Easily one of the finest time-only watch ever created, the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange ‘Pour le Mérite’ now comes in a white gold case with a contrasting black dial along with matching hands and white Roman numeral markers. It comes as the latest version of the watch succeeding two previous versions. One is a limited edition of 50, with a platinum case and another, in a limited edition of 200 with a pink gold case. Both prior models came with white enamel dials instead.
The fusée-and-chain system provides constant force.Whenever the Pour le Mérite designation appears on the name of the watch, Lange would include a horological wonder into the movement of the watch. In this, like all others bearing the name so far, the wonder comes in the form of an excruciatingly decorated movement put into motion by a fusée-and-chain system that promises constant force. The result is improved accuracy.
Full specifications are as such:
- Movement: Caliber L044.1, manual winding with hours, minutes and small seconds along with fusée-and-chain transmission system with a power reserve of 36 hours.
- Case: 40.5mm white gold.
- Dial: Black.
- Crystal: Sapphire front and back.
- Water resistance: 30m.
- Strap: Black alligator leather strap with white gold buckle.