A. Lange & Söhne fake watches is a very precise German mechanical watch brand, whose main characteristics are unparalleled superb technology and high level of perfect craftsmanship. This is a rare non-Swiss luxury watch brand. It is an authentic eastern German product. It once disappeared due to the autocratic rule of the former East Germany, but it has regained its youth after the reunification of the two Germanys. A. Lange & Söhne insists on only making mechanical precious metal fake watches, making its quality and price high.
ZEITWERK, is the most representative complex watch of A. Lange & Söhne. Not long ago, Lange launched the new ZEITWERK, the second generation ZEITWERK. The second generation of ZEITWERK has completely solved the problems of the first generation, and fine-tuned the appearance, reaching the “most perfect state” in the history of the ZEITWERK series. Without further ado, let’s start reading.
The second generation of A. 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 best replica watches, and became one of the most famous complex fake watches of A. Lange & Söhne, consolidating A. Lange & Söhne top status.
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK generation, the first question is on “jumping characters”. The “jumping characters” display time is very powerful, but at the level of A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK, the details are the best. At that time, some watch fans discovered that for the ZEITWERK generation, 5 to 10 seconds before the “jump” 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 Only at the moment of pointing will the word “jump”.
Can the advance tilt before “jumping characters” be eliminated?
According to A. Lange & Söhne, yes. In 2017, A. Lange & Söhne solved this “pre-tilt” problem at ZEITWERK. However, A. Lange & Söhne did not apply this improvement to the regular ZEITWERK at the time because it involved a change in the movement. Now, the second generation of ZEITWERK has completely solved this problem on the regular model, and there is no “pre-tilt”.
The second problem with the A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK generation is 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 first barrel is used to stop the power (the two polygonal gears on the barrel). Therefore, only 36 hours of power.
Can the problem of short power be solved? According to A. Lange & Söhne, yes. In 2019, A. Lange & Söhne improved the ZEITWERK movement, using a double mainspring, with two barrels connected in series and stacked one above the other.
Among the upper and lower mainsprings, each has a mainspring with the same length as the first-generation movement. But A. Lange & Söhne reduced the width of the mainspring, doubled the power, and the power was 72 hours. Simultaneously controls thickness, “Maltese cross”. Now, the second generation of ZEITWERK also has 72 hours of power. The case is 0.4 mm thinner than the first generation.
A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK 2nd generation, where is the fine-tuning?
A. Lange & Söhne’s new ZEITWERK 2nd generation looks no different from the old ZEITWERK 1st generation. The details of the fine-tuning mainly include the following:
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 the A. Lange & Söhne L043 series “jumping numeral” movement (second generation A. Lange & Söhne, movement model L043.6). The core of the L043 series movement is the constant force device, and A. Lange & Söhne uses it to control the three jumping dials (hour dial, minute ten dial, minute one 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 a watch only needs a jump dial to realize jumping characters, the force released by the constant force spring is too large, what should I do? The most subtle thing is here, A. Lange & Söhne specially designed a “vane 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 character-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 jumping type mechanism of IWC is relatively simple and scattered, and it is not as compact as A. Lange & Söhne.
The second generation of A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK currently includes two versions of rose gold and platinum shells. A. Lange & Söhne has not disclosed the price and needs to be contacted by phone.
Once a watch fan, when sharing ZEITWERK, said something that impressed me deeply. He said: You can’t wear a BMW on your hand, but you can wear an A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK. ZEITWERK is not only the “essential work” of A. Lange & Söhne, but also the “essential work” of the entire German industry.
The reborn A. Lange & Söhne has established a very high new standard for the top watchmaking field. Its interpretation of “perfect craftsmanship” has forced many Swiss manufacturers to respond to it in their products: A. Lange & Söhne Only manufacture mechanical fake watches, only use self-made movements, and different watch series must use different basic movements. Since its comeback in the 1990s, A. Lange & Söhne has developed 43 self-made movements for its Outstanding works provide endless motivation.
All the parts of A. Lange & Söhne fake watches must be carefully polished by hand before they are completed. Every watchmaker needs at least 3 to 7 years of study before he can really start to participate in watchmaking. Usually the production time of each watch is at least 6 months, and it often takes 8 to 10 months to complete. Therefore, the output of A. Lange & Söhne is very limited, about 5,000 pieces per year, and each watch is the crystallization of unparalleled superb technology and high-level perfect handwork.