A. Lange & Söhne: Triple Split Pink Gold8 April 2021
Introduced in 2018, the TRIPLE SPLIT is the world’s only mechanical split-seconds chronograph that allows the measurement of intermediate and reference times for durations of up to twelve hours. The former edition in white gold with a grey dial is now followed by a second version 43,2 mm – also in a limited edition of 100 timepieces – in pink gold with a solid silver blue dial and rhodié coloured subsidiary dials.
THE APPLICATIONS OF THE TRIPLE SPLIT
Stopping times of up to twelve hours is possible with the TRIPLE SPLIT – that alone is a rarity in a mechanical chronograph. The extension of the rattrapante function to the hour counter offers a multitude of further possibilities. For instance, the TRIPLE SPLIT can compare times, stop the times of consecutively starting events or add together the times of multiple-hour events. Any number of lap times can be stopped during additive time measurements.
MEASURING LAP TIME
In the starting position, the three rhodiumed rattrapante hands are superposed on the respective chronograph hands. The time measurement is started by pressing the chronograph pusher at 2 o’clock. The pairs of hands now run synchronously until they are separated by pressing the rattrapante pusher at 10 o’clock to perform a lap-time measurement. The three rhodiumed hands will then stop to display the lap time. All the while, the previously concealed chronograph hands in gold-plated steel or pink gold continue the time measurement. As soon as the rattrapante pusher is pressed again, the rattrapante hands catch up with the chronograph hands and from then on run together with them again.
Thus, the chronograph can be reset to zero by pressing the chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock during an ongoing time measurement. Releasing the pusher instantly starts a new time measurement.
THE CALIBER L132.1
The Lange calibre L132.1 is a movement that stands out with its three-dimensionality, complexity, and architecturally pleasing design. It highlights the finissage that is typical of the individual Lange components.
Through the sapphire crystal caseback it is possible to admire the hand-wound movement with 55 hours of power reserve finished to the highest Lange standards. (Price € 163.400)