The limited edition Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” combines the three iconic design elements of Lange into a timepiece.
Since its relaunch in 1994 27 years ago, A. Lange & Söhnehas been known for its unique and unique design aesthetics. The large digital date display immediately put the brand on its own unique position. Fans appreciate the mechanics needed to make a large calendar, and its prominent position on the dial is undoubtedly the eye-catching novelty of luxury watches at that time.
Honeygold, a proprietary gold alloy
For the new Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen”, replica A. Lange & Söhne combined two design elements that appeared in other watches and wrapped them in the brand’s proprietary 18K honey gold.
According to the brand, honey gold is “a charming hue between pink gold and white gold.” It is achieved by combining copper and zinc through special heat treatment. On the new Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen”, there is not only a 41.9 mm case, but also a power reserve indicator, seconds hand and strap buckle.
Zeitwerk: bold and durable
Lange collectors are well versed in Zeitwerk models of the brand. The iconic oversized numbers of the Zeitwerk series show the time in three discs in hours and minutes. On the right side of the dial, the minutes are displayed using two discs, while the one on the left indicates the hours. These large numbers always provide excellent legibility, including at night.
In addition, the numbers on Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” especially have the powerful Super-LumiNova, called C3, which is the brightest and most neutral color in the luminous coating. Ultraviolet rays provide the energy required for the luminescence of the numbers. The sapphire crystal dial of the watch has a special coating so that even the numbers that are not in the display hole can glow in the dark.
Therefore, in order to charge Super-LumiNova, the surface of the sapphire crystal is coated with “almost the darkest hue and still allows 95% of the available ultraviolet light to pass through,” said Anthony de Haas, director of product development. “This is the opposite of sunglasses, which are designed to protect against ultraviolet rays. In this case, we want them to pass.” cheap A. Lange & Söhne
The brand first introduced luminous indicators through Zeitwerk Luminous in 2010. In subsequent versions, the name of the table was changed to Lumen. “We changed the name at the request of another brand, but I won’t tell you who it is,” De Haas said.
In addition to the easy-to-read time indicator, the new Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” has a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and a running seconds subdial at 6 o’clock.
Of course, behind the display is where the mechanical magic happens. The new Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” uses an upgraded version of the movement L043.9. The second-generation Zeitwerk provides a 72-hour power reserve, which is twice that of its predecessor.
Another new element is used to make resetting time less complicated. There is a button at 4 o’clock that can only adjust the hours. This makes sense. After all, when you travel between time zones, only hours need to be reset to local time.
In addition, the crown is located at 2 o’clock. In addition to winding, the crown can also be set with a minute indicator. After setting the minutes, the second indicator will automatically stop.
If you do not rewind the watch replica, the new movement of the watch will automatically stop after 72 hours. Why? “It improves functionality,” De Haas said. “It extends the life cycle of the mainspring by five times by avoiding stretches that may damage and affect timing accuracy.”