Never before any watchmaker built a wristwatch with a mechanical-digital time indication making it possible that you hear what you see on the dial. Click on “read more” to get the story.
Let us directly go on medias res…
What do read on the dial?
Now by pushing the push-piece at “11 o´clock” position you will activate the minute repeater and it will not as usual indicate you hours, quarters and minutes, but the three digits shown on the dial.
This means: you hear what you see.
The minute repeater mechanism of the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minuterepeater will now, after pushing the push-piece, sound you the following: Seven strokes on the lower tuned gong (dong, dong, dong, dong, dong, dong, dong) then you will hear five strokes on both gongs, the lower and higher tuned gong, (ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong) ant last but not least two strokes on the higher tuned gong (ding, ding).
dong, dong, dong, dong, dong, dong, dong = 7 o´clock
ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong + ding, ding = 52 minutes
This is stunning and a real sensation!
I only got the information yesterday and therefore I had not the possibility to hear the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minuterepeater live yet. While I am writing this the SIHH is still closed, the doors will only open up in two days.
So guys forgive me if I can not yet let you hear what you see on the picture.
Anyhow this Zeitwerk will be one of the real sensations of the SIHH 2015, this is something I can tell you already today.
The hand-wound calibre L043.5 of the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minuterepeater consists of 771 parts and the platinum watchcase has a diameter of 44,2 mm and is 14,1 mm thick.