Friday, November 08, 2013
The original A. Lange & Sohne Datograph released in 1999 has been hailed by watch enthusiasts and serious collections as the quintessential chronograph. The watch’s impressive technical features and matching harmonious aesthetics in its dial made the Datograph a classic horology icon. Roughly a decade of unfaltering success afterwards, the nearly 200 year old Saxon watchmaking company took a bold step and reinvented the Datograph with the release of the new A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up/Down Men’s Wristwatch. The uncluttered elegance of the aesthetics and loaded functionality that has made the first model famous remains the essential characteristics of the new Datograph. Noticeably, the newer incarnation bears a bigger case and dial, taking on extra prominence on the wrist while providing its wearer with a much more comfortable fit. The Up/Down designation of the watch is attributed to its new function – a power reserve indicator at six o’clock that reliably shows how much of the 60-hour power reserve there is to spare. This is surely one watch that will never leave you hanging in midstride.
Shreve & Co is an authorized retailer for A. Lange & Sohne.