While the three-year-old Striking Time style isn’t new to the Lange family, the new model – with its pink gold case and argenté-colored dial – is the most covetable edition to date. Housed in a handsome 44.2mm case, A. Lange & Söhne’s first wristwatch with a chiming mechanism boasts a hammer and gongs visibly integrated into the dial (one on the right for the higher-pitch quarter hours and one on the left for the low-pitched full hours), as well as the Zeitwerk’s unique jumping numerals display and hairspring produced in the Glashütte, Germany-based brand’s own manufacturer. The most dramatic design feature is the winged time bridge that extends over the dial – a shout out to the Dresden Semper Opera House clock.
Yes, the chiming mechanism can be deactivated to ensure one’s uninterrupted beauty sleep, but you may still second guess such an expensive purchase. [$117,500; alange-soehne.com]