October 11, 2015
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!