A prototype of this haute horology masterpiece with the breathtaking price of $2.7 million was revealed at the exhibition in Dubai. Announced as the brand’s most complicated wristwatch produced up to date, A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication watch comes in ultra-limited edition of just 6 pieces. In order to create this outstanding model that brings together seven horological complications, the brand’s craftsmen and engineers spent 6 years. As it is announced, despite the extremely high price, the number of interested buyers has already exceeded the capacity of the edition which will be available from January, 2014.
Built of 876 components, placed in 20 layers, an in-house hand-winding movement incorporates a minute repeater mechanism with a grand and small gongs, a perpetual calendar, a split-second chronograph with a minute counter and fly-back seconds and moon-phase indicator. According to the previous mechanisms which left the manufactory of the famous German watchmaker, this amazing union of the most valuable complications should operate with a high-end precision and stability.
A deep white dial is perfectly readable, despite so many indicators. This is possible thanks to an extraordinary design which includes four sub-dials, harmoniously arranged around central hands. While timekeeping and date hands come in rose gold, chronograph hands are presented in blued steel to make an important distinction.
A robust case is made of rose gold. Along with its brilliantly polished surface, the case leaves a great impression thanks to its bold complex construction and thrilling shapes. Paired with a stylish brown leather strap, this timepiece will most definitely compete for some of the most prestigious horological awards.
“Two million Euros might sound like a lot, but it took seven years of development and one watchmaker needs one year to assemble one movement”, said Matthieu Dupont, Middle East Brand Director of A. Lange & Söhne, while introducing the brand’s masterpiece in Dubai. Mr. Dupont also revealed that there is a high interest for the newest Grand Complication timepiece, marking that only a serious collectors will get a chance to purchase it.
“We have more than 20 seriously interested buyers in this watch. Since there are only six pieces available, now we choose and it’s very hard. Of course we would like to have a good home for our babies, so the very serious collectors will get a chance, not just the people with a lot of money”, concluded Mr. Dupont.