A. Lange & Söhne’s newest masterpiece, the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater Honeygold is an exemplary timepiece crafted from the exclusive honey gold—a harmonious blend of technical prowess, acoustic precision, and aesthetic appeal. But the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater is no ordinary wristwatch. As the only mechanical wristwatch combining a jumping numerals display with a decimal minute repeater, it plays the symphony of time at your beck and call. Imagine listening to time with audible indications of hours, ten-minute intervals, and minutes in a coherent and sequential manner. The experience is akin to observing an intricate dance where the auditory and visual senses are synchronized.
The watch’s legacy traces back to the 2015 launch of the platinum Zeitwerk Minute Repeater, which offered a novel take on the classic complication. It doesn’t merely display the time; it vocalizes it in a uniquely structured format. The low, double, and high-pitched tones correspond perfectly to the hours, ten-minute intervals, and minutes displayed. This intuitive system ensures a delightful coherence between what you see and what you hear. A significant aspect of the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater Honeygold’s charm is the case material itself. The honey gold alloy lends the watch a distinctive acoustic signature.
Anthony de Haas, Director Product Development at A. Lange & Söhne, and a passionate drummer, explains: “Every minute repeater has its own, one-of-a-kind sound. Apart from the gongs and gong hammers, the case material has the greatest impact on the sound. Similar to a musical instrument, different tone colours and sound impressions are created, depending on the material used. That is also the case with our novelty in honey gold. It sounds different to all other materials—truly distinctive.”
Tino Bobe, Director Manufacture, emphasizes that from the gongs to the gong hammers, every component is meticulously fine-tuned to produce the desired sonority. The Zeitwerk Minute Repeater Honeygold has a striking mechanism, powered by the twin mainspring barrel, which eliminates the need for the traditional slide. Several safety mechanisms are in place to ensure the flawless functioning of this complex symphony, like the prevention of repeater activation if the power reserve is below twelve hours.
The integration of a constant-force escapement ensures the watch delivers a consistent amount of force, providing rate stability. This mechanism, combined with the instantaneous advance of the numerals discs, elevates the Zeitwerk family’s unique offering. While it traces its lineage to the 2015 platinum model and the 2020 limited white gold edition, this version is distinct with its honey gold allure and a dark-brown, hand-stitched leather strap. Limited to just 30 pieces, this 18-carat honey gold marvel is exclusively available at select A. Lange & Söhne boutiques.