Introducing the Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst in platinum, a boutique-only 30-piece limited edition (with specs and price)

Lange has just unveiled the Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst limited edition (Ref. 140.048), a 30 piece edition in platinum with a hand-engraved dial.

Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst

Like the earlier Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” Handwerkskunst, the Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst – which means “craftsmanship” – features a hand-engraved dial. The unusual, grained pattern, known as tremblage, on the dial is produced by hand with a burin on a solid white gold disc, which is then black-rhodium coated. The resulting look is reminiscent of the unique Lange Zeitwerk in white gold made for charity.

The Lange logo and power reserve index at 12 o’clock are similar hand engraved, in relief. Like with other Zeitwerk watches, the bridge for the jump hour display is in German silver, while the seconds sub-dial is sterling silver.

Likewise over the back the German silver three quarter plate is decorated with a hand engraved grained finish and the Lange logo in relief. All the lettering on the movement and case back is hand engraved as well.

A grained finish on the German silver plate

Also, the balance and escape wheel cocks are decorated with hand engraving motif unique to this edition.

The hand engraved balance and escape wheel cocks

Furthermore, the lever and escape wheel are solid white gold.

The solid gold lever

This limited edition will only be available at the seven Lange boutiques worldwide, most recently at the Dubai Mall, with an eighth boutique opening in Singapore’s ION Orchard soon. Retail is EUR95,000, or S$151,300 in Singapore. – SJX

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