SIHH 2019: Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon in White Gold.

Sep 08, 2019,02:25 AM

The Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon was first issued in 2016, in platinum, in a limited edition of 100 pieces. 

This year, a second version has just been unveiled, in white gold, this time. 

The only other difference, case metal apart, is the color of the dial. Indeed, Lange opted for a dial made in pink gold, with rhodium gold hands and applied indices. 

You also have a discreet power reserve, located between 9 and 10 o' clock, in the tachymetric bezel. 

The dimensions are the same, not too big, with a diameter of 41, 5 mm, but a tad thick , with a height of 14, 6 mm. 

But you have to keep in mind that you have a stop second Tourbillon, a perpetual calendar with moon phase, and a flyback chronograph with jumping minute in the same watch... And a generously sized movement ( 32, 6 x 9 mm ) made of 729 parts, with 59 jewels and 5 screwed gold chatons, including one diamond end stone, with a power reserve of 50 hours.

I can only add that this movement, the Cal 952-2 is a feast for the eyes. Superbly finished and decorated, it also has the good taste to display the superb tourbillon in the back side, for the selfish pleasure of its owner. 

The pusher at ten o' clock allows you to quickly adjust the calendar in a synchronized way. A perpetual calendar you can also set through the recessed correctors on the side case.

Aesthetically, I like the platinum case / black dial combination a lot. It is powerful, not austere at all, elegant. 

The white gold case / rose gold dial is a step above in terms of elegance and class, less powerful. 

In both cases, this is a superb time keeper. The only problem is that the perpetual calendar is not top legible, but it will give you a good excuse to spend more time looking at the dial to get all the informations. 

And  I don't see the point of having luminous in these hands, on such a piece... 

Other than that, without being a novelty, this new iteration has a lot of charm. 

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts, 



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Here I would prefer the black dial version.

 By: jlux : September 8th, 2019-02:49
Goes IMO better with the more austere German design that is typical for Lange. Technically however a horological marvel .

The moonphase

 By: yming : September 8th, 2019-06:11
is kinda out of place i feel.. I suspect the Dato perpetual will look better without the moonphase But 14.6mm is really too thick for such a classical watch

Both are definitely grail pieces, and to me, the most desirable from the entire collection.

 By: Rhyzen : September 8th, 2019-06:33
I agree that luminous hands does seems out of place on such a piece. Else, it is very near perfection.

Black one for me. It looks much more crisp and more elegant.

 By: J K : September 8th, 2019-18:49
But IMHO if someone does like pink dial. l then would pick PP all the way due to its much more balanced dial.

The Holy Beast.

 By: VMM : September 9th, 2019-13:31
That's the new name I'm giving this watch in my mind from now on. Lange at its best, an outstanding timepiece. I know my opinion could look a little unbiased, being a Lange ambassador since 2007 (I have a diploma that says so), but I can't stop worshippin... 

Yeah, you are probably right, that would be a hard choice to make.

 By: VMM : September 9th, 2019-13:54
A perpetual + a Datograph + a Tourbillon, would make a fantastic trio, and much easier to wear. The thickness of the "Holy Beast" is a handicap to have in mind. Anyway, I think that would be "a problem" easy to forget once on my wrist. Vte

This is

 By: Langepedia : September 11th, 2019-07:20
Among my top three favorite Lange watches, ever. That caseback quite possibly houses the best looking movement in the market today. In my IG, I share the caseback a lot less than its front because my amateur photography does not do justice to it. And on t...