A. Lange & Söhne Datograph UP/DOWN – Let me show you four amazing “black and white” pictures

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.

The Datograph was introduced in 1999,  the Datograph UP/DOWN in 2012. These four pictures will show you the Datograph UP/DOWN in a way you have not seen the timepiece before. Just stunning!

 

There is no need to introduce the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph and Datograph UP/DOWN, today both hand-wound chronographs are iconic and much sought after timepieces.

My friends from Lange just sent me these four seductive pictures and I thought you might want to see them too …

 

Ebony and ivory: The DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN harmonises with the black-and-white rapport of the piano keyboard
Ebony and ivory: The A. Lange & Söhne DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN harmonises with the black-and-white rapport of the piano keyboard

 

Classic, 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.
Classic, yet perpetually new: The royal game is a fitting metaphor for the A. Lange & Söhne 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.

 

In the Datograph Up/Down, harmony relies on the interaction of contrasts …

 

Classic, 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.
Classic, yet perpetually new: The royal game is a fitting metaphor for the A. Lange & Söhne 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.
Strength is rooted in composure: In the A. Lange & Söhne 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.

 

Wow!

Perfect pictures!

I like them!

 

As I know you guys are always interested in technical details let me present in brief all you need to know about this A. Lange & Söhne timepiece …

 

DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN Ref. 405.035
Movement Lange manufacture calibre L951.6; manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts 451
Jewels 46
Screwed gold chatons 4
Escapement Lever escapement
Oscillator Shock-resistant balance wheel with eccentric poising weights; balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve 60 hours when fully wound
Functions Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; flyback chronograph with precisely jumping minute counter; power-reserve indicator; outsize date
Operating elements Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, two pushers for operating the chronograph, one rapid-correction pusher for the outsize date
Case dimensions Diameter: 41.0 millimetres; height: 13.1 millimetres
Movement dimensions Diameter: 30.6 millimetres; height: 7.9 millimetres
Case Platinum
Dial Solid silver, black; subsidiary dials argenté
Hands Rhodiumed gold hour and minute hands, luminous; chronograph hand in rhodiumed steel; seconds and minute-counter hands in blued steel
Crystal and back Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Strap Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, blue-grey
Buckle Lange prong buckle in platinum

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  • Why does A. Lange & Söhne use 3 Hz many a time and here for A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down the company is using 2.5 Hz instead of modern 4 Hz?

    Is it because A. Lange & Söhne wants to show that this watch brand is different from other watch brands?

  • They are nice pictures! So, Alexander, what is the up/down feature?
    I did see the Breguet exhibit, man, there is nothing new under the sun shining on watch world. The man did it all.

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