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

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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, 

Best. 

Nicolas

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jlux September 8th, 2019-02:49
Here I would prefer the black dial version. Goes IMO better with the more austere German design that is typical for Lange. Technically however a horological marvel .
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amanico September 8th, 2019-02:51
Thanks for your input, my friend.  
yming September 8th, 2019-06:11
The moonphase 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
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amanico September 8th, 2019-08:31
To be seen in the real for the thickness. As for the moon phase, yes it is a tad small and maybe without, it would look nicer.  
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Rhyzen September 8th, 2019-06:33
Both are definitely grail pieces, and to me, the most desirable from the entire collection. I agree that luminous hands does seems out of place on such a piece. Else, it is very near perfection.
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amanico September 8th, 2019-08:31
Thanks for your comments, Rhyzen.  
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J K September 8th, 2019-18:49
Black one for me. It looks much more crisp and more elegant. But IMHO if someone does like pink dial. l then would pick PP all the way due to its much more balanced dial.
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amanico September 8th, 2019-22:01
Thanks for commenting, J K.  
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VMM September 9th, 2019-13:31
The Holy Beast. 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... 
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amanico September 9th, 2019-13:38
Gracias for your unbiased opinion, Amigo. The movement is outstanding, but I am always wondering if I don't prefer three separate Lange rather than three watches in one.  
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