The Spirit of the German Compass: Lange Watch
The top of the pyramid watch? I believe that most people will answer is made in Switzerland, but in fact, in Dresden, Germany Glashütte (Glashütte) town, there are two in the world table altar has a heavyweight status of the brand, Lange (A. LANGE & SHNE) and another brand named after the town Glashütte (Glashütte Original), especially the legendary history of Lange.
German watch as Mercedes-Benz cars, Leica camera as charming, and the top Lange table price is definitely not much cheaper than the Mercedes-Benz S-class. If you ask the German table and the Swiss table What is the difference, Lange is not the same as Patek Philippe with gorgeous workmanship and customization of a limited edition to wait ten years to enhance the value. German craftsmen with its extraordinary practice of ordinary people to imagine, to create the world may be the most sophisticated mechanical watch. German table is not only a sophisticated and durable movement to win people respect, but also in its mechanical innovation and famous. Not only the precision tourbillon, and Lange’s sesame chain drive system and 31 days of power reserve is already incredible.
Last year in the town of Glashütte Lange watch factory tour, left the watch factory imitation Cartier love bracelet was attracted by a pot of plants. The pots of soil are stuck in a scale of “test tube”, the original they give water to the water is poured into the “test tube” inside, so that each time can accurately calculate the amount of water required. The Germans are strict enough to make you feel unable to understand, when I put forward to wear on the wrist on the table to take pictures, Langer responsible person refused me, he said: “sample is to try the guests, and inevitable Will be on the case to leave a fine scratches, if you need to take pictures, we can give you a new table.
(Limited to 50) and rose gold (limited to 200), the strap for the hand-sewn crocodile skin only with the most complex device table will be dubbed “pour le. Mérite “name, which is also Lange Since tourbillon tourbillon and launched in 2005 after the tourbograph, the third paragraph was dubbed” pour le mérite “name of the watch, because this station richard lange pour le mérite equipment Chad – Lange developed sesame chain drive system. Last year at the Lange watch factory tour, the watch factory is the most proud of is to introduce us to the production process of sesame chain, the chain a bit like a bicycle chain, but it is even more than the “sesame seeds” but also small , Is simply amazing. Sesame chain is the old pocket watch technology, the purpose is to use the lever principle, in the winding tightening and relaxation can maintain a constant torque output, so accurate travel time, but the sesame chain from the “large” pocket watch To the small watch, Lange is the first one.
Pour le Mérite uses the Lange L044.1 movement, which consists of 279 components, providing 36 hours of kinetic energy reserves. Diameter 40.5mm large case so that this Observatory table to obtain the most clear visual effects, blue steel pointer is a special steel heated to a certain temperature, the display of the beautiful colors, another German brand Glashütte also preferred Blue steel. The same production or sapphire crystal under the white enamel dial, the same is spent 30 a lot of hours, plus 800 degrees from the high temperature cast.
LANGE ZEITWERK: Mechanical watch for jumping time display
L043.1 movement, platinum case, table mirror for the sapphire crystal glass, time bridge constitutes a hour, minute and small seconds of the frame, the shape of the wings across the dial (limited to 200)
High-end traditional mechanical watches are usually produced with excellent movement and luxury appearance to enhance the grade, but usually in the dial design bias conservative, after all, bold innovation is to take a great risk. But if you see this Lange new LANGEZEITWERK, you can not believe it is from the rigorous German mechanical watch Lange, can be said to be revolutionary design – almost all mechanical watches are used to display the time , Only those electronic watches will be used to jump the type of liquid crystal display, but LANGE ZEITWERK revolution is the use of jump time display.
ZEITWERK from L043.1 movement, the newly developed jump word hour and minute device is still based on the Lange principle for the design basis, by a combination of two minutes and a large hour ring, and constant power escapement system every Minutes once, and accurately produce the necessary switching ripple. To solve such a large jump word display, you must solve two problems: First, for the three digital disk at the same time to provide the required amount of power; Second, how to precisely control the power, because such a large digital disk to start And inertia when stopped will affect accuracy.
