Betteridge: a quick guide to buying vintage watches… with better knowledge

Would you describe an old-looking timepiece as being “vintage”? In the very first place, what does “vintage” mean? Having consulted our trusted Oxford English Dictionary, we discovered that contrary to what many may perceive, “vintage” does not only mean “old”. Two main definitions are listed if used as a noun: firstly, “vintage” refers to “the year or place in which … More

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase: A different face

Video: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube One glance and perhaps one will not spot anything out of the ordinary with the 2017 Lange 1 Moon Phase. Apart from the characteristic Lange outsize date, what else is there in addition to the power reserve indicator and the moon phase display? Well, did you manage to spot the day and night indicator? Yes, … More

A. Lange & Söhne: Lange 1 Moon Phase

The Lange 1 Moon Phase from A. Lange & Söhne, showcased at the 2017 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, incorporates a new indication as it combines the moon phase display with a day and night indicator. The day and night indicator is explained in the article: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase: A different face. How accurate … More

A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon: Simply Lange

A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon looks complicated simply because it has a highly complex mechanism. After all, it comprises 729 movement components and houses three complications: the chronograph, perpetual calendar and tourbillon, including five supplementary functions, within the Calibre L952.2 manual-winding movement. “The Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon is a triple complication. The perpetual calendar is instantaneous jumping and the … More

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon: The German team wins!

“In the end, who would have thought that substitute Götze would score the winning goal?” a good friend and staunch supporter of the German team during the recently concluded 2014 FIFA World Cup asked rhetorically over lunch. He was of course, referring to Germany’s Mario Götze, who slotted in the historic winning shot that downed Argentina and secured Deutschland as … More