Introducing The Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna From A. Lange & S?hne
Last year A. Lange & S?hne made quite the statement introducing the Grand Complication at SIHH, and this year we have another extremely complicated, if slightly more wearable, replica tag heuer Grand Carrera from Lange. The Terraluna starts with a regulator-style time display, adds a perpetual calendar with Lange's classic big date, houses an orbtial moonphase display on the movement itself and is powered by a 14-day movement with constant force escapement. When we said extremely complicated, we weren't exaggerating at all. Here we've got your very first look at this amazing new watch from A. Lange & S?hne, complete with an in-depth look at the various functions and even pricing details.The Terraluna starts simply enough, with a white or pink gold case that measures 45.5mm in diamater. Sure, this isn't small, but when you look at the dial layout here, the size sort of makes sense. Cramming all of this onto a 40mm dial would result it something entirely illegible. This isn't Lange's first regulator – that title goes to the Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite – but this model is inspired by the same famous regulator from 1807 created by Johann Heinrich Seyffert. This clock created Dresden's reputation for producing the best regulators in Europe, a style favored by scientists and watchmakers alike. The large minutes display dominates the center of the dial, with the smaller hours off to the right and the running seconds to the left.Stepping up a level in complication, we have the perpetual calendar. There are small windows that display the day of the week and the month in the seconds and hours rings respectively, and up at 12 o'clock you'll find Lange's signature panoramic big date. Not only does the display feel typically Lange, but it also prioritizes the most pertinent information and gives less real estate to the less used information. Just by the crown you'll notice the small round window containing the leap year indicator. While this breaks the symmetry of the dial, it's pretty subtle and doesn't intrude. All indicators switch instantaneously at midnight to keep things extremely precise.Finally, the last thing you'll find on the front of the Terraluna is the power reserve indicator along the bottom of the dial. There is an asymmetric sliver cut out of the dial, below which is a disc numbered up to 14. As the 14-day reserve winds down, the disc moves beneath the aperture, showing you exactly how many days you have left. To keep you from having to do the math yourself, 14 days means a whopping 336 hours of reserve from two barrels. Turning the Franck Muller replica uk over and looking at the calibre L096.1, you'll find why this is called the Terraluna. Taking up most of the three-quarter plate is a unique orbital moonphase display. This patent-pending display shows the relative locations of the sun, moon, and earth, including the rotation of the earth on its own axis. There are three discs in the display: the earth, the stars, and the moon. The earth shows the northern hemisphere and rotates once every twenty-four hours. You can also read the time of day on the 24-hour scale engraved on the movement itself. The stars disc features an aperture for showing the moon below and it rotates once around the earth each month. Below that, the moon disc features two bright moons and rotates in the opposite direction to give you the accurate moon phase display through the aperture above. It sounds complicated, and it is, but hopefully this diagram helps a little. We'll definitely have a video of this moon phase in action soon enough.Finally, next to this incredible display you'll see the signature A.Lange&Sohne replica uk engraved balance cock, but with an unusual looking escapement next to that. In order to provide constant force for the entire two week duration of the power reserve, Lange had to engineer a very particular solution. The fully wound spring would provide far too much torque, so the escapement releases discrete bursts of energy in 10-second intervals to keep the torque constant.

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