Triple Split

424.038F

Brand  : A. Lange & Söhne
Collection  : Triple Split
Model  : Triple Split
Reference  : 424.038F
Nber of pieces : 100
Complement : White Gold - Alligator Strap
On sale : 2018

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  • Brand  : A. Lange & Söhne
    Collection  : Triple Split
    Model  : Triple Split
    Reference  : 424.038F
    Nber of pieces : 100
    Complement : White Gold - Alligator Strap
    On sale : 2018
    List Price : 139 000 €
    Diameter : 43.2 mm
    Thickness : 15.6 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : L132.1
    Calibre distinction : Hand-engraved
    Glashütte ribbing
    Hand decorated
    Assembled by hand
    movement with Flyback and Triple Rattrapante functions
    Complication : Flyback Chronograph
    Chronograph
    12-Hour Counter
    Small Seconds
    Chronograph with Rattrapante
    Power Reserve Indicator
    30-Minute Counter
    Case material : White Gold
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Two push pieces for operating the chronograph
    One push piece for operating the rattrapante
    Shape : Round
    Dial : Solid silver
    Dial color : Grey
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Blued steel hands
    Gold rhodié hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    + More characteristics :
    Movement
    Manually wound
    Crafted to the most exacting
    Lange quality standards
    Precision-adjusted in five positions
    Plates and bridges made of untreated German silver
    Balance cock engraved by hand
    Movement parts : 567
    Jewels : 46
    Screwed gold chatons : 5
    Lever Escapement
    Oscillation system
    Shock-resistant balance with eccentric poising weights
    Balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour
    Precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
    Power reserve 55 hours when fully wound
    Functions
    Time indicated in hours
    Minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds
    Flyback chronograph with triple rattrapante for additive and lap time measurements in the range between one-sixth of a second and twelve hours
    Precisely jumping chronograph and rattrapante minute counter
    Continuous chronograph and rattrapante hour counter
    Tachymeter scale
    UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator
    Movement dimensions
    Diameter: 30.6 millimetres
    Height: 9.4 millimetres
    Glass and caseback
    Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

    Case
    White Gold

    Dial
    Solid silver
    Grey
    Appliques
    Rhodiumed gold
    Hour and minute hands (luminous), seconds hand and chronograph minute-counter hand in rhodiumed gold
    Chronograph and power reserve hands in rhodiumed steel
    All rattrapante hands in blued steel

    Strap / Buckles
    Hand-stitched alligator leather, black
    Deployant buckle in white gold

DESCRIPTION

  • TRIPLE SPLIT

    A new dimension in timekeeping

    The TRIPLE SPLIT is the first mechanical split-seconds chronograph in the world that allows multi-hour comparative time measurements. Additional rattrapante hands on the minute and hour totalisers make it possible to stop lap and reference times of events that last as long as twelve hours.

    On 17 July 2016, German triathlete Jan Frodeno achieved a new world record for the triathlon long distance. In an amazing seven hours, 35 minutes and 39 seconds, he mastered the combination of swimming 3.8 kilometres, cycling 180 kilometres and running 42.2 kilometres. It took 20 minutes and 44 seconds longer for the runner-up, Joe Skipper of Britain, to reach the finish line. Among all mechanical rattrapante chronographs, only one would have been able to precisely record the times of the winner and the second-placed competitor in hours, minutes and seconds: the new TRIPLE SPLIT by A. Lange & Söhne.

    The only split-seconds chronograph in the world that can measure additive and com-parative times for as long as twelve hours is in a league of its own. At the same time, it has broken the house record of the DOUBLE SPLIT, which in 2004 allowed the first comparative measurements with an aggregate duration of 30 minutes and since then has defended its unique posi-tion. With a precisely jumping rattrapante minute counter and a continuous rattrapante hour counter, the TRIPLE SPLIT multiplies the measuring range of the rattrapante function by a factor of 24. This covers many more diversified and interesting applications: for in-stance, the TRIPLE SPLIT can compare the times of two opponents in a Formula 1 race, a Tour de France leg or a marathon. It can also record the times of consecutively starting events,such as the outbound and return legs of a long-haul flight. Also, it is possible to add the times of multi-hour events, such as the duration of individual Ironman disciplines. Any number of lap times can be stopped during an additive time measurement.

    In the passive mode, the respective hand pairs – sweep seconds, minute- and hour-counter hands – are superposed. As soon as the measurement is started, they all begin to run sim-ultaneously until the rattrapante pusher is pressed to freeze intermediate times. The three blued-steel hands stop to display lap times while the seconds hand as well as the minute- and hour-counter hands continue to run and measure the total time. A second actuation of the rattrapante pusher causes the three stopped hands to catch up and synchronise with the running hands that continue to measure the duration of the event.

