An Overview of Lange Datograph Watches

A. Lange & Sohne Luxury WatchesLange Datograph watches are presently considered to be must-have timepieces for any avid watch enthusiast or collector.  The Datograph was introduced to the market by A. Lange & Sohne in 1999 and it immediately created a sensation in the luxury watch industry around the world. The aesthetics, functions, and movements of these watches have made it favorite with people who understand and appreciate quality luxury watches.  (The engineers from Lange have recently further improved an already excellent design that has been fascinating the world for more than a decade by creating the Datograph Up & Down, adding a power reserve indication.)

With an 11mm thick and 44mm diameter case, the Lange Datograph is one of the largest watches ever manufactured by Lange. The platinum case is quite heavy for a luxury watch and has been finished with the utmost precision to provide high shine and luster. The case sides are also decorated with brushed finish along the barrel of the case. In spite of being rather large and heavy, it sits very comfortably on the wrist. As is typical of this German watchmaker, the buckles of the Lange Datograph are made out of solid blocks of platinum. The shape of the buckle has been designed in a way that causes minimum deformation of the strap when it is buckled up.

The dial of the Lange Datograph is something to talk about. It is solid silver and blackened by a galvanic process. The sub-dials for second and minute recorder are white. The minute and hour hands are crafted in rhodium finished white gold. The beautiful hands for chrono seconds in the middle are of luminous silver. The solid platinum made crown of Lange Datograph bears the logo of A. Lange & Sohne. The large pushers of these watches are square shaped and made of platinum.

The movement is probably the most important thing to be considered while purchasing a luxury watch. The L951.1 Caliber movement of the Lange Datograph follows the traditional Glashutte pattern.  The amazing movement pattern features a screw compensation balance, micro adjustment system, overcoil hairspring, and chronograph bridges. There is also a jump minute recorder that moves every time one revolution is completed by the chrono seconds hand. Like all Lange watches, this one is also known for its impeccable finishing.

In the new Lange Datograph, Rhodiumed Gold hour markers have replaced three Roman numerals, and the date display aperture has been adjusted by 4%. A larger barrel has also been introduced to generate additional 24 hours of power reserve.