Published on January 18th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


A. Lange Triple Split stirs up SIHH 2018

On 17 July 2016, German triathlete Jan Frodeno achieved a new world record for the triathlon long distance. In an amazing seven hours, 35 minutes and 39 seconds, he mastered the combination of swimming 3.8 kilometres, cycling 180 kilometres and running 42.2 kilometres. It took 20 minutes and 44 seconds longer for the runner-up, Joe Skipper of Britain, to reach the finish line. Among all mechanical rattrapante chronographs, only one would have been able to precisely record the times of the winner and the second-placed competitor in hours, minutes and seconds: the new Triple Split by A. Lange & Söhne.

A. Lange Triple Split Ref. 424.038F Technical Specifications

Price €139,000 inclusive of German tax


  • Lange manufacture calibre L132.1, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
  • Movement parts 567
  • Jewels 46
  • Screwed gold chatons 5
  • Escapement Lever escapement

  • Oscillation system Shock-resistant balance with eccentric poising weights; balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semioscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
  • Power reserve 55 hours when fully wound
  • Functions Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; flyback chronograph with triple rattrapante for additive and lap time measurements in the range between one-sixth of a second and twelve hours, precisely jumping chronograph and rattrapante minute counter, continuous chronograph and rattrapante hour counter, tachymeter scale, UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator

  • Operating elements Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, two push pieces for operating the chronograph, one push piece for operating the rattrapante
  • Diameter: 43.2 millimetres; height: 15.6 millimetres
  • Appliques Rhodiumed gold
  • Strap Hand-stitched alligator leather, black
  • Buckle Deployant buckle in white gold
  • Only 100 watches on sale


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