anyhoot, Lange had their pieces in Singapore before they headed out to HK and this was from my visit down mid-Sep to their Ion boutique to check them out. now i do really like some Lange & Söhne timepieces alot. i have often looked at the original(and to me better) Datograph LINK and considered it... before buying something else. it was not only that, at that point in time, i had my eye on another piece but also that i am not much of a dress up guy(or dress watch guy) and have an overall preference for more unique and/or sporty watches which are versatile. of late, with the ever increasing watch prices, it just keeps on getting further out of reach for folks without loadsamoney. iPhone shots follow as that was what i had with me then but i did choose the best amongst them to share my thoughts on the pieces below.
(44.2mm * 13.1mm) - my thoughts on this piece? it is pretty darn big and it chimed a a little softly
and i found it hard to take the plat off my wrist.. till i heard the list price was S$82,600!
dress watches that are super huge'. 41, maybe even 42, max perhaps but 45.5... that's panerai territory
the dial is also a bit of a miss for me personally as it seems a little busy visually
from Lange's site on the moon phase: "In slightly more than 29.5 days, the moon orbits the earth once – in an anti-clockwise direction. A planetary wheel train assures that the moon phase is always correctly displayed. The mechanism is engineered to such a high degree of accuracy that it takes 1058 years before a correction by one day is required. In the middle of the celestial disc, the earth disc rotates through 360 degrees once a day. It is daytime on the half that faces the sun (the balance) and night-time on the other. The peripheral 24-hour scale provides a rough time-of-day reference for regions in the northern hemisphere."
It eliminates all non-blue colour spectra in the incident light. The result is an intensely blue colour surface on which
the 382 sharply contoured stars stand out in vibrant contrast. The diameter of the smallest stars is a scant
0.07 millimetres – less than that of a human hair.
list price is S$82,600 for plat. Pink Gold is S$63k [note: 3rd gen regular 1815s at 38.5mm are
S$32,400k for the golds and S$34,200 for the palladium. 2nd gen 40mm 1815s are S$32,600]