Watches in general, and also in a way jewelry, have fascinated me since I was 18. This was when I received my first watch and cufflinks from my parents. But my fascination for less conventional watches that display the time in more unusual ways began in the 1980s when I got a jump hour watch by Gérald Genta. And while I usually write about Cartier, I’ve also written about Urwerk, Hautlence, and MCT – all brands specializing in wandering or jumping hour watches. Audemars Piguet was quite early with its Star Wheel and so was Vacheron Constantin with its Saltarello, a watch that I still long to see up close.This brings me to A. Lange & Söhne, who in 2009 overtook the jump hour competition with the addition of the Zeitwerk to its collection, a watch with both jumping hours and minutes. This was a radical departure for the brand in the context of its previous designs. However, in the past nine years it has been part of the collection, claiming its place next to the popular and even more successful Datograph and Lange 1 models.
The Zeitwerk was the watch that made me follow A. Lange & Söhne more closely.
Click to read the full story, I wrote for QUILL & PAD