The Datograph’s title provides a clue by what it’s possible to expect from this: a chronograph with a date, more specifically, even though the Datograph includes a lot more than exactly that. The chronograph includes a fly-back function, a precisely-jumping minute counter, a fast-set extra-large date and two sub-dials which are very identifiable due to their positioning around the dial.
Between both of these sub-dials is really a power-reserve display that signifies just how much of the 60 hours remains within the single mainspring. Another point that should be pointed out would be that the Lange Datograph Up/Lower has got the smoothest-action chronograph pushers.
Around the wrist, the watch’s amazing dial layout immediately catches the interest. Connoisseurs, obviously, will instantly recognize the Datograph. As well as individuals who’ve never witnessed the Datograph, or may be not really acquainted with this ultra high-end German watch brand, will immediately recognize the sheer beauty, elegance and superbly proportions of the watch, which sits very nicely around the wrist.
The baton hour markers stick out superbly from the matte black dial, along with the tachymeter scale, printed in whitened, which surrounds the dial. The two sub-dials, exhibiting the continual running seconds and also the 30-minute chronograph register, have been in a matte silver color. The hands both in sub-dials have been in warmth-blued steel, only one of the many beautiful particulars.
The platinum case of the A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up/Lower is precisely 41.mm across and 13.1 mm tall. Around the right side would be the signed crown and two pushers for operating the chronograph. The pusher around the left-hand side is perfect for modifying the outsize date.
The case back, with sapphire crystal, protrudes so there’s enough space for that movement’s greatly beautiful “landscape” of bridges, levers and cams. It appears as though this sapphire crystal has additionally been given non-reflective coating, so when searching in the movement you frequently obtain the feeling there isn’t any crystal whatsoever. The Datograph Up/Lower occur a black alligator strap, with leather lining, along with a gray thread that’s sewn by hand.
The Lange Datograph’s movement is Caliber L951.6, which comprises 451 parts as a whole. All bridges along with the mainplate are constructed from without treatment German silver which, with time, will get a little of warm, yellow-colored patina. The whole movement is lavishly finished by hand.
Bridges are tilted and also the angles are polished, the flat surfaces are embellished with Glashütte striping and jewels are occur gold chatons which are fixed by three warmth-blued screws. The steel parts – rockers, levers, cams and also the column wheel – will also be finished by hand, and have an upright graining around the flat surfaces and tilted and polished edges.