A. Lange opened its second boutique in the Dubai Mall on September 26, 2012. The opening was marked with a special limited edition Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst watch.
A. Lange & S?hne boutique is the largest Saxon watch brand to open in the Dubai Mall. The boutique has over a 2000 square feet sales floor where distinguished guests celebrated the opening with an introduction of the new limited edition Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst watch which is only available at A Lange & S?hne seven boutiques worldwide: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dresden, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong.
The Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst watch is a special limited edition of 30 available pieces. Guest in attendance were privileged to observe how an engraver from the Manufaktur exhibit how the balance and escape wheel cocks are hand-decorated on each of the 30 pieces of the limited edition timepieces. The watch is notable for its masterful watch case, dial and ornate movement exemplary of A. Lange & S?hne meticulous craftsmanship and watch making excellence.
The Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst is also the first mechanical watch featuring a constant-force escapement to achieve a precisely jumping numerals display. Its Handwerkskunst designation has allowed the timepiece to propel to a new level with its a Glashütte lever escapement stand for the artisanal and horological proficiency of the Saxon manufactory.
Lange Zeitwerk features a round 41.9 mm platinum case and dial in black-rhodiumed white gold is endowed with an elaborate tremblage engraving.
The engraver manually guides a specially crafted lining burin across the surface in a precise choreographed multi-directional movement. This produced its intricate granular texture. A formidable challenge for the engravers: The curved A. Lange & Söhne logo and the filigreed lettering of the power-reserve indicator remain standing in sharply contoured relief. Decorated with linear graining, the time bridge in rhodiumed German silver contrasts with the dark dial. Used traditionally at Lange for frame elements such as bridges and cocks, German silver identifies it as part of the movement ensemble. Skillfully integrated in the dial, the time bridge embraces all time indications: the large white numerals of the hour and minute displays as well as the grey seconds dial in solid silver. The interaction of precious metals culminates with the platinum case. The A. Lange & Söhne signature, the case number and the edition serial number on the caseback are hand-engraved as well.
Again this incredible Lange Zeitwerk timepiece is limited to 30 pieces and is exclusively available through A. Lange & Söhne’s seven boutiques worldwide.