    The TRIPLE SPLIT – which comes in a limited edition of 100 pieces – is endowed with a flyback function that involves all three hand pairs as well. Thus, the chronograph can be reset and instantly restarted by pressing the lower chronograph pusher even during an ongoing measurement. A power-reserve indicator based on Lange’s typical UP/DOWN display shows how much of the 55-hour reserve remains available. The well-organized grey dial in solid silver is colour-coordinated with the 18-carat white gold case that has a diameter is 43.2 millimetres. The three rattrapante hands in blued steel clearly set themselves apart from the rhodiumed chronograph hands. The hands that display the time and the applied baton hour markers are made of rhodiumed gold. The hour and minute hands are lumi-nous.

    The TRIPLE SPLIT asserts Lange’s ambition to enrich precision watchmaking with useful in-novations. The development of a triple rattrapante mechanism that controls the three hand pairs collectively or separately confronted the engineers with enormous technical chal-lenges. Even a simple rattrapante mechanism has two hands attached to arbors that run one inside the other. In the case of the triple rattrapante mechanism, this arrangement is three-fold: two seconds hands as well as two hands each for the minute and hour counters. For the watchmaker, the multiple arbor configurations require the ultimate in dexterity and extreme patience in adjusting the endshakes.

    The design of the movement assures that neither the measurement of lap times nor the progression of the precisely jumping minute counter has a negative effect on rate stability. The normally unavoidable loss of amplitude is prevented by a disengagement mechanism developed and patented by A. Lange & Söhne. Without this device, friction losses would occur when the rattrapante function is activated. Because it rotates slowly and continu-ously, the hour counter does not need such a mechanism.

    The manufacture calibre L132.1 is a newly developed movement that significantly distinguishes itself from the calibre L001.1 of the DOUBLE SPLIT. The power-reserve indicator has been shifted down to provide more display space for the rattrapante hour counter in the upper part of the dial. Despite the extended functionality, the engineers succeeded in integrating the additional components in the movement so ingeniously that the case did not have to be enlarged in comparison with the DOUBLE SPLIT. A glance through the sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the chronograph movement finished to the highest Lange standards as well as the painstakingly choreographed interaction of wheels, levers, springs, clutches and jumpers that illustrates the stunning complexity of the project.

    About A. Lange & Söhne

    Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony's precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly vanished. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange had the courage to relaunch the brand. Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand. With 62 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position among the world's finest watch brands. Brand icons such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch and the ZEITWERK with its precisely jumping numerals display, rank among the company's greatest successes. Sophisticated complications such as the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, the TOURBOGRAPH PERPETUAL "Pour le Mérite" and the TRIPLE SPLIT reflect the manufactory's determination to achieve ever new pinnacles in horological artistry.

  • TRIPLE SPLIT

    A new dimension in timekeeping

    The TRIPLE SPLIT is the first mechanical split-seconds chronograph in the world that allows multi-hour comparative time measurements. Additional rattrapante hands on the minute and hour totalisers make it possible to stop lap and reference times of events that last as long as twelve hours.

    On 17 July 2016, German triathlete Jan Frodeno achieved a new world record for the triathlon long distance. In an amazing seven hours, 35 minutes and 39 seconds, he mastered the combination of swimming 3.8 kilometres, cycling 180 kilometres and running 42.2 kilometres. It took 20 minutes and 44 seconds longer for the runner-up, Joe Skipper of Britain, to reach the finish line. Among all mechanical rattrapante chronographs, only one would have been able to precisely record the times of the winner and the second-placed competitor in hours, minutes and seconds: the new TRIPLE SPLIT by A. Lange & Söhne.

    The only split-seconds chronograph in the world that can measure additive and com-parative times for as long as twelve hours is in a league of its own. At the same time, it has broken the house record of the DOUBLE SPLIT, which in 2004 allowed the first comparative measurements with an aggregate duration of 30 minutes and since then has defended its unique posi-tion. With a precisely jumping rattrapante minute counter and a continuous rattrapante hour counter, the TRIPLE SPLIT multiplies the measuring range of the rattrapante function by a factor of 24. This covers many more diversified and interesting applications: for in-stance, the TRIPLE SPLIT can compare the times of two opponents in a Formula 1 race, a Tour de France leg or a marathon. It can also record the times of consecutively starting events,such as the outbound and return legs of a long-haul flight. Also, it is possible to add the times of multi-hour events, such as the duration of individual Ironman disciplines. Any number of lap times can be stopped during an additive time measurement.

    In the passive mode, the respective hand pairs – sweep seconds, minute- and hour-counter hands – are superposed. As soon as the measurement is started, they all begin to run sim-ultaneously until the rattrapante pusher is pressed to freeze intermediate times. The three blued-steel hands stop to display lap times while the seconds hand as well as the minute- and hour-counter hands continue to run and measure the total time. A second actuation of the rattrapante pusher causes the three stopped hands to catch up and synchronise with the running hands that continue to measure the duration of the event.

