THE EVO­LU­TION OF A MOD­ERN CLAS­SIC

The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - The Power of 3 -

SINCE ITS IN­TRO­DUC­TION, THE DATO­GRAPH HAS ES­TAB­LISHED IT­SELF AS A STAN­DARD FOR HIGH-END CHRONO­GRAPHS. THE DATO­GRAPH PER­PET­UAL TOUR­BIL­LON IS THE FAM­ILY’S FOURTH AND MOST RE­CENT IT­ER­A­TION. HERE ARE ITS OTHER VER­SIONS. 1999 DATO­GRAPH Four years af­ter A. Lange & Sohne is re­launched, the man­u­fac­ture un­veils the Dato­graph. Boast­ing the first in­house chrono­graph move­ment in the world of fine watchmaking, the col­umn- wheel chrono­graph with a fly­back func­tion and a pre­cisely jump­ing minute counter – cou­pled with the brand’s sig­na­ture out­sized date – bowls over the horo­log­i­cal world. 2006 DATO­GRAPH PER­PET­UAL The Dato­graph Per­pet­ual sees the brand’s chrono­graph up­dated with a per­pet­ual cal­en­dar, and it is launched in a plat­inum case. A 2010 pink- gold up­date sees the dial slightly re­vised for a greater con­trast be­tween the dial and the hands and in­dexes. In 2015, the brand re­leases a white- gold ver­sion of the watch. 2012 DATO­GRAPH UP/DOWN The Dato­graph gets a power boost with the Dato­graph Up/ Down, and it shows off its 60-hour en­ergy store (ver­sus the orig­i­nal Dato­graph’s 36 hours) with a power re­serve dis­play. “Up/ Down”, by the way, is Lange’s name for its power re­serve in­di­ca­tors. The Dato­graph Up/ Down also houses a pro­pri­etary os­cil­la­tion sys­tem fea­tur­ing a bal­ance wheel and hair­spring crafted by Lange.

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