A. Lange & Söhne has revealed a new trio of museum-grade timepieces that show us why they're at the very top of fine watchmaking. What's bound to be the most talked-about piece in the lineup is the Cabaret Tourbillion Handwerkskunst, a special edition o the world's first mechanical watch with a stop seconds for the tourbillon. Limited to 30 pieces, the original model made history with the ability to instantly stop and restart the balance inside the rotating cage.
The watch features a three-part dial made from solid white gold, an inner area that surrounds the outsize date with a manually engraved lozenge pattern, and matching lozenge-shaped hour markers in gold. The dial also features semi-transparent enamel layer, small seconds and power-reserve registers, and a platinum rectangular case. Powering the watch is ALS's manually-wound L042.1, which has a twin mainspring barrel that helps produce a power reserve of 120 hours.
The second watch is a limited anniversary edition of the Langematik Perpetual ($91,800), which is finished with a blue dial and 38.5mm case options in white or pink gold. The watch features a perpetual calendar with date/day/month indication, moonphase, leap year, and a day/night indicator. The watch is powered by Lange's L922.1 SAX-0-MAT, an automatic 478-component movement with a 46-hour power reserve when fully wound.
Last but not least is the 40mm Saxonia Thin ($27,100), which now comes in a pink gold case with a solid-silver dial coated with blue gold flux and tiny copper-colored particles that emulate the night sky. Limited to 50 units, the watch is powered by Lange's manually-wound L093.1 movement, which has a power reserve of 72 hours when fully wound.