I did not look into the manual...
As I did not expect such a kind of nonsense design (seen from the perspective of an analogue photographer).
Keep it simple:
That aperture control bar is just an accessory and can be taken off, then it looks like a pure mechanical shutter except for that battery case.
I did't look into the manual either - with the exception of the sheme on page 4 - so maybe I'm wrong as the design seems strange indeed.
Their lifetime warranty may not include the shutter. Back in 1997 when I bought a new 120 mm Schneider Super Symmar HM in a Copal shutter, Schneider had a "lifetime" guarantee but it explicitly excluded the shutter.
Originally Posted by miha
Just grabbed the warranty card from a 135 Apo-Sironar-S that was imported by Rodenstock's authorized US distributor, HP Marketing. The lifetime warranty is for the "lens"; a three-year warranty is provided for any shutter sold with the lens.
Originally Posted by David Lindquist