Watch Of The Day: A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal StrikeWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal Strike.
This watch completes the trilogy of chiming Zeitwerk watches. A ‘best of’ compilation of sorts, it sounds out the time ‘in passing’ like the Striking Time, and similar to the Minute Repeater, it chimes the 10 minutes. Just like its forebears, its striking mechanism is visible on the dial side; the hammer on the left hits a low-pitched gong once every hour and the other sounds a higher pitched tone every 10 minutes. At 44.2mm, the watch may not qualify as a viable dress watch option for some, but we find it hard to say no to the satisfying heft of its case in Lange’s proprietary honey gold. Limited to 100 pieces.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.