Richard Lange Pour le Mérite White Gold
|Material: ||White gold|
|Diameter: ||40.50 mm|
|Height: ||10.70 mm|
|Lug Width: ||20.00 mm|
|Indexes: ||Roman Numerals|
'Pour le Mérite' movement, indicating it is one of the most intricate and precise movements by A. Lange & Sohne.
As modest and straightforward as this watch may seem, its movement is highly complex and consists of 915 individual components. The filigreed chain is composed of 636 parts. In crafting the transmission chain, the 636 parts are transformed into 212 links, which are joined to form a chain with a length of 152 millimetres. It is of paramount importance to assure that all links have ample freedom of movement so that the chain can be precisely wound and unwound.
A drop-shaped cutout in the three-quarter plate reveals the high-precision fusée-and-chain transmission, which is rarely implemented in wristwatches. It allows the owner to observe how the intricate chain unwinds from the mainspring barrel onto the fusée while the watch is being wound.
|Brand:||A. Lange & Söhne|
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
|Additionals:||Chain & Fusée|
Originally introduced in 2009 as a limited edition of 50 pieces in platinum and 200 in pink gold, 2016 marked a surprising return of the Richard Lange Pour le Mérite - now in white gold with a black dial. The 2016 version is limited to 218 pieces, which coincides with the number of A. Lange & Söhne dealers around the world. At a little over EUR 80.000 at he time of release, its price is significantly lower than the 2009 releases.