For a decade now, A. Lange & Sohne has demonstrated the epitome of fine German watchmaking with its exceptional Datograph chronograph with column-wheel control, flyback mechanism and precise jumping minute counter. The alluring harmonious balance of the watch dial is also a great feat, as it packs many functions into a fine look: the outsized date and two subsidiary dials form a triangular appeal. Now the brand unveils the Datograph Up/Down, a watch with 60 hours of power reserve and an up/down (high/low) power reserve indicator at 6:00 on the dial.
While the watch is wonderful to behold, lovers of fine German engineering may find this video even more fascinating. It depicts the extraordinary testing by A. Lange & Sohne of the pushpieces – demonstrating a hundred year’s worth of wear on the wrist – testing the pushpieces 50,000 times! Gotta see it!