A Lange & Sohne unveil new tourbillon watch

Pocket watch and tourbillon by A Lange and Sohne, which has grown rapidly in Asia.

Luxury watch available in a limited run of 100 platinum pieces.

Swiss watchmaker A Lange & Söhne has announce the launch of one of its main releases for 2011, the Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Merite”.

The watch is the fourth A. Lange & Söhne timepiece honoured with the distinction of Pour le Mérite, embodying a fusée-and-chain transmission as well as a tourbillon with a patented stop seconds mechanism. The pairing of the tourbillon and stop second mechanism is said to improve rate stability and precision. The watch is the fourth to receive the attribute Pour le Mérite, a distinction that has been conferred on a Lange watch only three times since 1994.

The Richard Lange model features a round cut-out in the seconds dial, traversed by the minute scale and by the recessed tourbillon bridge which reveals the tourbillon cage. With a frequency of six semi-oscillations per second, a classic screw balance, and a recalculated balance spring that is manufactured in-house, the watch is said to "fulfil all prerequisites that could possibly be imposed on a timepiece dedicated to the utmost in precision."

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The watch is has a crocodile skin strap and a 41.9-millimetre platinum or rose gold case, with the platinum choice a strictly limited edition of 100 watches. When fully wound the watch can run for 36 hours.

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