A. Lange & Shne
The leading Saxon watch house has plenty to celebrate this year, because it’s two centuries since founder FA Lange was born and 170 years since he established his first factory. To mark these milestones, A. Lange & Shne has opened a new manufacturing facility and (of course) made an extra-special watch in the form of the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater, the first to feature a “decimal” minute-repeating mechanism, which sounds the time exactly as it is shown on the jumping numerals display. It costs more than £300,000.
Watch of the collection
Rather more affordable, but still exquisitely crafted, is the new Lange 1. The brand’s signature watch gets its first significant upgrade since its introduction back in 1994 with a new hand-wound movement, a slightly narrower bezel and a jumping large date display, which advances on the stroke of midnight.
From £21,000. alange-soehne.com
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