The Richard Lange family is a young one, launched in 2006 as a revival of scientific observation watches. Essentially, the goal was to create the purest, most precise expression of timekeeping possible. They did so with a traditional three-hander, with a large sweeping seconds hand. Here, precision and finishing of the caliber L041.2 movement trade priority over all else.

Named after Ferdinand A. Lange’s eldest son, the collection pays tribute to the man who is credited with, in 1929, realizing that adding beryllium to the nickel-steel alloy of hairsprings made them less susceptible to temperature changes, and more elastic. A patent was granted in 1930 for this change, and it can be said this discovery played a large part in pushing the concept of an observatory watch forward.