A. Lange & Sohne is well known in the horological world for amazing watch collections and this beauty is certainly no exception. The Zeitwerk collection debuted almost a decade ago, recognized for the digital hour and digital minute display coupled with the traditional analog subsidiary seconds dial and power reserve indicator. This Striking Time watch is inspired by the historic ‘digital clock’ in Dresden’s opera house developed together with the founder of the brand in the 19th century. This timepiece clearly was a fun and exciting piece for the brand, and how has a family of watches within the Saxon brand. Certainly this is more modern in the design for such a traditional German brand, but the musical attributes of this watch is simply magical.
Common or Collector
Anyone who loves luxury timepieces would appreciate the solid gold case, exquisite hand-decorated and assembled movement and gorgeous dial on this A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time watch. Whether you are a serious collector or just a common watch lover, this is designed to be a truly amazing watch for anyone. If you have owned a luxury timepiece then you can appreciate the dedication and detail that has gone into this watch. The perfect sound that resonates from this small hand-polished hammer each time it strikes the hand-tuned circular gong, and allowing it to be visible through the dial window. Appreciate the expertise that has been garnered by the brand to create such a masterpiece. The timepiece is anything but common.
Every 15 minutes you can experience the beautiful musical chimes that are heard from the timepiece as the quarter-striker hits. Of course the function can be turned off, and the striking hammer producing the impressive sound can be silenced. The chimes are slightly different for the top of the hour sound as compared to the 15 minute interval one. The creativity of the music from A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwert Striking Time watch is as remarkable as the overall design and beats with the in-house brand caliber L043.2 manually wound mechanical engine. This power hungry timepiece clocks operation at 18,000 bph and 36 hours of power reserve. The power reserve indicator placed on the dial is very helpful in reminding the daily winding for the watch. The timepiece is not obtrusive and looks light on the wrist, but also still maintains a solid and durable feel. Crafted from 528 parts, the movement is stunning and to understand it is entirely decorated by hand is just one of the remarkable aspects of this beauty. Once the watch is assembled, it is then taken apart, inspected and then reconstructed again to perfection. You can understand the music, once you understand the heart.
The Zeitwerk Striking Time is crafted and created with two digital dials for the time and analog dials for the power reserve and subsidiary seconds allowing for not only brilliant beauty in the look, but solid inner workings of great craftsmanship. There is an 18k pink gold version, and a German Silver with actual silver which is unique for the brand. A. Lange & Sohne also produces an 18k white gold with a black dial and each of the versions are just spectacular. Providing so many choices and designed with a 44.2mm-wide case and 13.1mm thick it is not only wearable but large and noticeable. The brown alligator strap is the perfect finish. So you don’t have to be a collector to love this collectible, you just need to love music, and love amazing timepieces. The brand designs for the love of horological excellence and we all can appreciate that.