The most famous and magnificent bridge in Saxony, Germany is named ‘Blue Miracle’. On the one hand, it praises the designer’s sophisticated aesthetic design, on the other hand, it also praises the bridge’s light blue tone. Lange introduced the new DATOGRAPH Up / Down platinum watch at the SIHH Geneva Watch & Clock Fair 2012 with the code: 405.035 to pay tribute to the ‘Blue Miracle’ bridge and designers. As we all know, the Lange DATOGRAPH watch has always been a classic of chronographs in people’s minds. It not only has outstanding technical innovations, but also has a well-balanced dial design. Now please analyze the relevant characteristics of this watch with the editor.
The diameter of this case extends to 41 mm and the thickness is 13.1 mm. It is made of platinum with a blue-gray alligator strap and platinum pin buckle, making it more eye-catching on the wrist. The figure below shows the overall function of the dial of the DATOGRAPH Up / Down watch.
This watch inherits the characteristic dial design of ATOGRAPH. The chronograph minute and small seconds dials are at 4 and 8 o’clock, the large calendar window is at 12 o’clock, and the large calendar, minutes and small seconds dial constitute an equilateral triangle. With the black dial to form a sharp contrast, the entire watch layout is symmetrical and beautiful, clear and easy to read.
The rhodium-rod hour markers on the dial replace the earlier Roman numerals II, VI, and X, making the design more concise and the same as the SAXONIA series just revised last year.
At 12 o’clock on the dial, there is a large calendar double window with gold frame. This is Lange’s patented appearance. In addition, the large calendar window of this watch is also enlarged by 4% to match the harmonious proportion of the dial layout in the large case.
Most notably, the watch’s push-button at 10 o’clock can quickly correct the date displayed on the large calendar.
The chronograph minute and small seconds dials are listed at 4 and 8 o’clock on the dial. The buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock on the outside of the case are used to control the start or pause of the chronograph and reset the chronograph; the hands of the two small dials on the dial They are made of blue steel, and every detail is a symbol of the pursuit of perfection.
It is particularly noteworthy that this watch is equipped with a jumping-points indicator device and a flyback function device. During up to 30 minutes of timing, the user can press the case button in real time to instantly turn the timer on. Reset to zero and release the button to start a new timing immediately. This function eliminates the tedious operation of stopping the timing and redesigning the hour hand before starting a new timing.
‘Up / Down’ refers to the power reserve display at the 6 o’clock position of the dial. This is an important new feature of this watch. It allows the wearer to know exactly how much time is left. When the pointer points to the red area after three days, you should wind the watch. Compared to the previous model, Lange used a larger spring to provide an additional 24-hour power reserve.
Through the sapphire crystal case back, you can observe the column wheel that controls the chronograph function, and the hand-carved balance wheel fine adjustment device of the gooseneck spring.
The watch’s L951.6 manual winding movement consists of 451 parts and has 46 gemstone bearings. The vibration frequency is 18000vph / 2.5Hz. The diameter is 30.6 mm and the thickness is 7.9 mm. Each surface is meticulously crafted by hand. The other four screws fixed the gold sleeve, which also showed the exquisite craftsmanship of micro-mechanics for the masterpiece of this time, and repeatedly reflected the brand’s top technological development level.
Accurate jumping points dial: This practical timing function can accurately display the point in time when it stopped. During the continuous time measurement, after 60 seconds, even if the sweep-type chronograph second hand is stopped just after crossing the 60-second scale, the minute dial will still accurately jump to the next scale. In the case of a chronograph with a slow response time on the minute dial, it is usually unknown whether the scoring device has moved. Its patented precision jumping minute plate can accurately read the minute value at any time. The minute circle at the edge of the dial shows the stop time with 1/5 second accuracy.
Speed scale: The outer ring of the watch will be engraved with numbers such as 400/350 in order to decrease. These represent the physical quantity as speed, the unit is km / hour; this bezel is called TACHYMETER (speedometer). How to use: Take vehicles driving on the highway as an example, because the distance indicator is usually set on the highway; when the start point is passed, the stopwatch is started, the stopwatch hand starts to count from 12 o’clock, and when it moves 1 km, it stops. At this moment, the number pointed by the needle is the parity speed of the previous kilometer; for example, there is 60 at 12 o’clock, because if you walk 1 kilometer a minute, the speed is 60 kilometers per hour.
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