Great review

Jan 04, 2019,07:39 AM
 

another angle to see data again, but would be even better to have some photos of the lumen effects in the dark to “complete” the review.

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Hands on review of the Lange & Söhne Datograph Up / Down Lumen

 
 By: foversta : January 3rd, 2019-13:11
It is maybe a way to illuminate the long winter nights but Lange & Söhne is used to unveil its "Lumen" watches at the end of the year. The Datograph Up / Down Lumen, which was presented in the last quarter of 2018 is the fourth watch of its kind from ...  

Great review of a lovely piece.

 
 By: russell996 : January 3rd, 2019-14:35
I look forward to seeing one soon.

Thanks Russell! [nt]

 
 By: foversta : January 3rd, 2019-15:16

I have always viewed the Dato U/D as a significant downgrade from the original Datograph.

 
 By: MichaelC : January 3rd, 2019-16:28
No other way to say it, the watch looked much better to my eyes in the smaller case. This version, however, is stunning, and easily my favorite model of the newer reference. I would not have thought a Lumen concept on the Datograph would be successful, bu... 

I have to agree

 
 By: Langeholic : January 3rd, 2019-16:46
The first generation Datograph was sublime, I usually prefer a larger watch, but the Dato belongs in a 39mm case. ALS should have discontinued it there, the up/down has its place, but diluted the datographs legacy in my opinion. I will never forget the fi... 

39mm is the perfect size for this watch [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 6th, 2019-11:41

Well done foversta!

 
 By: M4 : January 3rd, 2019-19:24
Love the watch. Terrific photos. M4

Thanks for the review, I still have to see it in the metal but..

 
 By: Alex83 : January 3rd, 2019-23:29
For much that I appreciate the mighty Dato and find the previous Zeitwerk and L1 Lumen iterations extremely cool and superbly accomplished this one leaves me kind of cold. Not sure if the Dato is not made to me "lumed", or if they just don't got it right.... 

Excellent.

 
 By: VMM : January 3rd, 2019-23:40
Beautiful we can see the many faces this watch has to offer, I like it. Thanks for sharing, FX. Vte

Nice article FX

 
 By: Maltie : January 4th, 2019-03:31
But the watch leaves me kinda indifferent. The first gen Dato was a milestone, the second gen was an attempt to re generate interest, which failed IMHO. This iteration is yet another attempt to restart the Dato engine so to speak. It is time for a complet... 

Word!

 
 By: Langepedia : January 6th, 2019-15:33
Great point of view. And thank you FX again for great review!

+1 [nt]

 
 By: Alex83 : January 22nd, 2019-15:22

Great review Fx

 
 By: emcquillan : January 4th, 2019-06:05
This is a very interesting Dato. I wish it was one that could be easily viewed before committing. I wonder if the lumen dial is a fad that will stand the test of time? Your three wrist shots illustrating the different dial colours in different lights were... 

Great review

 
 By: loccp-1 : January 4th, 2019-07:39
another angle to see data again, but would be even better to have some photos of the lumen effects in the dark to “complete” the review.

Thanks for the terrific review

 
 By: BABKA : January 6th, 2019-01:42
and all those outstanding pics to boot!

This is the Lange I would love to have! [nt]

 
 By: cbb in honor of Chamnong Bhirombhakdi : January 19th, 2019-17:32