Richard Lange Minute Repeater
The joy of A. Lange & Söhne is that production is so small (in the low thousands per year), they are still something of an insider’s choice. The build quality in the hand is obvious, and the finishing is unparalleled. Looking for the definition of Lange wrapped up in a single watch? You may well have found it here. The all-new Richard Lange Minute Repeater is everything one would expect from Lange, including that most slippery of concepts that might be summed up in the phrase ‘stealth wealth’.
On the dial side, it gives nothing away. Just the wildly elegant, restrained, elongated Roman numerals, three-part enamel finish, and running seconds at six o’clock. The giveaway? The minute repeater slide on the left flank of the 39mm platinum case. Let’s not forget that A. Lange & Söhne has a tradition that dates to the era of pocket-watches in the late 19th century. In 2013, the grand complication ushered in an exciting comeback for the minute repeater in combination with a multitude of fascinating functions, such as the rattrapante chronograph and the perpetual calendar. Later we saw the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater and Richard Lange Minute Repeater, which squarely put the focus on the chiming mechanism as a singular complication.