The Datograph. It’s a watch that gets collectors salivating, clamouring to get hold of – and now Lange has answered their prayers. Take a look at the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down ‘Lumen’ and tell me you don’t want it too.
Previous Datographs have been handsome in the vein of Langes gone before, simple, classical, Saxon craftsmanship. The latest instalment however is anything but traditional. Sure, the 41mm platinum case is more of the same (no bad thing) but the dial is something you’d never expect from the Glashutte watchmaker.
In the light, you can see clear through the smoked sapphire dial to the L951.7 movement underneath, but in the dark it miraculously lights up. The entire chapter ring glows in a subdued yet clearly-visible green, while the hands, date window, subdials and power reserve all light up like an alien sun.
The Datograph Up/Down follows in the same vein as a couple of previous Lange models, with that combination of smoked sapphire and lume. But where the Zeitwerk and Grand Lange 1 were cool, but this is a datograph. This is a collector’s edition of a collector’s watch. It’s the real deal.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that it’s a strictly limited piece, though to be fair 200 isn’t that limited a number for Lange. Not that they’ll actually be able to meet demand of course; if you’re not on the waiting list for the Datograph Up/Down ‘Lumen’ quite yet, you might want to register your interest now. And I mean right now. You wouldn’t want to miss it.
Price & Specs:
- Model name: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down ‘Lumen’ (Ref. 405.034)
- Dial/Case: 41mm x 13.4mm, platinum case
- Movement: Caliber L951.7, manually wound
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, power reserve indicator
Power reserve: 60 hours
- Price: $100,500, limited edition of 200 pieces
More at: www.alange-soehne.com