Friday, May 23, 2014
Dress watches merit attention because of the confidence and sophistication they exude. Think of them as people in power or of authority; they hardly need to explain to others their important role. They just sit in the corner or at their office and people know they are respected and to be aspired to. Just like the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time watch. It has smooth, clear lines and dials that hide the precision engineering complication inside. The novel design does away with a main time dial, instead an analog Arabic numeral takes the place. But its most characteristic trait is the chiming mechanism, the world’s first. The full hour is indicated with a low-pitched tone, while the quarter hour produces a high-pitch. This Old World charm exudes at once class and confidence.
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.