Zeitwerk Striking Time

Reference# 145.032
Manufacturer's retail price: $128,400.00
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: 18-karat rose gold
  • Size: 44.2mm
  • Movement: hand-wound manufacture calibre L043.2
  • Function: jump hours and minutes, minute repeater, power reserve
  • Power Reserve: approximately 36 hours
  • Dial: silver
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched crocodile
  • Factory Warranty: two years

In the Zeitwerk Striking Time, key chiming mechanism components are visibly integrated into the dial design. The black- polished steel hammers can be seen on either side of the subsidiary seconds dial: one on the right for the quarter hours and one on the left for the full hours.

The two gongs, embedded in a recess between the dial and bezel, are also readily recognizable. Every 15 minutes, the mechanism triggers the striking of one of the two gongs. Three higher-pitched tones sound each quarter hour, while a low-pitched tone chimes the top of the hour. The chiming mechanism can be deactivated to prevent any disturbance during the night or at a meeting. A push piece at 4 o’clock raises the hammers and silences the watch. This process can be observed through the sapphire-crystal glass, so it is always apparent whether the mechanism is switched on or off.