THE EVOLUTION OF A MODERN CLASSIC
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.