Extremely close-up views of the movement. A watchmaker’s fingertips carefully assemble a movement.
Display: When handicraft beats machine accuracy.
The watchmaker’s fingers continue their assembling.
Display: When hundreds of man-hours per watch do not suffice.
The watchmaker finishes the carriage component of a tourbillon.
Display: When 84 parts weighing 0.25 grammes tip the scale.
Now the tourbillon is assembled. Finally we watch its fascinating motion in the movement. Suddenly it stops. A seemingly large chain makes its way across the picture. A pair of tweezers picks it up and we see just how small the chain is.
Display: When 0.6 by 0.3 millimetres is a big achievement.
A watchmaker’s fingertips assemble a chain, a snail, a barrel and a three-quarter plate. Under close inspection through the loupe.
Display: When, uniquely in the world, all movements are assembled twice to achieve the ultimate in perfection.
The watchmaker’s fingertips begin to dismantle the watch again – component by component – ready for final assembly a second time.
Display: Passionate obsession becomes a merit.
The finished watch is presented.
Display: To our most meritable timepieces we attribute the title: “Pour le Mérite”.
Details and an overall view of the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite“ are shown. Other “Pour le Mérite” models from Lange are displayed in succession.