New Percussion Variant At Zeitwerk
The timer of A. Lange & Söhne with their mechanical digital time display is a new face since 2009, the time display of the Glashütte manufactory. For constructive reasons, jumping time displays require more force than a pointer indication.
In order to cope with the suddenly occurring energy demand when switching the time displays, especially at the full hour, energy is withdrawn and temporarily stored via a so-called after-voltage station. From a technical point of view, therefore, there are good conditions for an additional percussion, which also signals the time acoustically. Thus already realized in the models Zeitwerk Striking Time and Zeitwerk minute repeater.The third variant, which the brand has presented at the SIHH 2017, now signals the full hour with a low tone and every ten minutes with a higher sounding signal. The beater can be switched off. If the push button is pressed at four o’clock, the hammers are deflected away from the sound springs. The same happens when one pulls the crown to set the clock.
Update – so the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal Strike looks at the wrist:
The manual hoist caliber L043.7 is clocked with 18,000 half oscillations per hour and has a maximum gait of 36 hours. The housing of the limited timepiece Decimal Strike has a diameter of 44.2 millimeters and consists of honey gold. The hands and the buckle clasp on the alligator leather strap also consist of this material exclusively used by A. Lange & Söhne. The watch is limited to 100 copies and costs 120,000 euros.