CABARET TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST

EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP

The CABARET TOURBILLON is a milestone in the history of precision watchmaking. In 2008, with this watch, A. Lange & Söhne succeeded for the first time in stopping the tourbillon with a V-shaped arresting spring. This made it possible to set a watch with this complication with one-second accuracy. The watch is based on Lange’s only rectangular model that since its launch has stood for extravagance as well as for a distinctive movement philosophy: the CABARET. Limited to 30 pieces, the CABARET TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST is now totally dedicated to a heritage in art. The seventh model of the HANDWERKSKUNST series is characterised by artisanally elaborate finissage of the dial and the movement. The inner area of the three-part solid white-gold dial is manually engraved with a lozenge pattern. A semi-transparent enamel layer adds extra depth to the engraving and showcases various metallic shades of grey. The result is a special dial with a three-dimensional effect.

THE CABARET TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST

Close-up of movement L042.1 of the  CABARET TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST

MOVEMENT L042.1

The manually wound calibre L042.1 has a twin mainspring barrel that delivers a power reserve of 120 hours. It is a masterpiece of technology and craftsmanship. It is composed of 370 parts, of which no fewer than 84 are integrated in the filigreed tourbillon that weighs only a quarter of a gram. Measuring 22.3 by 32.6 millimetres, the form movement is tailored to the rectangular shape of the case. In comparison with the 2008 version, it has a new indexless oscillation system with a Lange balance spring. The lozenge motif of the dial is echoed by the black-rhodiumed engravings on the tourbillon and intermediate-wheel cocks, creating a visual bridge between the dial and the movement side.

Movement L042.1 of the  CABARET TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST

EXPLORE FURTHER

TOURBILLON WATCHES
TOURBILLON WATCHES
The tourbillon improves the rate accuracy of a mechanical timepiece by overcoming the influence of gravity on the running of a watch.
LANGE BALANCE SPRING
LANGE BALANCE SPRING
Crafting a balance spring is one of the most complicated tasks in precision watchmaking, one that only very few manufactories master.
FINISHING AND ENGRAVING
FINISHING AND ENGRAVING
Even the most minute pieces undergo an elaborate finishing.

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Crafted by hand in Glashütte, Germany.