticeable the loss of torque as it relaxes. This loss affects the rate accuracy of the Watch Replica. The constant-force escapement of the Lange 31 re-tensions a remontoir spring by 60 degrees every ten seconds to assure that a uniform amount of torque is delivered across the entire power reserve period.

The Strap

Fitted with a black matte alligator strap with deployant Lange buckle in matching metal, the Watch Replica wears comfortably but slightly high and ultra top heavy on the wrist due to its thickness and massive weight at 275 grams of pure goodness. The Watch Replica wears slightly bigger than its actual size and hard to wear for anyone with a wrist smaller than 7.25″ in circumference.

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On the Wrist & Pricing

If you are a Lange lover or just a mere Watch Replicalifestyler that appreciates the best of the best horological creations, the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 is a must have in any collection. This fascinating timepiece is not easy to source but if you are lucky you might be able to find one across the exclusive authorized dealer network carrying A. Lange & Söhne or by stopping by the recently opened A. Lange & Söhne boutique in New York City or Moscow.

Sticker Price $174,900 USD. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne

Replica A. Lange & Söhne Double Split With An Impressive Double Rattrapante Function

The Classic Replica A. Lange & Söhne Double Split Chronograph ref. 404.032  is the world’s first and only mechanical chronograph with a double-rattrapante function. It features two pairs of stopwatch hands that can run together as well as separately. For the first time, they allow time comparisons, lap-time and reference-value measurements as well as fastest/slowest measurements of events that last up to 30 minutes. This exceptional timepiece that pushes the limits of horology is available in a generous 18K rose gold case with a diameter of 43.2 mm and a thickness of 15.3 mm. Even though this timepiece is quite robust, it is not top heavy as it weighs only 150 grams. If you are looking for a masterpiece of horology straight from Saxony, look no further. The images on this hands-on review, are living proof of what the master horologists at this German manufacture can accomplish.

The Unqiue Replica A. Lange & Söhne Double Split is fitted with an elegant solid silver dial with applied rose gold markers, black minute/seconds track, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds at 9 o’clock, a flyback chronograph mechanism with double rattrapante feature, a precisely-jumping minute counter at 3 o’clock and an Up/Down power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock right above the central pinion. The design of the dial is very classic and not busy at all, regardless of the many elements that are on it. The dial is rounded out by a very clean tachymetric scale in increments of 10 km/h and a blued seconds hand that provides perfect contrast. Ultimately, the A. Lange & Söhne Double Split honors the saying “God is in the details” attributed to our favorite German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and where “less is more” clearly stands out in the design of this timepiece.

Equipped with buttery soft to the touch rectangular chronograph pushers, playing with the double split flyback chronograph is pure joy and quite and experience that only a few get to enjoy.

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As we like to say it, when it comes to A. Lange & Söhne timepieces the best part is behind the display case back. Powered by the amazing manual wound in-house calibre L001.1 composed of 465 parts and 40 jewels —four in screwed gold chatons—, the movement has a significant diameter of 30.6 mm and a height of 9.5 mm. The movement provides a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound, while oscillating at a frequency of 21,600 vph.

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The A. Lange & Söhne calibre L001.1 represents the pinnacle of horological complexity. The mechanism for the sweep chronograph and split-seconds hands lies beneath the central bridge with the “A. Lange & Söhne” signature. The mechanical module for the two minute counters is located beneath the bridge at the upper right. A rattrapante chronograph has two hands seated on arbors that rotate inside each other. The double rattrapante mechanism has two of these configurations for its two seconds hands and two minute-counter hands.

Additionally, the flyback function allows an ongoing time measurement to be interrupted and a new one to be started instantaneously by merely pressing a button. It combines three steps —stop, reset to zero and restart— into one. In chronographs without the flyback function, these three steps must be executed consecutively. The concept behind this complex function dates back to the era when flight-deck crews still navigated with maps and Watches Replica Replica and often had to react very quickly to suddenly occurring events. With the triumph of electronic measuring instruments, this classic function, mainly used by pilots, sank into oblivion. In Lange chronographs, the flyback mechanism is experiencing a renaissance with a newly developed design.

An elaborate device minimizes mechanical friction when the rattrapante hands are stopped but the chronograph hands are still running. The disconnector mechanism was developed and patented by A. Lange & Söhne.

A balance spring developed and crafted in-house is integrated to assure the utmost in rate accuracy. Manufacturing springs is one of the most formidable challenges in horology, with extremely exacting requirements. For instance, the coils must be rolled to a tolerance of 100 nanometers, which is roughly equivalent to one hundredth of the diameter of a human hair.

This superb chronograph is fitted with a matte chocolate brown hand-sewn alligator strap with Lange pin buckle. Break-in period is necessary to achieve the ultimate fit from the strap as it is quite stiff when brand new. Once you wear the Watch Replica for a few days, you’ll notice how well it sits on your wrist and how comfortable it is to wear it.

On the wrist, the Watch Replica wears slightly bigger than its actual size and quite high but with utmost elegance and outstanding wrist presence. Even if you can’t fully tuck it under your cuff, this Watch Replica is a true horological masterpiece and one that you want to show off.

Once you put this Watch Replica on, it is very likely that your other timepieces will see very little wrist time. Masterpiece, understated and classy are some of the words that best describe the A. Lange & Söhne Double Split.

