An exclusive exhibition takes place until the end of July 2014 in the Zurich boutique of Les Ambassadeurs that, you can not miss in any case. I was allowed to see the special exhibition already and it is worth seeing.
In this exposure horological innovation as well as pocket watches of the 19th century are shown. Also news from 2014 as the big Lange 1 Moonphase and 1815 Tourbillon were issued.
Precision is all that matters
In the 18th and 19th centuries courageous researchers conducted a number of expeditions, as they were looking for new cognitions. At this time played accurate and reliable timepieces from Saxony played an important role.
Alexander von Humboldt used on his trip to South America a chronometer of the Saxon precision watchmaker Johann H. Seyffert. 1901 Erich von Drygalski was accompanied on the first German South Polar Expedition of six precision watches from A.Lange and Sohne.
Richard Long, is the firstborn son of Ferdinand A.Langes and he was an important scientist of that time. He gave a decisive impetus to the development of precision watchmaking.
The precision of a clock
The discovery of Richard Long is until today noticeably to see in all mechanical quality watches : The input of improvement properties of an alloy with a beryllium encore for watch springs. Through this process the alloy is harder, elastic and damping of the coil is reduced . The cross-section and the weight are clearly decreasing.The mass influence on the whole vibrating system is reduced and thus the accuracy of the clock is achieved. In 1930, the discovery was patented.
The heart of a mechanical clock is the balance spring, as it is of great importance for the precision. Among the most intricate work in the fine watchmaking industry includes the production of watches spirals and few watch manufacturers can master this as well. A. Lange & Söhne provide their own balance springs forth.
Four dead beat Ads of the perpetual calendar: date, day, month and leap year
Back the clock: moon phase indicator. The phases of the moon can be read and it shows the position of the moon and sun on
Case: 18-carat white gold
Lange 1 Moonphase
The moon disc represents a nightly starry sky
Sharpness and color brilliance are used to absorb all non-blue color components of sunlight.
Case: 18-carat pink gold
Hands: Pink gold
Lange time factory Striking Time in rose gold
First mechanical clock with jumping numerals display
Available in platinum and white gold and rose gold
Occupied pearl dial
The bezel is set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds
Case: 18-carat white gold
Hands: Rhodium-plated gold