A. Lange & Sohn Richard Lange watches are steeped in history. Two core values that craftsmen and designers made the focus on each timepiece from the collection are legibility and accuracy. The models are also incredibly robust having been manufactured from a selection of premium materials that not only look good on the wrist but ensure that they stand the test of time. Richard Lange watches are also great for wearing to special celebratory occasions. With cases crafted from gold or platinum and a dial style that looks sophisticated no matter what the event, these timepieces are certainly a versatile timekeeping tool to add to any growing collection of luxury wristwatches.
Every Richard Lange watch is crafted from start to finish in the company’s manufacturing house in Glashutte. A. Lange & Sohne’s team of expert designers and talented craftsmen ensure that the very last details and fine finishes are carried out to a standard of excellence in the development of each timepiece. Richard Lange was appointed director of the manufactory and advanced precision watchmaking in 1868. The watches are renowned for their superior rate accuracy and their eminent legibility. By carrying on the tradition of scientific observation watches, Richard Lange timepieces are defined as observation watches. Their silver dials featuring slender Roman numeral indexes ate a typical look for a scientific observation watch during Richard Lange’s epoch. Their rugged aesthetics make for indispensable tools for assisting with everyday tasks too. These timepieces were used by researchers, explorers and academics from the 18th and 19th century and pay tribute to the pioneer of timekeeping.
Richard Lange watches from A. Lange & Sohne owe their precision to an intricate component belonging to the movement - the balance spring. Developed and manufactured in-house it performs at a rate of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour. Gaze across the dial and you will see that the blued steel sweep seconds hand provides a beautiful contrast against various different coloured backdrops. The watch can be set to one second accuracy by pulling out the crown. Just as A. Lange & Sohne like to do with most of their watches, the engine that powers a Richard Lange watch is displayed behind a sapphire crystal exhibition glass. The caseback opens up to reveal many of the movement’s 199 individual parts, which come together to work in perfect synergy with one another. The movement provides an impressive 38 hour power reserve, enabling the wearer to take the watch off and come back to it safe in the knowledge that no time has been lost. If you would like more information on any of the Richard Lange watches we feature amongst our exclusive A. Lange & Sohne collection here at Owen & Robinson, please speak with a member of our friendly sales team today, who will be more than happy to help you find your perfect Richard Lange watch today.