RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECONDS

RICHARD LANGE

RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECOND reference 252.029

A BIG STAGE FOR SECONDS

The jumping seconds mechanism ranks among the classic complications in precision horology. Among other applications, pocket watches equipped with this device in the past were used to determine sidereal or solar time. Ferdinand Adolph Lange developed such a mechanism very early on, in 1867. Ten years later, the newly founded Imperial Patent Office granted him one of its first patents for his invention.

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ANTHONY DE HAAS ON THE RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECONDS

Close-up of movement L094.1 of the RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECONDS

MOVEMENT L094.1

With the large seconds circle arranged in the top section, the emphasis in the RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECONDS is on the smallest of the three units of time. Just below, the smaller minute and hour circle are located, offset to the right and left. Powered by a one-second constant-force escapement, the jumping seconds mechanism advances the blued seconds hand by exactly 60 steps per minute. Thanks to the ZERO-RESET function, the watch can be quickly and conveniently set with one-second accuracy. When the crown is pulled, the seconds hand instantaneously moves to zero and remains there.

Movement L094.1 of the RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECONDS

EXPLORE FURTHER

JUMPING SECONDS MECHANISM
JUMPING SECONDS MECHANISM
The mechanism of the jumping second assures unambiguous readings at any time, because it advances the large seconds hand by exactly 60 steps per minute.
ZERO-RESET MECHANISM
ZERO-RESET MECHANISM
With the ZERO-RESET mechanism, the movement stops and the seconds hand jumps to zero when the crown is pulled.
JUMPING NUMERALS MECHANISM
JUMPING NUMERALS MECHANISM
The ZEITWERK is a mechanically driven digital-display watch.
THE RICHARD LANGE FAMILY

THE RICHARD LANGE FAMILY

PRECISION REDISCOVERED

Every facet of the RICHARD LANGE watch family is subordinate to two objectives: the ultimate in precision and outstanding legibility.

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