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As partner of the festival for over 12 years, A.Lange & Sohne Watches For Sale Replica unveiled an exclusive artistic edition of Rendez-Vous watches to mark the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Since its launch in 2012, the Rendez-Vous collection has always been associated with the world of cinema. This year once again, the Manufacture chose the romantic ambiance of the Most Serene Republic to present its new feminine pieces. The latest masterpieces issued from the Grande Maison’s Métiers Rares “Rare Handcrafts” workshop, the Rendez-Vous Sonatina pieces express three different stages of romantic feelings: seduction, romance, and love. Each one is released as a limited edition of eight pieces.

New models features

The pink gold Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large incorporates complications intended for incorrigible dreamers. Adjusted using the crown at 2 o’clock, a star indicates a future rendezvous with a delicate chiming sound. Could it symbolise the next meeting with one’s beloved? Like a soft whisper, this reminder of a rendezvous is complemented by another complication, the day/night indication. Housed at 6 o’clock in an aperture shaped like the flowers painted on the dial, the sun and moon take turns to perform a never-ending dance that evokes romantic reverie by day and by night.

The rattrapante chronograph also gives us the best reason to turn the A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual ‘Pour Le Mérite’ around and take a better look in its caseback. It is one metropolis of a motion, really enjoy a small-scale town of plates and gears. A complex Lange, and notably a chronograph, will forever be one of the most splendid-looking calibers in most of watchmaking history.As we have seen together with the Lange Double Split, there’s not one, but 2 pillar wheels at the motion. As you can see on the image above, this column wheel is directly connected to the 2 arms which control the dividing (or rattrapante) purpose: a few extremely finicky geometrics have come to perform to stop and let go of the wheel connected to one of the two principal chronograph seconds hands. The other column across the motion (the one to the left to the image below) functions as a regular chronograph function’s column wheel, accountable for stopping and starting the chronograph itself.There are simple moves that amaze with their finishing and there are not-so-amazingly completed complex movements that amaze with their mind-boggling layout. The Tourbograph combines both and produces a watch that’s a sensual overload with a window onto a world where stunning surface treatments and decorations match with some of the challenging geometrics and interactions of elements.

These typically feminine complications are characteristic of the Jaeger-LeCoultre 735 Calibre with automatic winding and are accompany this generously sized 38.2 mm diameter Rendez-Vous model.

Nowadays this watch can be obtained as the Datograph Auf/Ab; the movement has been improved and a power-reserve display was added. There is also a version with a perpetual calendar, the Datograph Perpetual.The Lange 31 was known for its power reserve: an astounding 31 days. These include two stacked barrels, each having a strong mainspring that’s 1.85 meters long, several times more than a typical mainspring. The barrels are 25 mm round and occupy three-quarters of the motion diameter.With a power reserve this lengthy, and springs this powerful, the amplitude of this balance would diminish significantly over time if nothing had been done to keep it. However, Lange has set an innovative constant-force device involving the twin mainspring barrels as well as the escapement. It guarantees that a continuous stream of force, independent of their tautness or slackness of the mainsprings. It achieves this with the aid of a helical, pretensioned spring (a so-called remontoir spring), which is retightened every 10 seconds, and, over the following 10 seconds, delivers energy to the escapement. There are minimal changes in torque throughout the 10 seconds, however, the energy exerted stays nearly constant on average throughout the 31 days. When that interval has elapsed, an additional mechanism simply stops the opinion.

A creation by the “Rare Handcrafts”artisans

The ingenuity of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watchmakers sits alongside the incredibly delicate artistry of the Métiers Rares “Rare Handcrafts” artisans. These pieces call on no fewer than three crafts: guillochage, painting on mother-of-pearl, and gem-setting.

The mother-of-pearl dial is decorated by hand with a guilloché motif that stretches across its entire surface, before being coated in a slightly tinted layer of paint to give it a graceful gleam. Then, for the first time, the Manufacture’s artisans have produced a miniature painting by hand on the mother-of-pearl. The results are supremely subtle, with all the details appearing truer than life. Some parts of the painting, such as the birds, have been covered with a layer of clear lacquer to add an impression of depth and to play with the material. Born of artistic inspiration renewed with the artisan’s every brushstroke, each of the Métiers Rares “Rare Handcrafts” dials features a miniature work of art with its own personality. Each dial is therefore unique, despite belonging to the same series of eight pieces.

Meanwhile, the master gem-setter has enhanced each piece with precious stones. The bezel is adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds that bring out the poetic creation on the dial. A line of these eternal gemstones runs above the iconic Rendez-Vous collection numerals on the flange to echo the string of stones that delicately surround the dial’s central painting. To complete the decoration of this watchmaking treasure, the gemsetter has also inserted diamonds into each side of the case. This thoughtful addition gives prominence to dreams from every angle.

From seduction to love

Each painting adorning these pieces is an original A Lange Sohne Automatic Watches Replica creation. The first stage of romance is embodied by the Rendez-Vous Sonatina “Séduction”. Two swallows soaring over a lavender field embody this moment, a time of discovery and heightened emotions as lovers get to know one another, a theme often central to major film productions. Symbolising freedom and happiness, the birds appear to be performing a romantic ballet as they glide gracefully across a guilloché mother-of-pearl sky. The mother-of-pearl is dressed in twilit shades of blue and purple. The birds’ every detail is painted with painstaking care, showcasing the artist’s spellbinding talent of recreating the feathers of outstretched wings. A flower-shaped aperture housing the day/night indicator emerges from the heart of the deep lavender-blue plants, as if to provide a window on the rapid passing of time experienced by those falling in love.

