It was twenty-seven years ago when storied watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne was revived. As a part of its anniversary celebrations, the German watch brand has created a new iteration of its famous digital watch, the Zeitwerk, which has been given the company’s most exclusive elements to make it a truly special piece. The new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Honeygold Lumen has the familiar Zeitwerk design and layout. The previous iterations have mostly been in platinum. However, the round case that has a diameter of 41.9mm and 12.6mm thick is made of Honeygold. The material is one of the patented innovations belonging to Lange. The special 18k alloy with “various admixtures and a special thermal treatment” gives the watch a beautiful look.
As the name suggests, the new timepiece is a part of the watchmaker’s Lumen lineup which comes with a semi-transparent dial developed by Lange that allows the luminous jumping numeral displays to be fully visible at all hours. The luminous numerals underneath the translucent display give the Zeitwerk a unique character. In addition to that, the case also houses a new in-house movement that increases the power reserve up to 72 hours. The movement plates and bridges made out of untreated silver can be seen from the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Completing the look is a dark-brown leather strap that beautifully compliments the dark dial. Only 200 examples of the Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” will be made and sold for £110,000 (about $150,000).