A. Lange & Söhne presents a new limited-edition Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

The technically exceptional timepiece is produced in a limited 30-watch edition in a monochromatic gray dial configuration.

The Zeitwerk is a phenomenon. Take it from this story here, which contains an incredible breakdown of the model, taking a close look at its gargantuan (yet likable) jumping main hours, acoustic indications of time, and its other nifty features that has become everything the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk we all recognize today.

Yet of course with A. Lange & Söhne, it’s not just about what’s on the surface. Its inner workings has given the Zeitwerk a reputation of the first mechanical wristwatch that combines a jumping numerals display with a decimal minute repeater. At the push of a button, it sounds the hours, ten-minute intervals and minutes.

A. Lange & Söhne now presents a new model in a honey gold version with a gray dial, whilst running the faithful in-house caliber L043.5.

The Zeitwerk with exceptional sound

Crafted from Lange-exclusive honey gold, the case material isn’t just visually striking. The material is favored to create a resonant body, emanating a distinctive, rich, and warm timbre when the repeater chimes. 

 

Anthony de Haas, Director Product Development at A. Lange & Söhne, emphasized that different materials result in unique sound qualities, much like musical instruments. “Every minute repeater has its own, one-of-a-kind sound,” de Haas explained in a statement.

“Apart from the gongs and gong hammers, the case material has the greatest impact on the sound. That is the case with our novelty in honey gold. It sounds different to all other materials ‒ truly distinctive.” 

The Lange-style chiming system

The innovation doesn’t stop at aesthetics. The mechanism and the operating systems have been meticulously fine-tuned to ensure perfect harmony. 

 

A unique button system triggers the repeater, and thanks to the twin mainspring barrels, there’s no need for the traditional slide found in minute repeaters.

A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk remontoir
The remontoir mechanism can be seen through the open case back

Furthermore, safety mechanisms are integrated into the movement to prevent the repeater sequence from prematurely stopping due to low power reserves. When the striking mechanism is activated, the numerals discs switching action is delayed, ensuring the acoustic indication of time remains unimpaired.

 

The Zeitwerk Minute Repeater Honeygold is limited to just 30 watches and is exclusively available in select A. Lange & Söhne boutiques.

Tech Specs: A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater Ref. 147.050F

Movement: Manual-wound Lange manufacture calibre L043.5; 36-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes; Subsidiary seconds; Striking mechanism with decimal minute repeater
Case: 44.2mm; 18-carat Honeygold®
Dial: 925 silver; gray
Strap: Hand-stitched dark brown leather; Deployant buckle in 18-carat Honeygold® and 18-carat white gold
Availability: Limited to 30 pieces

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