Winding these colossal mainsprings would be extremely laborious in case this watch were equipped with an ordinary winding crown, so A. Lange & Söhne revived the twisting key in the epoch of pocketwatches, modernizing the winding mechanism with an innovative ratchet and torque limiter.When Lange launched the Zeitwerk, it heralded the watch because its “new face.” The organization had taken the brand’s signature big-numeral date theory, started together with the Lange 1, and employed it on the hour and moments screens on the left and right of the dial, respectively. In the time of this debut, then-CEO Fabian Krone explained the Zeitwerk since Lange’s most important brand new watch as the Lange 1. The watch achieved a very difficult task: the motion managed to provide enough energy to rotate the three comparatively heavy disks used in its time screen, two for the minutes and one for your hours, and ensure that all three disks moved at precisely the same instant at the close of every hour. Achieving this required several intricate mechanisms, including a constant-force escapement with remontoir spring much like that utilized in the Lange 31 (see Lange 31 thing). The watch also has a fly vane, shaped like a tiny revolving door, which provides air resistance and hence ensures that the disks’ jumps aren’t that strong.

Rendez-Vous Sonatina

Rendez-Vous Sonatina © Jaeger-LeCoultre

After seduction comes romance, a time when the heart is filled with the image of the beloved. The Rendez-Vous Sonatina “Romance” depicts this state of endless reverie with a kingfisher perched on the branch of a blossoming cherry tree. A symbol of peace and prosperity with its blue and orange plumage, the kingfisher seems to forget the passing of time. Associated with life’s important moments, such as romantic encounters, the blossoming cherry tree is magnificently recreated in graduated shades of pink and white. Delicate pink paint on the guilloché mother-of-pearl further enhances the intense colours of the petals.

Rendez-Vous Sonatina

Rendez-Vous Sonatina © Jaeger-LeCoultre

The last model of the limited editions, the Rendez-Vous Sonatina “Amour”, depicts the enduring bliss of love. Above a patch of peonies, two magpies fly alongside one another, recreated in graduated shades of green shifting from turquoise to sea-green. Symbols of happiness, these birds appear to be delighting in unison at their journey together. The peonies, often associated with wealth and honour, also embody this romance, and are considered to bring good luck and promise a happy marriage. The cleverly created blend of harmonious greens across the dial gives this extremely poetic model a great softness.

The dial facet has many other treats for the onlooker, particularly people connected into the perpetual calendar as well as the rattrapante chronograph. The former consists of 206 components, almost a third of the 684 total element count of the L133.1 standard. Lange’s moon phase is “true to 122.6 decades” — mind you, which “precision” means that it requires that much time to get the moon phase display to be off by a complete moment. This form of random way is the way the accuracy of moon phase displays in watches is usually ascertained, not that anyone really cares about actual usefulness beyond its aesthetic and technology element.The rattrapante chronograph on the other hand is one of the most technically impressive and hard complications on the market. Some watchmakers I asked told me that they find it even more difficult to do than a sonnerie or moment repeater, and definitely a much bigger pain in the throat than a perpetual calendar (unless it is instantaneous and/or further complicated). Both laser sharp chronograph seconds hands break a hair’s width above one another in their reset position, with all the blue being the rattrapante hand, operated by the pusher at the 10 o’clock position of this circumstance.

Rendez-Vous Sonatina

Rendez-Vous Sonatina © Jaeger-LeCoultre

Audemars Piguet might in reality have made not just the gongs however, the entire movement: in those days, it was common for European watch companies to buy raw movements from Swiss companies and complete them to their own specifications.The watch almost dropped into oblivion. In 2001, a married couple attracted it to Lange’s headquarters at Glashütte to learn if it had been worth repairing. A housekeeper they understood had obtained it as a gift over the usual half-century earlier. The answer wasn’t obvious. In a book about the opinion that the company printed in 2010, ” Lange watchmaker Jan Silva described the watch’s condition: “Where there could typically be a complex, delicate mesh of bridges, springs and brakes, there was nothing to be seen however a gray-brown, amorphous mass …. Just the larger components of this motion were still recognizable.” Silva led a group of four watchmakers that revived the movement to pristine condition. It took five years; the dismantling procedure alone took three months.The watch’s case was designed by the industrial designer Carl Ludwig Theodor Graff in the Louis XV style. Front bears an engraving of this goddess Minerva; the rear is adorned with the initials “G.S.” nobody knows whose initials they are. Unlike the motion, the case and the dial were in excellent condition when the watch resurfaced in 2001.
A special quality of Caliber L921, also called the Sax-0-Mat, is a zero-reset function for those seconds — thus the “0” in “Sax-0-Mat.” The tiny seconds hand automatically contributes to the zero position once the crown is pulled out, for to-the-second period setting. “Sax-0-Mat” seems on the Cable and dial. The balance oscillates at 21,600 vph. The caliber, that was hand-wound, 30.6 millimeters in diameter and 7.5 mm thick, was four years in evolution, and included a flyback function.Its unconventional features include another bridge for the fourth wheel, a chronograph operating lever mounted between 2 bearings, a flexible coupling lever positioned in the center of the fourth wheel, plus a minute-counter-operating lever mounted between stones. There is also a stepped pinion for true minute-counter improvements, an escape wheel with four stones, a massive Glucydur screw balance and a Breguet balance spring. The equilibrium oscillates in the classic frequency of 18,000 vph. The grade additionally supports Lange’s recognizable outsize date, to which the prefix “Dato” alludes.

These latest creations, reminder of the power of love, reveal the virtuosity of the A Lange And Sohne Watch Box Replica artisans and their mastery of the art and techniques of Métiers Rares “Rare Handcrafts”. As a woman wears a Rendez-Vous watch, she takes a starring role in her life, her emotions, enhanced by the beautiful jewel adorning her wrist.