A. Lange & Söhne replica watches of Germany, as the leading force of German watchmaking, has left a very deep impression on people with every masterpiece it presents. Among them, the ZEITWERK series watches have become the most representative complex timepieces of the brand by virtue of their distinctive and conspicuous appearance. Not long ago, Lange launched a new generation of ZEITWERK, which has been fully upgraded in terms of movement and appearance details. What are the highlights of the new products? Let’s find out together!
A. The second generation of Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK, what aspects of the first generation have been improved?
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK, launched in 2009, once it came out, it displayed the time with “jumping characters”, which shocked the world of famous watches and became one of the most famous complex Replica Watches Store of A. Lange & Söhne. Consolidation of A. Lange & Söhne’s top position.
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK generation, the first question is on “jumping characters”. The “jumping” display time is very powerful, but at the level of A. Lange & Söhne replica ZEITWERK, the power lies in the details. At that time, some players discovered that for the ZEITWERK generation, 5 to 10 seconds before the “jumping word” every minute, the two numbers on the right side of the dial and the minute dial will tilt downward in advance. After the tilt, when the small second hand passes 12 o’clock Only at the moment of the position, will the word “jump”.
In 2017, A. Lange & Söhne solved this “pre-tilt” problem at ZEITWERK. However, this improvement was not applied to the regular ZEITWERK at that time because it involved movement changes. Now, the second generation of ZEITWERK has completely solved this problem on the regular model, and there is no “pre-tilt”.
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK generation, the second problem, appeared in the power. The power of the first generation ZEITWERK is relatively short, only 36 hours. 36 hours was acceptable in 2009, but it is relatively short today. The power of the first generation of ZEITWERK is short, on the one hand because of the single mainspring; on the other hand, A. Lange & Söhne only intercepted the middle output of the mainspring torque for the sake of power stability, and cut the beginning and end of the mainspring. Stopped. The “Maltese cross wheel” on the barrel of the first generation is used to stop the power (the two polygonal gears on the barrel). Therefore, only 36 hours of power.
In 2019, A. Lange & Söhne replica watches improved the ZEITWERK movement, using a double mainspring, with two barrels connected in series and stacked one above the other. In the upper and lower mainsprings, there is a mainspring with the same length as the first generation movement, but the width of the mainspring is reduced, the power is X 2, and it has 72 hours of power. At the same time, the thickness is controlled, and the “Maltese cross” on the first generation is also cancelled. wheel”. Now, the second generation of owl is also powered by 72 hours. The case is 0.4 mm thinner than the first generation.
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK second generation, where is the fine-tuning?
The second generation of A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK, at a glance, looks the same as the old ZEITWERK generation. The fine-tuning of details mainly includes the following points:
The first is the power reserve display at 12 o’clock. The power display of the second generation of ZEITWERK made the last two grids red. The previous generation was all white.
The second is the small seconds dial at 6 o’clock. The small seconds dial of the second generation of ZEITWERK has increased in size. The size of the second-generation small second dial is significantly larger than that of the first generation.
Third, a one-hour quick adjustment button has been added. The second-generation ZEITWERK has an extra button at 4 o’clock on the case. Clicking on the hour window will jump a word. On the one hand, it is convenient to adjust the time, and on the other hand, it is also a time zone function. When going abroad or crossing time zones, you can directly adjust the hour.
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK, why are they so good?
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK, the reason why it shocked the watch world as soon as it was launched, and every time a new one is released, it can attract great attention is because of its “jumping” time display. Although the “jumping characters” display the time, IWC, Chopard and other famous watch brands have them, but the “jumping characters” of A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK are the most complicated and delicate.
ZEITWERK uses A. Lange & Söhne replica watches L043 series “jumping” movement (second generation ZEITWERK, movement model L043.6). The core of the L043 series movement is a constant force device, which is used to control 3 jumping dials (hour dial, minute ten-digit dial, and minute one-digit dial) to realize jumping characters. The constant force spring in the constant force device is tightened/released once per minute, and the jump dial is released through the Y-shaped lever to jump to the next number.
The force released by the constant force spring is enough to drive 3 jumping dials to jump together. But only when the hour is on the hour, the three jumping dials will jump together. Usually, when only one jumping dial is needed to jump characters, the force released by the constant force spring is too large, what should I do? The most subtle thing is here, Lange specially designed a “blade turbine” to release excess power. When the character is skipped, the “blade turbine” also rotates, releasing excess power through the air resistance of the blades. This is unique among famous best fake watches.
It is precisely because of this constant force device that ZEITWERK’s word-jumping mechanism is very compact and takes up very little space. The entire A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK (second generation) has a case size of 41.9 mm and a thickness of only 12.2 mm. On the other hand, the IWC Poweber has a size of 45 mm for the same jumping type watch. One of the reasons is that the structure of the IWC’s jumping type mechanism is relatively simple and scattered, and it is not as compact as A. Lange & Söhne.