Prestigious German watch manufacture A. Lange & Söhne unveils A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater watch replica, the first Lange watch with a decimal minute repeater.
In the exalted category of chiming wristwatches, the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER is a technical sensation: articulately designed, it combines a mechanical jumping numerals display with a decimal minute repeater for the first time.
The dial time is sounded with a low-pitched tone for each elapsed hour, a double tone for each elapsed ten-minute period, and a high pitched tone for each elapsed minute.
In place of the conventional slide, the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER features an elaborate pusher system for activating the striking mechanism. To maximise the quality of the sound, the engineers calibrated the movement with the case down to the smallest detail. The tuning process requires acute hearing and is performed manually to achieve harmony and reverberation of each gong separately and to assure perfect sonority in unison.
When they developed the strike work for the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, the engineers were able to harness the basic principle of the jumping numerals mechanism. The time is displayed with an hour ring and two minute discs instead of with hands. Three snails connected with these mechanical display elements separately sample the number of hours, ten-minute intervals, and minutes to be acoustically indicated.
The Swiss-made fake A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER is the first A. Lange & Söhne model with a striking mechanism that sounds the hours, ten-minute intervals, and minutes. The acoustic sequence precisely reproduces the digitally displayed time whenever the striking mechanism is triggered with a pusher.
Lange’s ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER is the second model of the ZEITWERK family to be endowed with an acoustic time indication. With its unusual design, it represents a further milestone in steel A. Lange & Söhne copy watch‘s impressive repertoire of innovative timepiece concepts.