A. Lange & Söhne - Zeitwerk
The hand crafted Zeitwerk from A. Lange & Söhne represents the most luxurious of timepieces made both recently and in the company's impressive history.
Though A. Lange & Söhne was founded in 1854, the German luxury watchmaker has never stopped striving to make innovations in horology. Whether it is their patented out size date display or their first foray into digital watches, they have done so fearlessly and without hesitation. The results of their dedications, therefore, have been nothing short of magnificent. This is the case of the Zeitwerk luxury watch, which took the leap from traditional hands to a digital display.
Unlike the cheap digital watches that have since flooded the market, the Zeitwerk utilizes an all numeric mechanical display of constantly rotating discs. The highly detailed "jumping numbers" movement is best defined as luxury married to minimalist functionality. The large number display means that you will enjoy perfect legibility as well as perfect time keeping.
Like many of A. Lange & Söhne's other luxury watches, this one features a window into its inner workings with the same sapphire crystal that is the front glass being used as the case back. The rest of the watch case is available in a variety of high quality and luxurious precious metals. These include 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold, 18K pink gold, and even highly desirable platinum. No detail has been overlooked in the design of these luxury timepieces. Each features a color coordinating leather strap made from hand stitched alligator and featuring a hand engraved gold buckle.
This watch not only is visually appealing, but is acoustically pleasing as well. The owner, and the owner alone, can hear the subtle yet distinct difference in the advancement of the minute dials and the change in the hour dial. Perhaps the smallest, yet most appreciated detail is in the watch crown. While other watches often opt to place the watch crown where it can dig uncomfortably into the wearer's wrist, the thoughtful design of this luxury timepiece alleviates this concern. The watch crown is located Northeast, which effectively eliminates any discomfort, while still allowing the wearer to easily adjust the time.