Lang & Heyne Hektor G
Hektor represents an exciting contemporary addition to Lang & Heyne’s magnificent classic and custom collections. Retaining the company’s attention to detail and that honours the tradition of watchmaking, this collection introduces a more pared back, modern option for lovers of fine horology.
The idea behind Hektor’s design and functionality comes from 14th-century music theory adopted by French and Italian composers whereby an additional ‘voice’ is integrated into an existing melody via the process known as polyphony. In this way Hector adds to Lang & Heyne’s existing symphony of timepieces in a fully integrated and complementary manner.
Attention to detail
Hektor is characterised by evenly coordinated details that repeat the “H” and “petticoat” motives underpinning the exciting and fresh movement design and dial detail.
The dial of this centre second timepiece offers the first glimpse of both design elements with its subtle “H” insignia adding a distinctive backdrop for the elegant hands and a small petticoat opening, or skeletonized section, at 6 o’clock that affords a partial view into the movement, promising the innovation to come. And indeed it does… Hektor’s real beauty, is the striking in-house movement which is revealed through an anti-reflective sapphire glass, exhibition case back.
The “petticoat” design language from Hektor conveys a strong presence, from the movement architecture and hour-wheel cock to the dial and hands. Drawn from classic horology, the petticoat motive is often featured in pocket watch movements that require accuracy as well as beauty.
The stylized “H” on the hour appliqués and in the relief pattern on Hektor’s inner dial provide a uniform and distinctive touch. As well as appearing strongly on the dial, the “H” symbol is repeatedly featured throughout Hektor’s entire design to create a seamless and balanced finish. For those astute enough to notice, the specially designed solid steel bracelet also picks up the unique design element in its precisely chamfered link shape.
In this way, the dial, case and bracelet are perfectly matched to the caliber, and the elegant design is completed with a gently rounded, cushion-shaped crown protection which ensures the watch is as easy to wear as it is to look at.
In-House movement – LANG & HEYNE 33.2
The Lang & Heyne movement 33.2 is immediately recognisable because of its open architecture – a feature distinctive to Hektor. The extra flatform is facilitated by the company’s special eccentric balance and a flying barrel development. Custom parts on the balance cock allow fine adjustment while simultaneously enabling the wearer to see deep into the movement structure. All frame parts and driving train wheels are made of Arcap, a sophisticated non-magnetic material that takes on a special sheen and ultra-clear finish when polished. To enhance durability, other parts such as shafts, screws and levers are made of abrasion-resistant steel. The result is beautifully aesthetic as well as being durable and functional, in line with Lang & Heyne’s watchmaking standards.
Hektor is available as a 99 piece limited edition with 3 dial colour options: anthracite grey, midnight blue, and British racing green.
Each model is finished to Lang & Heyne’s exacting standards and has its own unique appeal so, all you need to do is decide which model best reflects your lifestyle and personality.
Boats, car races, polo… this piece with its luxurious deep green dial is a lifestyle watch for the style savvy.
Case: sapphire glass on top and bottom, solid stainless steel watch bracelet with butterfly folding buckle
Caliber: LANG & HEYNE 33.2
Winding: manual winding
Diameter/Height: 40 mm / 10.95 mm
Band lugs: 24 mm
Clasp: in steel
Water-resistant: up to 5 bar
Function: hour and minute indication, central second
Dial: solid silver in green, shiny bevel, pattern in the centre, appliqués with grooves beneath, appliqués and hands filled with superluminova
Details about the movement
Diameter: 14 Linien (33 mm)
Height: 4.4 mm
Frequency: 21.600 semi-oscillations per hour
Running time: 48 h
Finesses: Shock-proof eccentric balance, flat hairspring, fine adjustment, second hand stop mechanism, gear train in Arcap, 19 rubies
NB: Small parts and movement components may vary depending upon construction parameters.