Reinterpreting the Datograph
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Reinterpreting the Datograph

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Reinterpreting the Datograph
'Precision In Motion' exhibition at the Hall of Mirrors, Siam Paragon.

The Datograph, born in 1999, was the prelude to a series of 13 innovative timepieces with a chronograph function.

The line-up includes sophisticated models that embody A. Lange & Söhne's prowess in short-time measurement and other complications.

These include Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Mérite; 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar; and the new Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Honeygold Lumen showcased at the "Precision In Motion" exhibition, which runs until Sunday at Hall of Mirrors on Siam Paragon's M Level.

A. Lange & Söhne marks 25 years of the revival of its chronograph tradition with the lustrous reinterpretation of the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon along with a new version of the Datograph Up/Down in white gold with a blue dial.

Telling the time, a huge version of the latter welcomes visitors to explore the exhibition and German haute horlogerie.

The brand actually dates back to 1845 when Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded his workshop in Glashütte, Saxony.

A century later, the main production building was bombed on the last night of World War II. A. Lange & Söhne then fatefully disappeared due to expropriation in 1948.

A master engraver at work.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, fourth-generation Walter Lange brought the company back to life in 1990 and introduced the first four models of the new era in 1994.

These include the Lange 1, Arkade and Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite, whose calibres are on display along with other manufacture movements that illustrate various finishing techniques such as circular graining on wheels and Glashütte ribbing on plates and bridges.

Complementing precision engineering, the art of watchmaking involves decorating each component, whether or not visible through the sapphire crystal, with a specific type of finissage.

Visitors to the exhibition can sign up for demonstration sessions to see the dexterity of a master engraver who has his own style in decorating the balance cock with a floral pattern. Accordingly, the intricate engraving is the artisanal fingerprint that makes each Lange watch unique.

The exhibition is open to the public from 11am to 8pm. Registration can be made at alange-event.com.

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