Why The A Lange & Söhne Tourbillon is Historically Important

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Why The A Lange & Söhne Tourbillon is Historically Important

Postby Racer-X » April 8th 2017, 10:34pm

by Elizabeth Doerr "Why The A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite Is One Of The Most Historically Important Modern Wristwatches

A. Lange & Söhne’s rebirth in 1990 coincided squarely with the watch world’s so-called mechanical renaissance, an era that brought traditional wristwatches into a golden age of high mechanical complications.

One of the complicated elements that experienced an incredible uptick in production as a result of the mechanical renaissance is the tourbillon, which now enjoys a popularity the likes of which was never possible in previous years of luxury watchmaking.

And then there was the Tourbillon Pour le Mérite. In 1994, such a complicated wristwatch was a true rarity.

And not only did the Tourbillon Pour le Mérite feature a tourbillon, but its tourbillon and escapement were fed with constant force thanks to a mechanism that had not been seen in a new watch for nearly a century: the chain and fusée, which was an integral part of all portable timepieces dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries."

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