Sticker Price $128,400 USD. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne click here.

Replica A. Lange & Söhne Adds Two New Colors

Our friends from Saxony, replica classic A. Lange & Söhne have decided to expand its range of dial and metals for its Datograph chronograph collection. Two new highly attractive models, one a Datograph Up/Down in 18K pink gold with black dial and the other, an 18K white gold Datograph Perpetual with grey dial are now available. Industry experts regard the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph as one of the most popular chronographs. Presented in 1999 as the world’s first column-wheel chronograph with a flyback function, precise jumping minute counter and outsize-date display, the Datograph caused quite a sensation in the Watch Replicamaking circles. It has long since, achieved cult status. It is not only the technical finesse that is unique, but also the harmonious integration of function and aesthetics. The Datograph Up/Down introduced in 2012, offers a longer power reserve of 60 hours as well as a power-reserve indicator with an Up/Down scale that gave this Watch Replica its name. The chronograph, which previously only came in a platinum case with black dial, is now available in an 18K pink gold version with a black dial after its release during the SIHH 2015 earlier this year.

On the other hand, the Datograph Perpetual —available in 18K pink gold and silver dial up until now— is now also available in 18K white gold with a grey dial making it even more appealing to Watch Replica connoisseurs. The argenté-colored subsidiary dials and deep-blue moon disc on the new model of the Datograph Perpetual stand out particularly clearly thanks to the dial’s subtle grey background. Since 2006, the name has represented a combination of a flyback chronograph and a perpetual calendar, which will not require correction until 2100. If this does ever become necessary, however, the calendar indicators can be advanced either individually or synchronously. Lange’s passion for precision is also reflected by the universal corrector specially designed for this job: To prevent the indications from being inadvertently changed, the push piece at 10 o’clock can only be pressed when the crown is pulled out.

Sticker Price $70,200 USD for Datograph in 18K pink gold and $137,800 USD for Datograph Perpetual. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne

Hands-on with One of the Most Iconic Replica A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down Pink Gold Timepieces From Saxony.

For over ten years, the Fake Luxury A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down has been the benchmark in chronographs since its launch. Its assets include the oversized date, the high-speed flyback switching mechanism for the chronograph and a patented, precisely-jumping minute counter. The Datograph Up/Down also features a power reserve indicator. Only available in 18K rose gold or platinum both with a black dial, the new Datograph —as it replaced the 39 mm model— is one of the most iconic Lange timepieces out there. Its elegant look but somewhat sporty at the same time is mesmerizing and captivating. Fitted with one of the most amazing chronograph calibres, the A. Lange & Söhne rises in full glory whenever it gets spotted in the wild. If you want one of the most amazing chronographs out there, look no further.

The Dial

The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down ref. 405.031 is fitted with a beautiful solid silver black dial with running seconds at 9, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3, oversized date display at 12 and power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. Fitted with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, the readability of the dial is uncompromised at any angle.

The Case & Strap

The elegant 18K pink gold case measuring 41 mm in diameter by 13.1 mm in thickness, is finished with a satin brushed middle case band and a highly polished bezel. The Watch Replica features rectangular pushers for the chrono —that are soft as butter— and a convenient date adjustment rectangular pusher at 10 o’clock. The crown is of course signed A. Lange & Söhne and the pushers feature alternating brushed and polished areas. For a solid gold 18K pink gold Watch Replica, its total weight is relatively low when compared to other Watches Replica Replica weighing only 125.7 grams of pure Lange goodness.

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The Watch Replica is equipped with a gorgeous brown alligator strap with Lange pin buckle. The strap is somewhat stiff when new and one that will for sure require at least a good week of continuous wear to break it in.

The Movement

Powered by the Lange manufacture calibre L951.6 composed of 451 parts and 46 jewels —4 in gold chatons—, the movement beats at a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour. As usual, the calibre is fully visible via the display case back with anti-reflective treated sapphire crystal. All 451 parts of the L951.6 manufacture calibre are lavishly finished. The sharply polished reentrant angle of many calibre components is an indication of the amount of work involved: this delicate, time-consuming process can only be executed by hand.

The 8-gap column wheel coordinates all the switching operations of the chronograph mechanism. Rockers and levers of various shapes engage with this wheel. The considerable length of the levers is due to the special dial arrangement. They bypass the outsize-date mechanism and bridge the distance to the subsidiary dials located below the center line. Lange’s proprietary balance with six precisely adjustable poising weights assures superior rate accuracy. It is powered by a balance spring crafted in-house at Lange. Each spring is scrupulously matched to the characteristic of the respective movement to assure optimized rate values at its frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour.

On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, the Watch Replica wears very comfortably and perhaps a little larger and more like a 42-43 mm case. Without a doubt the Datograph Up/Down is one of the most iconic chronographs out there and one that sets the bar pretty high for chronographs. Next time you are traveling to Dresden with this Watch Replica on your wrist, you’ll notice the wandering eyes of other Watch Replicalifestylers trying to guess whether you are going to a special function at the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture or not. When you notice their eyes, just pull your sleeve down and have them beg for more, unless you’re wearing it with a short sleeve and that, is not an option.

Sticker Price $70,200 USD. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne click here.