Credit: A. Lange & Söhne

Twenty-seven years ago, A. Lange & Söhne were reborn after years out of the game. To mark the anniversary of their rebirth, the watchmaker has released an upgraded limited-edition Zeitwork.

What’s so special about this watch? Well, the 200 pieces are really A. Lange & Söhne’s digital watch, the Zeitwork, done up in all the brand’s most exclusive features. These include adorning the case in the company’s proprietary gold alloy, Honeygold, and undressing the dial like they would their exclusive Lumen series.

All the “Lumen” title really means is that they use a semi-transparent smoked sapphire crystal dial that allows the luminous jumping numeral displays to be visible at all hours. It’s experimental and fun, but it’s mostly just nice to see a big player in the industry taking a risk and doing something different. Could you imagine Rolex doing something like this? In our dreams, maybe.

A. Lange & Söhne have also developed a completely new manually wound movement, the L043.9 calibre that offers up a 72-hour power reserve.

This watch. What is there to say? It’s pure awesome. It’s pure creativity. How do you make a digital watch a proper piece of horology? This is how you do an original spin on a digital watch. The only digital watches that feel like proper fashion or have effort put into them are the retro styled Casio’s, but they have nothing on the Honeygold. It’s brilliant. That’s really all that needs to be said.

The Zeitwork Honeygold Lumen is priced at $145,000 USD.

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