Remember the name Marco Lang? The independent watchmaker is launching today its first line under his own name. Marco Lang Zweitgesicht-1 (Two-face-1 in open translation) offers two faces easily accessible by rotating the straps. The new watch comes in three variants (steel, gold and platinum). Let’s have a look below at the official press release.
ON THE ONE HAND THE CLEAR AND PRECISE INDICATION OF THE TIME, ON THE OTHER HAND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE OF THE FINELY FINISHED MECHANIC.
The first model in the “Zweigesicht” series gives the future wearer the opportunity to show the currently fitting “favorite face” to the upside by simply changing the strap attachment.
The special case-symmetrical movement construction allows the watch to appear slim and fresh despite the changeability. The proportion of the large 34mm caliber diameter to the 40mm case shows the demands on the quality and aesthetics of a precision watch.
ALL MOVEMENTS ARE MADE ALMOST ENTIRELY IN THE HANDS OF THE MASTER. AND BECAUSE ITS TIME IS LIMITED, WE ALSO LIMIT THIS MODEL SERIES. ONLY 18 WATCHES “ZWEIGESICHT-1” ARE PREPARED AND SOLD.
Changeable with 2 faces – the variations
The variants shown here serve as a guide, red thread and for price orientation. Since every watch is unique, the customer’s wishes will flow into some elements. The shapes and materials of the hands, hand engravings in the movement and on the case, even different cuts and polishes can be agreed with the future watch owner.
The details of the models
- available in stainless steel / 18 ct rose gold / platinum
- diameter 40mm, height 9.5mm (include glass bulge 12.5 mm)
- Anti-reflective Sapphire crystal on both front sides
- Alligator leather strap, this is covered on the inside with shark leather to increase water resistance
- Pin buckle (folding clasp on request)
- water resistance 5 bar
- white silver-plated, three-part dial with finest Roman numerals and applied golden 5-minute appliqués
- guilloche middle part “Clous de Paris”
- Pencil hands in blued steel or rose gold
- white-fired skeletonized dial in solid silver, covered with blue, translucent enamel “grand feu”
- Cathedral hands in blued steel
Flying bridges made of hardened steel are the basic design concept of the first movement in the new Marco-Lang project. Traditional watchmaking is combined with new forms, a fresh swing reveals an unusually large amount of depth and allows more and more fine details to be discovered.
The free four-legged balance with gold excenters is inspired by the shape of a Gothic church window.
The two series-connected barrels ensure a longer and comfortable running time for the movement; on the other hand, the movement is aesthetically freed from the massiveness of a single barrel.
The second additional hand mechanism displays the hours and minutes on a skeletonized, translucent “grand feu” enamelled dial.
And finally, the master shows his handwriting again in the play of materials and colours of polished, ground or blued steel with red rubies, wheels made of solid 14 ct. hard gold alloy over the rose gold-plated base plate.
size Ø 34mm
height 4,4 mm (without dials)
frequency 3 Hertz (21.600 osz./ hour)
power reserve 70 hours
jewels 27 rubis, 1 diamond
Free four-leg balance with eccenter regulation, blued Breguet hairspring
Lever escapement (20.5) with one-armed balance lever
face1: hours / minutes/ central second
face2: hours / minutes
second hand stop
Seriell geschaltetes doppeltes Federhaus
resettable shock indication in 4 directions (x/y) optional
Alternatively: engraving plate with personal engraving
With a befriended watch collector, I came up with the following thought: In order to be able to objectively observe the precision of a watch movement, wearing habits play a major role.
The movement with all of its finely crafted parts is often exposed to small bumps on the wrist.
How big are the shocks, e.g. in different sports that the watch movement parries and from which direction do they come?
That gave me the idea of developing such an assembly and integrating it into the movement.
In the movement level, X and Y coordinates are recorded and displayed using a hand spring mechanism with 4 hands. A small weight ensures the deflection of two forks, which in turn move two hands each. These are held in the deflected position by a fine locking toothing. The wearer can also reset the system at any time using a corrector.
Extremely miniaturized, the assembly is located opposite the crown wheel, with the pretty bat bridge an aesthetic highlight in the interplay of the parts.
Open Source – nothing to hide – as a guarantee for long term service
In order to be able to offer a reliable service to all watch lovers and customers worldwide, all technical data and construction details will be published and released for download from one year after the model has been presented. (2023)
The technically experienced watchmaker is given assistance and instructions for the maintenance and revision of the small technical marvels.
Marco Lang is the world’s first watch brand to pass on his ideas to posterity in theory, also for inspiration and non-commercial use.