This year’s SIHH saw A. Lange & Sohne copy watch release a slew of interesting replica timepieces. Amongst them the beautiful Saxonia Moonphase, the Lange 1 Moonphase Lumen. But for us, the most interesting piece is the technical tour de force which is the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds replica watch. This is classical Lange. Technical watchmaking at its best. Executed with a twist.
The dial on the Best Fake A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds watch is plain. Some complain. It does not communicate any emotions. Say others. But we say to them: Infidels! A technical watch like the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds replica watch deserve a dial which is clear, legible. A dial which is more akin to a technical instrument than just the frivolous ornate face of the watch.
As is traditional for Lange, the dial on the A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds replica watch is massive silver. This style of regulator dial is not new to Lange. The first to bear a regulator dial with three intersecting circles is the Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Merite. That watch, announced in 2011 had a one minute tourbillon and a constant force escapement provided by the fusee-and-chain transmission characteristic of the Pour le Merite series. The inspiration behind the dial layout was the Seyffert Regulator Pocket Watch which Tony de Haas and Tino Bobe, the Technical Directors of Lange found in the firm’s collection.
In 2014, Lange released the Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terra Luna replica watch. Another technical tour de force watch which also had the same regulator styled dial. This time, they added a perpetual calendar, and as it was not part of the Pour le Merite replica watch family, it did not have a fusee-and-chain transmission system, but here Lange used a remontoir to provide constant force to the escapement.
In both, the dials were traditional regulator style. The pride of place with the largest dial real estate of the A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds replica watch is given to the minute sub dial, with the hour sub dial on the lower right, and a seconds sub dial on the lower left. On the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds replica watch, the similar dial arrangement is seen, but the largest sub dial is now the seconds hand, with the hour sub dial still at lower right, and the minute sub dial on lower left. This is to provide center stage to showcase the namesake of the watch. A precisely jumping seconds hand.
The hands, and indicators on the A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds replica watch as described is clean, clear, legible. The case is typical Lange. The case we photographed in the SIHH booth is Swiss made, and bears the Swiss Assay mark of the St. Bernard’s head. And a maker’s mark “FT” is also present, along with markings confirming that the case is in 950 Platinum. The case is teutonic in design and feel.