But it’s not just the Black Dial A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Datograph Up/Down Replica Watch technical and aesthetic virtuosity that’s earned it such universal acclaim – it’s the context it emerged from.A large part of the Datograph’s appeal is the movement, which surpasses mere functional engineering and moves into the realm of sculptural beauty. As you may know, A. Lange & Söhne is a brand with old roots in eastern Germany but it wasn’t until 1994, shortly after reunification, that the brand was reborn in spectacular fashion. Then, in 1999, came the Datograph. The first collection, launching the Lange 1 among others, set the tone of contemporary classicism that has come to define the brand.
It’s also a supremely useful complication on a manually wound A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Datograph Up/Down Replica Watch . Thankfully fears of Lange meddling with perfection were quickly disproved. Instead, the Datograph Up/Down has improved and refined key points of the original design, with a more harmoniously balanced case, a slightly upgraded movement, now with 60 hours of power reserve, and of course that discreet power reserve indicator on the dial. It’s this indicator that gives the Up/Down its name, though the dial text is in the German Ab/Auf.So you can imagine the trepidation when Lange announced an update to the Datograph in 2012, especially when it was revealed that the case was to increase from 39mm to 41mm, while fattening up a little to 13.1mm.
The rear of the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Replica Watch is still a wonder to behold, as each of the 452 components that makes up the Calibre L951.6 move in concert.The dial has also been cleaned up a little, with baton indices replacing the roman numerals.
The A. Lange & Söhne Replica Watch very quickly became a cult object without peer. (Seriously, even Philippe Dufour wears one.First, consider how difficult it is to make an integrated chronograph movement, let alone one with flyback and instantaneous minute jump (as well as a big date). But set that against a backdrop of political and economic turmoil, and Lange’s achievement is nothing short of astonishing.