The hallmark "Pour le Mérite" relates to the highest German order of merit for exceptional scientific - and later also artistic - achievements. It was inspired by Alexander von Humboldt and instituted in 1842 by Frederick William IV. Lange uses it as an attestation and endorsement of its most eminent movements.
Rattrapante function
Rattraper is French for "to catch up". The flyback seconds hand of a split-seconds chronograph is called ratttrapante.
Fusee-and-chain transmission
An original, early drive system in a spring-powered watch. It assures that the going train is driven with the same moment, or torque, regardless of the state of wind of the spring barrel. It improves the accuracy of the watch.
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The TOURBOGRAPH | "Pour le Mérite" is an exceptional expression of micromechanical virtuosity. It is the very first wristwatch in the history of horology that unites a | fusée-and-chain transmission, a tourbillon, and a | rattrapante chronograph mechanism. Its movement reflects the ultimate degree of precision watchmaking ingenuity. The edition is limited to 101 watches.


 
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