Let us go back to the very beginning of SIHH 2015. We at Monochrome Watches previously presented the Datograph Up/Down in its rose-gold edition, which was a reissue of an older watch. Indeed, the first execution of the Datograph (not the Up/Down) was already available in this rose gold/black dial combination. Well, A. Lange & Söhne is now using the exact same recipe for the Datograph Perpetual. The combination of a white gold case and a medium gray dial already existed in the very first edition of the Datograph Perpetual, between 2008 and 2011.
Since its debut, the Datograph Perpetual has been slightly updated. It now comes without Roman numerals, instead featuring only baton hour markers, just like the 18K rose gold/white dial edition. The case, however, remains exactly the same, with a 41-mm diameter just like that of the Datograph Up/Down. The main evolution is the use of white metal for the case and medium grey for the dial, a colder and (perhaps) sportier scheme compared with the classical rose gold/white dial version. This combination completely changes the look of the Datograph Perpetual and creates a totally new attitude. The color of the dial is extremely pleasant, changing from a light grey to a deep anthracite, depending on the lighting. Of course, it is more neutral than the rose gold edition, but it never loses its charm. For us, it even gains a bit of sex appeal.