RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON "Pour le Mérite"

RICHARD LANGE

RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON "Pour le Mérite" reference 760.026

INSPIRED BY THE CLAIM TO SCIENTIFIC PRECISION

The dial design of the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite” was inspired by precision chronometer No. 93 crafted by Johann Heinrich Seyffert, a gifted watchmaker who in the late 18th century established the fundamentals of precision timekeeping in Saxony. Alexander von Humboldt, a natural scientist, expressed particular appreciation for his work and relied on his timepieces to calculate the co-ordinates of his locations during his expeditions and perform many scientific measurements.

THE RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON "Pour le Mérite"

Close-up of movement L072.1 of the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON "Pour le Mérite"

MOVEMENT L072.1

With a fusée-and-chain transmission and a one-minute tourbillon, this watch incorporates two of the most effective complications that increase rate accuracy. Thanks to the patented stop-seconds mechanism, the tourbillon – and with it the entire movement – can be stopped and set to one-second accuracy. When it is not needed for the reading of the hour, an auxiliary pivoting-dial segment affords a view of the tourbillon. Between 6 and 12 o’clock, it pivots back to complete the hour circle with the numerals VIII, IX and X.

Movement L072.1 of the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON "Pour le Mérite"

EXPLORE FURTHER

THE FUSÉE-AND-CHAIN TRANSMISSION
THE FUSÉE-AND-CHAIN TRANSMISSION
The fusée-and-chain transmission is one of the most effective complications when it comes to increasing the rate accuracy of a mechanical watch.
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.
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.
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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Crafted by hand in Glashütte, Germany.