Feast your eyes on the new Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite Handwerkskunst , a stunning 15-piece limited edition from elite German manufacture A. Lange & Sohne. A. Lange diehards will recognize this as a special edition of the fourth “Pour le Mérite” that was introduced at SIHH 2011 (itself one of Lange’s most prestigious models). The case of this special watch is crafted of Lange’s beautiful honey-gold” alloy that is more than twice as hard as normal gold. The dial is likewise made of solid gold and features exquisite decoration in the form of three dimensional relief-style lettering and a delicate granular texture similar. Mechnically impressive as well, the watch demonstrates a beautiful tourbillon and an intricate “chain-and-fusee transmission”. Check it out below!
A. Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite “Handwerkskunst”
41.9mm honey-gold case (12.2mm thick), manual-wind Lange manufacture calibre L072.1 with chain-and-fusee transmission
On the movement, the three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, which can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case-back. The watch exhibits two complications – a fusée-and-chain transmission and a tourbillon (visible through the dial):
The fourth-wheel bridge is embellished with an elaborate relief engraving. Contrary to the more common method of engraving, the technique used for this piece sculpts the motif out of the material, in effect raising it from the background.
This extraordinary collector’s item is limited to 15 pieces that are available exclusively at the five A. Lange & Söhne boutiques in Dresden, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong.