A. Lange & Sohne’s Richard Lange Jumping Seconds first has been a living legend ever since its 2016 debut. At this year’s SIHH, the brand unleashed the newest incarnation. Featuring a 39mm case of white gold, the watch puts hands of white gold and rhodiumed steel over a black dial of solid silver, and comes powered by all sorts of mechanical brilliance. The striking dial layout has origins going all the way back to a pocket watch from 1807, proving that some designs are truly timeless.
Technically identical to its predecessors, the new Richard Lange Jumping Seconds delivers impeccable accuracy and rate stability. That’s in part thanks to a built-in remontoire, which re-arms itself once per second and activates the jumping seconds. The watch additionally hosts a zero-reset function, allowing the wearer to bring the seconds hand back to zero by pulling out the crown. Push the crown back and the watch starts running. True to its name, the piece makes every second count.
No one argues with black dials or white gold, and they’re not about to start. To that end, the new Richard Lange Jumping Seconds from A. Lange & Sohne makes for an expert addition. At about 71,000 €, it costs as much as a small house, but this kind of ingenuity never comes cheap.