Langue: The Changes Triggered By The King’s Opera

The king was mad. During the performance at the Dresden’s Semperoper, several audience members repeatedly started the pocket clock’s clock. The weakest part of the music is disturbingly disturbed by the ringtone while it is being played, and anyone who has experienced it will understand how the king feels.
To stop this harassment, King Frederick Augustus II of Saxony ordered architect Gottfried Semper to make stage clocks for the new opera house, and demanded that the new clock be ‘in accordance with ordinary hands The clock is different. ‘
In 1841, Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, the watchmaker and court watchmaker, took on this difficult task. The biggest challenge of this task is to design a clock that can clearly read the time in all auditorium seats, even in the dark. Since the clock needs to be suspended in a space of only two meters above the arch in front of the stage, a circular clock dial is not feasible. For this reason Gut Case made a wonderful plan, hoping to design a digital display clock. The clock has two 1.6 meters diameter reversing rollers, and the time is displayed in the double windows above the stage. The hours are displayed in Roman numerals on the left and the minutes are displayed in Arabic numerals every 5 minutes on the right.
The face of Lange’s new era: the king watched the opera-driven transformation of the Semper Opera’s five-minute digital clock prototype.
1841 was also the year when Ferdinand A. Lange returned from a tour of European precision watchmaking. He became a watchmaking apprentice at Gut Case at the age of 15 and then went to Paris, where he began his journey to England and Switzerland 4 years later. Lange, full of innovative ideas, returned to Gutkes’s workshop again, and also contributed a lot to the design of the five-minute digital clock (Five-Minute Clock). This special digital clock still has a great influence on the movement engineers of Lange A. Lange & Sohne. After 1990, A. Lange & Sohne engineers organized their thoughts. First, they created the iconic big calendar of LANGE 1 and inherited the name of historical paradigm. Then the brand put the word jump time display on the mechanical watch and created Lange Zeitwerk. .
The model illustrates how the rollers work in the opposite direction
Due to the size limitation of the watch movement, the engineer decided to set the digital time display in two adjacent windows to create more space for the large-sized digital dial. The German Silver Time Bridge forms the framework for all time displays, making their dreams come true with this groundbreaking design element. Unprecedented display amplitude can accurately report time. The minute wheel splint is on the top level, and above the hour circle, the three dials advance simultaneously. The clockwork of the new bearing system provides the watch with the energy needed to rotate the dial. The constant-power escapement, mounted between the barrel gear and the balance wheel, is unrivalled in its simplicity and simplicity, and acts as a pacemaker for the watch.
Lange Zeitwerk: The New Age Face Constant Power Escapement System powers the rotation of the digital disk.
Lange Zeitwerk is not only an important milestone attributed to the Lange watchmaker, but also a prototype of numerous award-winning design examples, including the Geneva Grand Prix of Fine Watches and the Golden Finger Award.

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