    The TRIPLE SPLIT – which comes in a limited edition of 100 pieces – is endowed with a flyback function that involves all three hand pairs as well. Thus, the chronograph can be reset and instantly restarted by pressing the lower chronograph pusher even during an ongoing measurement. A power-reserve indicator based on Lange’s typical UP/DOWN display shows how much of the 55-hour reserve remains available. The well-organized grey dial in solid silver is colour-coordinated with the 18-carat white gold case that has a diameter is 43.2 millimetres. The three rattrapante hands in blued steel clearly set themselves apart from the rhodiumed chronograph hands. The hands that display the time and the applied baton hour markers are made of rhodiumed gold. The hour and minute hands are lumi-nous.

    The TRIPLE SPLIT asserts Lange’s ambition to enrich precision watchmaking with useful in-novations. The development of a triple rattrapante mechanism that controls the three hand pairs collectively or separately confronted the engineers with enormous technical chal-lenges. Even a simple rattrapante mechanism has two hands attached to arbors that run one inside the other. In the case of the triple rattrapante mechanism, this arrangement is three-fold: two seconds hands as well as two hands each for the minute and hour counters. For the watchmaker, the multiple arbor configurations require the ultimate in dexterity and extreme patience in adjusting the endshakes.

    The design of the movement assures that neither the measurement of lap times nor the progression of the precisely jumping minute counter has a negative effect on rate stability. The normally unavoidable loss of amplitude is prevented by a disengagement mechanism developed and patented by A. Lange & Söhne. Without this device, friction losses would occur when the rattrapante function is activated. Because it rotates slowly and continu-ously, the hour counter does not need such a mechanism.

    The manufacture calibre L132.1 is a newly developed movement that significantly distinguishes itself from the calibre L001.1 of the DOUBLE SPLIT. The power-reserve indicator has been shifted down to provide more display space for the rattrapante hour counter in the upper part of the dial. Despite the extended functionality, the engineers succeeded in integrating the additional components in the movement so ingeniously that the case did not have to be enlarged in comparison with the DOUBLE SPLIT. A glance through the sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the chronograph movement finished to the highest Lange standards as well as the painstakingly choreographed interaction of wheels, levers, springs, clutches and jumpers that illustrates the stunning complexity of the project.

    About A. Lange & Söhne

    Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony's precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly vanished. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange had the courage to relaunch the brand. Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand. With 62 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position among the world's finest watch brands. Brand icons such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch and the ZEITWERK with its precisely jumping numerals display, rank among the company's greatest successes. Sophisticated complications such as the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, the TOURBOGRAPH PERPETUAL "Pour le Mérite" and the TRIPLE SPLIT reflect the manufactory's determination to achieve ever new pinnacles in horological artistry.

  • Brand  : A. Lange & Söhne
    Collection  : Triple Split
    Model  : Triple Split
    Reference  : 424.038F
    Nber of pieces : 100
    Complement : White Gold - Alligator Strap
    On sale : 2018
    List Price : 139 000 €
    Diameter : 43.2 mm
    Thickness : 15.6 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : L132.1
    Calibre distinction : Hand-engraved
    Glashütte ribbing
    Hand decorated
    Assembled by hand
    movement with Flyback and Triple Rattrapante functions
    Complication : Flyback Chronograph
    Chronograph
    12-Hour Counter
    Small Seconds
    Chronograph with Rattrapante
    Power Reserve Indicator
    30-Minute Counter
    Case material : White Gold
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Two push pieces for operating the chronograph
    One push piece for operating the rattrapante
    Shape : Round
    Dial : Solid silver
    Dial color : Grey
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Blued steel hands
    Gold rhodié hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    More characteristics :
    Movement
    Manually wound
    Crafted to the most exacting
    Lange quality standards
    Precision-adjusted in five positions
    Plates and bridges made of untreated German silver
    Balance cock engraved by hand
    Movement parts : 567
    Jewels : 46
    Screwed gold chatons : 5
    Lever Escapement
    Oscillation system
    Shock-resistant balance with eccentric poising weights
    Balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour
    Precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
    Power reserve 55 hours when fully wound
    Functions
    Time indicated in hours
    Minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds
    Flyback chronograph with triple rattrapante for additive and lap time measurements in the range between one-sixth of a second and twelve hours
    Precisely jumping chronograph and rattrapante minute counter
    Continuous chronograph and rattrapante hour counter
    Tachymeter scale
    UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator
    Movement dimensions
    Diameter: 30.6 millimetres
    Height: 9.4 millimetres
    Glass and caseback
    Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

    Case
    White Gold

    Dial
    Solid silver
    Grey
    Appliques
    Rhodiumed gold
    Hour and minute hands (luminous), seconds hand and chronograph minute-counter hand in rhodiumed gold
    Chronograph and power reserve hands in rhodiumed steel
    All rattrapante hands in blued steel

    Strap / Buckles
    Hand-stitched alligator leather, black
    Deployant buckle in white gold