A Lange & Sohne Datograph Up/Down Mens Watch
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A Lange & Sohne
Black with silver sub-dials
Manual Wind COSC
Lange Caliber L951.6 (18,000vph, 451 parts, Lever escapement)
Hours, Minutes, Outsize date, Flyback Chronograph, Power-reserve indicator
Flyback chronograph. 30-minute totalizer at 4 o'clock. 1/5 second center sweep seconds. Instantaneous reset-to-zero activated by lower chronograph push-piece
Sapphire - Anti Reflective
Sapphire Crystal Display Back secured by 6 screws
Screw-in Platinum fluted crown
Automatic Large Date at 12 o'clock
60-hour power reserve
Watch Bracelet / Strap Material:
Leather - Black Crocodile with white stitching
Watch Clasp Material:
Platinum Tang Buckle, engraved
Watch Bracelet Width:
18.0 - 20.0 mm
ORIGINAL LANGE WARRANTY
For more than a decade, A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph was considered by many to be the quintessential chronograph. On the one hand, it was because of its technical features, on the other because of the unparalleled harmony of its dial. With a number of enhancements, Lange’s engineers are now proving that excellence can be taken a step further. With a power reserve extended to 60 hours, a power-reserve indicator, and a proprietary oscillation system, the new Datograph Up/Down shines in a platinum case enlarged to a diameter of 41 millimeters.
When it was first presented in 1999, the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph already attracted global attention. With its sophisticated technology and subtly balanced design, it clearly stood out from the masses of timepieces with stopwatch functions. The classic column-wheel calibre with a precisely jumping minute counter and flyback function united the cardinal virtues of an exemplary chronograph in a movement of peerless mechanical eloquence and aesthetic appeal. These internal assets were complemented on the outside by the harmony of the dial ensemble: forming an equilateral triangle, the Lange outsize date and the two bright subsidiary dials for the seconds and the minute counter contrasted well against the black dial, assuring superb legibility.
The new Datograph Up/Down embodies all these features as well. Additionally, Lange’s engineers and product designers worked intensely to refine it further. What meets the eye first is the larger case. With a diameter increased to 41 millimetres, this timepiece gains extra prominence on the wrist. Rhodiumed gold baton hour markers on the dial – they also replace the former Roman numerals II, VI, and X – emphasize its clear design and identify the watch as a member of the Saxonia family that was just revised last year. A small detail is typical of the perfectionism pursued at Lange: The aperture of the date display was adjusted to match the bigger size of the case. It was enlarged by four percent to preserve the balanced proportions of the dial architecture.
The designation “Up/Down” in its name refers to an additional function: A power-reserve indicator at 6 o’clock reliably tells the owner how much of the extended 60-hour running time remains available. Only when the hand enters the red zone on the third day will it be necessary to supply the calibre L951.6 movement with fresh energy. The 24 extra power-reserve hours versus the previous model were achieved mainly with a larger mainspring barrel.
The large balance developed by Lange and crafted in-house has six eccentric poising weights that can be very precisely adjusted to fine-tune its rate accuracy. It is powered by a balance spring, also developed and crafted on site by Lange. To assure optimised rate values at its classical frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per ￼hour, the spring is scrupulously matched to the characteristic of the movement.
About A Lange & Sohne
A. Lange & Söhne was first established in 1845 by Adolph Lange in Glasshutte. The firm established itself as makers of distinctive and fine timepieces - its pocket watches were prized by European gentry. Following the Second World War, the Lange factory was seized by what was then East Germany. Walter Lange, the company's heir fled. It was only after the German reunification in 1990, that the founder's great grandson, Walter Lange, began reviving the company. With funding from LMH, the newly reformed company set out to restore its fine watchmaking tradition. The company was sold to the luxury conglomerate Richemont in July 2000. Although its watch parts may be cut with exceptional precision by the most advanced computer-aided machine tools, they are still finished, decorated and engraved by the skilled hands of some of the world's finest watchmakers.
In 1994, Lange debuted what is perhaps its most iconic watch, the Lange 1 together with the Saxonia, Arkade and Tourbillon Pour le Merite series. The Lange 1 features an off-center hour and minutes dial, a sub-seconds dial and a large date. In 1997, Lange Uhren GmbH presents the Langematik to the world, impressing the watch cognoscenti. 1999 brings the Datograph to Lange's growing adherents. It sets new standards in watch finishing and timekeeping. In 2007, A Lange & Sohne presents the Lange 31, a watch featuring a 31-day power reserve with constant power output.
This watch is the A Lange & Sohne Datograph Up/Down 405.035.
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brand new, unworn condition with all manufacturer documentation and packaging.
Package contains watch manufacturer's certificate of authenticity (if such certificate is applicable,
and provided by the manufacturer), tags, stickers, boxes, and user manuals.
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We will gladly accept returns within 30 days of receipt of delivery. Watches must be returned to us in
brand new, unworn and undamaged condition. All domestic purchases showing as "In Stock" under $3000 will
receive a full refund minus shipping fees. A 10% restocking fee will apply on all other orders.
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Two Year Warranty
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an Authorized A Lange & Sohne Watch Dealer and is not affiliated with A Lange & Sohne. Authorized dealers are not permitted
to discount or sell watches on the Internet. For this reason, we choose not to be authorized watch dealers
for many of the brands that we sell.
Since we are not authorized dealers for many of the watch manufacturers, we may be unable to ship the original
watch manufacturers warranty. In all cases, however, we provide a Two Year Gemnation Warranty (active from the
date of purchase).
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model of watch that we sell. If we can supply the original warranty we provide this information in the individual
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