A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk 140.029

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  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: 140.029
  • Movement: Manual Wind
  • Strap Length: Adjustable
  • Scope: Watch Only
  • Year: C.2018
  • Case Width: 42mm
  • Listing ID: SD024245
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Model
140.029
Year
C.2018
Scope Watch Only
Movement Manual Wind
Case Width 42mm
Strap Length
Adjustable
Listing ID
SD024245
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This Zeitwerk is in excellent/near-mint condition, with only handling marks on the case. There is no guarantee for water resistance on this watch.

The Zeitwerk is perhaps Lange's most unique complication, featuring a 'digital' display (showing the time with numbers , rather than having a hand to point to them). At its release in 2009, it was a controversial watch, upending a decade's worth of 'brand DNA' and transforming how the German brand was perceived by the market. Like many other Lange designs, it drew inspiration from the 5 Minute Clock in the Semper Opera House in Dresden.

While it looks deceptively simple, the watch is powered by a movement that is nothing short of extraordinary. While ordinary watch hands require a stead flow of power, the digital display requires the power to be released in very short, precise bursts to advance the hour and minute wheels. As a result, a 'remontoire' system is used to collect power and release it at regular intervals.

A. LANGE & SÖHNE

From the ashes of the Cold War, A. Lange & Söhne's relaunch in 1994 reintroduced the world to both the brand and the concept of fine German watchmaking. When its first four watches debuted, they formed the crest of a resurgent wave of high-end watchmaking. This period marked the high tide of the watchmaking renaissance that began in the late 1970s as a response to the Quartz Crisis. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lange has since gone from strength to strength, building up a highly-focused range of watches that show off its signature complications and Teutonic aesthetics.

While other brands look to their own history for inspiration, Lange takes a broader view. The brand prides itself in being a thought leader, being one of the first manufactures to produce an in-house manually wound chronograph from scratch a full decade before Patek Philippe. At the same time, Lange also draws design cues from its surroundings, with the most famous example being the 'outsized date' window being inspired by the Five-Minute Clock at the Semper Opera House in Dresden.

This unique combination gives Lange a unique position. While the brand is part of a large luxury group and produces more watches than the highly-revered independent watchmakers, Lange collectors are arguably more passionate than their contemporaries who focus on other brands. The brand's positioning as a challenger while adhering to traditional watchmaking created an alluring combination that managed to excite even the most cynical of collectors, and continues to do so over 25 years after its revival.

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This Zeitwerk is in excellent/near-mint condition, with only handling marks on the case. There is no guarantee for water resistance on this watch.

The Zeitwerk is perhaps Lange's most unique complication, featuring a "digital" display (showing the time with numbers , rather than having a hand to point to them). At its release in 2009, it was a controversial watch, upending a decade's worth of "brand DNA" and transforming how the German brand was perceived by the market. Like many other Lange designs, it drew inspiration from the 5 Minute Clock in the Semper Opera House in Dresden.

While it looks deceptively simple, the watch is powered by a movement that is nothing short of extraordinary. While ordinary watch hands require a stead flow of power, the digital display requires the power to be released in very short, precise bursts to advance the hour and minute wheels. As a result, a "remontoire" system is used to collect power and release it at regular intervals.

A. LANGE & SÖHNE

From the ashes of the Cold War, A. Lange & Söhne's relaunch in 1994 reintroduced the world to both the brand and the concept of fine German watchmaking. When its first four watches debuted, they formed the crest of a resurgent wave of high-end watchmaking. This period marked the high tide of the watchmaking renaissance that began in the late 1970s as a response to the Quartz Crisis. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lange has since gone from strength to strength, building up a highly-focused range of watches that show off its signature complications and Teutonic aesthetics.

While other brands look to their own history for inspiration, Lange takes a broader view. The brand prides itself in being a thought leader, being one of the first manufactures to produce an in-house manually wound chronograph from scratch a full decade before Patek Philippe. At the same time, Lange also draws design cues from its surroundings, with the most famous example being the "outsized date" window being inspired by the Five-Minute Clock at the Semper Opera House in Dresden.

This unique combination gives Lange a unique position. While the brand is part of a large luxury group and produces more watches than the highly-revered independent watchmakers, Lange collectors are arguably more passionate than their contemporaries who focus on other brands. The brand's positioning as a challenger while adhering to traditional watchmaking created an alluring combination that managed to excite even the most cynical of collectors, and continues to do so over 25 years after its revival.
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