The automatic watch from A. Lange & Söhne
In 1990, Walter Lange overcame several obstacles and revived his great-grandfather's iconic company. The watch manufactory had undergone a hiatus after it was mercilessly revolutionised by the German Democratic Republic Government following the Second World War. When the GDR was dissolved in 1990, Walter Lange, at the age of 64, did not waste any time in reviving his great-grandfather’s long lost company. Today, A. Lange & Söhne sits atop the fine watchmaking industry thanks to the unyielding ambitions of Walter Lange.
In 1997, the Langematik was launched as the first automatic timepiece from A. Lange & Söhne. The freshly developed Lange manufacture calibre L921.2 gained the enthusiasm of connoisseurs thanks to its stop-seconds and zero-reset mechanisms. The stop-seconds mechanism stops the balance when the crown of the watch is pulled out. Therefore, the time can be set to the precise second. The reset-zero mechanism allows the wearer of the watch to pull the crown, which drives the seconds hand back to zero. As a result, the wearer of the watch can set the watch to the exact time that is accurate to the second.
The case of the Langematik is presented in yellow gold, white gold, or platinum, all of which perfectly harmonize the champagne-coloured or black rhodium dial. The back of the timepiece is made of a sapphire crystal, allowing for the viewing of the precise automatic movement. The dial of the watch is fitted with gold roman numerals, which perfectly underline the noble characteristic of the timepiece.