Lange & Sohne Datograph 1st generation, rose gold / black dial.

Feb 05, 2024,10:06 AM

Isn't that what we call the " Dufourgraph "? 

Whatever is its nickname, I must confess that, even for a non colored metal fan like me, I find it extremely attractive. 

And, as always, the movement is a feast for the eyes. 



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Looks super pretty on the back.

 By: indignantdenial : February 5th, 2024-10:15
I've never been quite sure about the dial of the Dato 1st gen. But the movement is such a feast. Very iconic watch!

My feeling, too.

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2024-16:37

Beautiful pics of a fantastic watch.

 By: smironov : February 5th, 2024-12:11
I find interesting how often people like this rose gold/black dial combo, while reasonably similar Patek's 5070j yellow/black is often considered too bright and hard to wear.

I recall RG/black dial Gen1 Dato was relatively popular before it was associated with Dufour

 By: CR : February 6th, 2024-13:09
These never sat around at (former) ADs for very long. Many people prefer a black dial. And RG is more popular than YG in general, of course. The YG/black dial Gen1 Dato ("Yellowjacket") would not have been very popular if Lange had made more than a few do... 

Here is one my friend.

 By: CR : February 8th, 2024-04:38

Hey, quite cool looking!

 By: amanico : February 8th, 2024-07:31

Well said.

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2024-09:25

Love the datograph

 By: Derreck : February 5th, 2024-12:33
Although I prefer it in white metal, this iteration is beautiful too. This is the watch I’d like to wear when I’m a bit older, such a stately and imposing piece.

Very same for me, too.

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2024-16:38

Thank you mon ami

 By: Derreck : February 5th, 2024-17:38


 By: amanico : February 5th, 2024-18:05

Yes. Absolutely.

 By: amanico : February 6th, 2024-10:48

Love for the first gen.

 By: systematic.entropy : February 5th, 2024-15:14
When the original Dato was available new, I was not open to the case size, it just seemed too small for me. When the newer Up/Down was released, I was smitten. The case size seemed more wearable to me, and the proportions seemed better. Now, that I am fin... 

My tastes changed as well.

 By: CR : February 5th, 2024-21:32
For more than a decade after the Datograph was launched, I never loved its dial. It was too cluttered for me, and I'm not a big fan of chronograph dials in any case. But then I found myself increasingly drawn to the Gen1 Dato, and I've always preferred Ge... 

Amazing version of the Dato

 By: vitalsigns : February 5th, 2024-15:43
For once it would be hard to chose between the P and the R versions. The R "pops" so much. So eye-catching. John

Wonderful pictures Nico! Thanks!

 By: jlc.thomsen : February 5th, 2024-17:23
The funny twist on the Dufour graph story is that Dufour actually preferred the pt version, but couldn’t afford it at the time.

Yes true.

 By: hora12reborn : February 5th, 2024-19:45

That is a funny twist! My first milestone piece!

 By: Darron : February 9th, 2024-13:37
I would love to see the Pisa version and this one in the metal.

Me too, the Pisa!

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2024-16:55


 By: amanico : February 5th, 2024-21:13

Matter of taste. I prefer the Daytona in steel and the

 By: hora12reborn : February 7th, 2024-18:16
Explorer II with the white dial over the black one😄

I see!

 By: amanico : February 7th, 2024-21:51

Thanks for looking, I.

 By: amanico : February 6th, 2024-07:51

Just looked at one this week in person.

 By: MDT : February 7th, 2024-19:44
Stunning surprise how lovely it was

Really bewitching.

 By: amanico : February 7th, 2024-21:50