Richard Lange

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The Richard Lange models from A. Lange & Söhne revive a historical watch genre: observation watches. During the 18th and 19th centuries, this type of timepiece was an important tool for researchers, scientists and explorers.

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First observation watch for the arm

Richard Lange watches are a tribute to scientific observation watches, which in days gone by shone with extreme precision, ideal readability and durability. Thanks to the balance spring, which is designed and manufactured in-house and has a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, a Richard Lange timepiece is more accurate than almost any other watch. The central seconds hand made of blued steel immediately catches the eye, thus ensuring the time-honored contrast and good legibility. When the crown is pulled, it stops immediately. In this way, the models can be set to the exact second. The gear train of the center second is located between the three-quarter plate and a separate bridge. This fine watchmaking art can be admired with your own eyes through the transparent sapphire crystal back.

Precision pioneer Richard Lange

Richard Lange became the head of the watch manufactory in 1868. The art of timepieces benefited enormously from this development, because the visionary had many groundbreaking inspirations and created impressive innovations. He was probably the most ingenious spirit of the Lange family and himself an important personality of his time, who decisively advanced science. His numerous inventions and patents set significant standards for improving precision in the fine watch industry. Among his most famous contributions is the patent from 1930, in which he states that a minimal amount of beryllium significantly improves the rate characteristics of hairsprings.

Continuing the legacy

The modern Richard Lange watches combine the impressive scientific findings of Richard Lange with other new designs that further improve the precision of the timepieces in this watch family. These include, among other things, the tensioning mechanism, the tourbillon and the chain-screw mechanism.

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