The TRIPLE SPLIT is limited to 100 watches in white gold.
The TRIPLE SPLIT benchmarks the current state of the art in rattrapante function developments. Additional rattrapante hands on the minute and hour counters make it possible to stop lap and reference times that last as long as twelve hours. This required the design of a new manufacture movement of incomparable complexity.
The first and only split-seconds chronograph in the world that can measure additive and comparative times for as long as twelve hours is in a league of its own. With the rattrapante minute and hour counters, the TRIPLE SPLIT expands the measuring range of the rattrapante function by a factor of 24, simultaneously breaking the previous house record. The development and design of such a chronograph reasserts the ambition of A. Lange & Söhne to continuously push the limits of mechanical timekeeping.
In 2004, the DOUBLE SPLIT was launched as the first chronograph with a dual rattrapante function. This increased the range for lap-time measurements from 60 seconds to 30 minutes. Now, the TRIPLE SPLIT goes a step further: With the addition of a third, separately stoppable hand pair, the chronograph and rattrapante functions can be used for measurements that last up to 12 hours. This allows the potential of the split-seconds chronograph to be tapped in full for the first time.
Consisting of 567 parts, the newly developed manufacture calibre L132.1 expresses the determination of A. Lange & Söhne to continually transcend the boundaries of mechanical timekeeping. The three-fold rattrapante mechanism confronted the calibre designers with formidable technical challenges. Multi-allotment arbor configurations require the ultimate in dexterity and extreme patience in adjusting the endshakes. A glance through the sapphire-crystal caseback reveals much of the elaborately finished chronograph movement, leaving no doubt as to the staggering complexity of the assignment.
”There were days when we thought that this can’t possibly work.”A. Lange & Söhne calibre designer