DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON
ART AND MATTER
Can you improve on a watch that already has an outstanding technical personality and a wonderful style? You just need to see this limited series to see it’s possible.
In the A. Lange & Söhne collections, the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon is an exceptional model that connoisseurs have been in love with since 2016. The dial elements include a large perpetual date and moon phases that will be accurate for 122.6 years, along with the power-reserve display and a tourbillon with a stop-seconds mechanism. The watch can also measure split times with a chronograph flyback function and a precisely jumping minute counter. All these data are shown on a dial housed in a 41.5mm-wide case made of white gold. The high standards of the German watchmakers are the guarantee of a harmonious layout and excellent readability. The version unveiled at the 2019 SIHH in Geneva has a different design and a new dial colour. Frills have no place in the German brand’s work and nor has banality. Elsewhere, the dial would probably be described as a pink salmon colour. Here the perfect use of solid pink gold shows off all the nobility of the material. The timepiece touches on the sublime.
While the case stands out with its attractions, the components in the hand-made calibre L952.2 also catch the eye with their design and varied surfaces. Once fully wound, the complex hand-wound movement made up of 729 pieces provides 50 hours of power reserve.
The limited edition of 100 pieces comes with a hand-sewn, dark brown alligator leather strap with a tang buckle.
Price: 285,000 EUR
By Dan Diaconu
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