Review of A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up/Down

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This is one of those watches, which I was very glad to see at SIHH 2012. It was presented an updated version of & and Sohne Lange and A. The Datograph, called Datograph the Up / Down The (although initially it was called in Germany Datograph AUF / AB). The original Datograph was so named because it has a large date indicator and 30-minute chronograph. For me, the combination of light silver and black colors on the dial, in addition to the symmetry of the arrangement, makes this watch delicious. A high-contrast chronograph Subdials, along with a large date display, made watches are very convenient for perception.

Key features of A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up / Down:

  • Smart dial
  • 41.0 mm in diameter and 13.1 mm in height case
  • Calibre L951.6 movement
  • weight: 155 gm


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For about a decade, fans of Lange asked the German mark Datograph republish or invent something new, but nevertheless similar to this model. In 2012, Lange was released hours, evolving from the original clock (with some modernization), satisfy the requirements of all kinds of public.

In 2012, A. Lange & Sohne Datograph increased in diameter to 41 mm. It is only 2 mm more than the previous hours, but all the same, size here matters. The thickness of the same model is sufficient to be noticeable 13.1 mm.

On the wrist watches, A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up / down felt very comfortable and seem more than appropriate. 39 mm-width I, personally, for my taste, was too small. Looking at the clock mechanisms through the sapphire glass back cover, you get the feeling of a certain depth. All movement looks very three-dimensional.

In addition to increasing the size of a manual winding mechanism of increased headroom added, compared to the original model – up to 60 hours. Power reserve indicator is also added. This latter improvement is very useful to have in any watch with manual winding. Incidentally, brand A. Lange & Sohne he developed power reserve indicator. This panel is pretty tiny but useful.

Set of elements in the A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up / down a pretty high-quality watch. The arrows in the model fluorescent, plus they have a high contrast ratio for easy reading at any time.

The model is made of platinum, to make the clock closer to the class of ultra-lux. Perhaps in future the brand A. Lange & Sohne release and gold model. Water resistance to 30 meters. Harmoniously with the clock looks black alligator strap with a platinum insert, with blue-gray stitching. I am sure that the model would look good and on the bracelet. I suspect there is a chance that this will happen in the near future.

Price watches A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up / down is $ 95,000.

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