The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph wrote a new chapter in watchmaking history when it was first presented in 1999.** Incorporating A. Lange & Söhne’s first in-house chronograph caliber, its technical features such as the column-wheel design, the precisely jumping minute counter, the flyback function and the outsize date defined benchmarks.* Not to mention its gorgeous looks and balanced design.* Unsurprisingly, the Datograph soon developed a cult following.* The Datograph Up/Down, with a power reserve of 60 hours and a power-reserve indicator (“Up/Down” in the watch’s name refers specifically to power reserve) was presented in 2012 to similar acclaim.
In this pictorial, we are treated by A. Lange & Söhne to the puristic black-and-white appeal of the platinum version of its Datograph Up/Down.* The focus on form and contrast has a captivating effect, coming to the fore in juxtapositions with black-and-white objects.* Enjoy!
Ebony and ivory: The DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN harmonises with the black-and-white rapport of the piano keyboardClassic, yet perpetually new: The royal game is a fitting metaphor for the DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN. With its 30-minute counter, it can also be used in blitz chess play. Thanks to the precisely jumping minute counter, the player always knows exactly when the next minute begins. Strength is rooted in composure: In the DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN, the aesthetic equilibrium of the movement is reaffirmed by the harmonious architecture of the dial. The Lange outsize date and the two argenté-coloured subsidiary dials for the seconds and the minute counter form an equilateral triangle.
***Photo credits & thanks:* A. Lange & Söhne

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