Intellectual & Inspiring
The A. Lange and Sohne watches have always inspired horological brilliance, and this latest release of the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds 252.029 is exceptional. A timepiece that will be appreciated by collectors, intellectually motivating and striking with the rare black dial, is defining for the brand. Characteristics of the watch include the jumping seconds hand, not the sweep hands that glide across the dial, but a jumping second hand that is reminiscent of the ticking hands of old quartz timepieces. It is confusing on some fronts as the A. Lange Sohne price would indicate a masterful watch, but the jumping hand could be found on fake pieces and draws controversy. But this is not the first high end watch to display the jumping hands on the dial, and it will also not be the last.
Collectors clearly know the value of the timepieces produced by the brand and respect that jumping hands in no way diminish value of such a work of art. The regulator style display of the watch features three overlapping subdials, representing minutes, seconds and hours. The design for this timepiece was derived from a pocket watch. The similarity of the dial from historical pocket watches allowed each to be read more clearly, but in fact was done for style. Clearly there are positive aspects to the utility and effective nature of being easier to read, certainly a factor when one is evaluating the watch. The largest of the three subdials was crafted for seconds, the display showcases the precise action of the jumping hands as it moves directly on the marker. With black dials being so rarely used it is seemed surprising they chose that color for this spectacular timepiece. Legibility is the main challenge for black dials. The exquisite beauty of this dial is displayed as the 18k white gold hands are created to sit on the matte black dial which was produced in a solid silver plate.
Beauty And The Beast
A.Lange and Sohne watches with lighter dials are easier to produce, the high contrast of the blued-steel hands is bright and easy on the eyes. The A. Lange Sohne price for the new Richard Lange Jumping Seconds 252.029 Watch might seem extreme for a timepiece that many would consider a dress watch, only worn on limited occasions. However, the limitations are only created by those that have no appreciation for beauty, as this watch was designed to be looked at. The case is 39.9mm wide, 10.6mm thick and masterfully crafted in 18k white gold. Featuring an in-house made and decorated caliber L094.1 the execution of this design is top of the line. It wears so beautifully and is extremely comfortable. German Silver bridges highly detailed with polished lines, delicately meet the hand-engraved balance cock providing the exceptional high-end brand experience. The beast inside this powerful provocative movement is no surprise to anyone who appreciates the well-made and excellent finish of the brand timepieces. A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds price will fall in line with the brand other collections as creative excellence and beauty are always a winning combination.