Folk is the largest market for second-hand watches, and antique tables such as the identification of second-hand table is also civil. Where there is a market, where there is a demand, where the birth of experts. If you are determined to start the second table, especially the antique table, a floating in the table for many years the old table fans are necessary, no, In all fairness, watch three hundred years, one by one to list the identification of the plan, it is difficult!
Antique table is the most important category in the second table, as to what is the “antique table”? Although the commonly mentioned “antiques” word to the history of the scale, but because the history of watches is still short, For generations, as long as it is no longer continue to produce watches, can be described as “antique table”.
Written expert energy is limited, even the case, the movement of the mark, so far have not seen a comprehensive identification of books. In any case, the accumulation of knowledge is needed, pay tuition is also necessary. Read a Taiwanese second-hand watch, you know to become an expert, the tuition will be ruthless.
As for the movement of identification, compared with the identification of the dial is not so intuitive, and need to have a certain degree of expertise, and even have experience in maintenance can be competent. Different models and grades of movement, there is always a basic movement, which caused the Replica Cartier jewelry movement of the parts may be interchangeable. Especially like Omega Omega, Longines Longines this is widely owned brand. I remember ten years ago began to cover antique table, on a lot of assembled in the table move. For example, the usual Cal.564 movement plywood to replace the Observatory’s Cal.564 movement and other practices, the novice does not seem much difference, the movement is also considered normal, but the veteran can be based on the splint on the inscriptions and color to determine.
Many years ago on some of the table friends on whether to open the cover, whether the maintenance history and other issues is very disdain, but soon to understand the “90% of the table is a repair of the” point of view is indeed insightful. Second-hand table, in particular, some of the relatively small output of the antique table, the movement of a special structure, rare parts, learning is not fine small, if the maintenance master is just holding a mechanical attitude, Once on a Patek Philippe Cal.27-460M antique movement of the calendar conversion action have doubts, sent to the same table is the maintenance of the master where the inspection, the results found before the repair master of the calendar disk pawl position installed wrong, But also easily twist a few screws. So the original degree of movement for the antique table to maintain a serious attitude. Of course, in order to ensure the normal operation of the movement and replaced with the parts, you can be another matter, because the artificial heart is better than to see the death of a good friend.
Movement of the identification is often not in the hands of the official, because of technical reasons, or because of the lack of information files, resulting in the difficulty and depth of movement identification. Today you can according to the hands of the PP movement and the case number, e-mail to the PP Patek Philippe headquarters, spend 100 Swiss francs, you can make a note of the factory and the date of sale, but for the movement and dial original degree No Mentioned “Certificate”.
Case of the renovation is not much technical content, and pure hand. I personally see the second-hand table to see a “old master”, wearing an eyepiece, hand grasping gold sandpaper, a gold watch on the bottom cover for processing. I saw him a few times with sandpaper, look a moment, and then pull a few times. Put a slightly scars of the bottom of the floor was stunned into a very rounded shape, less gold does not matter, terrible is the corners of the loss, the value of the table will be greatly reduced.
Know a table friends, each off-site “study” two watch market, will collect the watch advertising paper, whether it is a single picture or newspaper and magazine advertising. Over time, not only can be bound into a book, and become the basis for identification of goods. It is admiration of the table friends of the vision and perseverance, if the antique table of goods with a little doubt, as long as the corresponding “advertising paper”, high legislation. In fact, for an antique table, there are traces of normal wear or maintenance left when the small www.ourlovestore.com scratches, as long as the original degree of maintenance, the total acceptable. In order to meet some of the appearance of the request, drastic, ruthless examples of endless. Accidentally, this type of table really became “hands”, it is difficult to have the next hand to undertake.
As for the buckle and other watch accessories, it is not so stress, and one itself does not affect the performance of the watch, and secondly, the value is not high But for the pursuit of integrity of the table friends, with the original buckle of the watch, the value to see a little higher. And as most of the antique table, in the year is the head and buckle separately sold, and today’s original deduction buckle is not enough to be surprising. As for the box, the certificate (known as “born paper”) is made, it is a matter of opinion, because this kind of thing after the allocation is not difficult, unless you like the antique Omega “constellation” silver box this special packaging has pursue.
The Spirit of the German Compass: Lange Watch
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