In a few short hours we’re going to get a chance to spend some quality time with A. Lange & Söhne’s latest collection. Now, we saw them at SIHH, but that was an all too brief encounter, and we didn’t really know what we were looking at. It was a blur of movements and dials. Now, after a few month’s reflection we keep coming back to the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds, and we can’t wait to take a second look. It might not have the same visceral impact as the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon, but it’s still a very serious watch.
The jumping seconds, or deadbeat seconds, is perhaps the most stealth complication out there – as most people would assume the ticking seconds hand is powered by a battery. It’s also a complication that’s finally enjoying its day in the sun with brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jaquet Droz and Grönefeld all releasing their take on this once-obscure complication. Lange’s take adds a regulator style dial and some classical German good looks.
The A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds has an Australian RRP of $120,000.