A. Lange & Söhne has unveiled one of its most complicated timepieces yet. The ZEITWERK HONEYGOLD “Lumen” was presented in Dubai on 24th October 2021.
Front view of the ZEITWERK HONEYGOLD “Lumen“, reference 142.055.
This date is a significant date for the brand since it marks the day the watchmaker re-started in 1994 and as a result, becomes a date each year that the brand chooses to mark with a key launch.
The ZEITWERK HONEYGOLD “Lumen” is the latest edition to the brand’s ZEITWERK family which offers the most revolutionary technology and design concepts.
Developed exclusively for A. Lange & Söhne, this new version introduces Lange’s proprietary honey gold, a material which is reserved for only the most special timepieces, and the designation “Lumen” refers to the specially developed, semi-transparent dial that makes the luminous jumping numerals display fully visible.
A limited-edition of just 200 pieces this timepiece is a first for the brand as its power reserve has now been doubled 72 hours.
The pusher at 4 o’clock is new. It allows the hour indication to be switched separately, which in turn makes it simpler to set the time. The switching impulse is generated when it is released. The advantage is that switching is always uniformly executed, regardless of how gently or vigorously the pusher is actuated.
The pioneering technical concept is paired with an equally innovative design. One of its most prominent elements is the curved time bridge that dominates the dial. It is part of the movement and forms an elegant frame for all time indications. In the ZEITWERK HONEYGOLD “Lumen“, it consists of black rhodiumed German silver and thus integrates well with the dark sapphire-crystal dial.
Find out more about the new timepiece in the November issue of A&E