A. Lange & Söhne Datograph
In 2004, the German manufacturer created a very special version of one of its most representative models for Pisa: the limited-edition Datograph.
The Lange & Söhne Datograph was launched in 1999 and immediately became one of the leading high-end chronographs, partly thanks to the L951.1 movement made up of a total of 390 components. In 2011, the Saxon manufacturer introduced a new version, with some updates compared to the original series that Pisa’s “Albino” is part of.
The first Datograph series features a manual winding movement with a 39 mm platinum case and takes its name from the two most obvious complications: a big date at 12 o’clock and the chronograph function with a characteristic flyback. In addition, the dial features chronograph small second and minute indicators, with a special instant minute counter. There is button for quickly setting the date on the “middle case” at 10 o’clock.
Only 10 copies were made of the version created for Pisa, which has unique features while maintaining the fundamental characteristics such as the platinum case and applied Roman numerals: above all, the “silvered” dial in contrast with the classic black. Hence the nickname “Albino”. In addition, the numbering from 1 to 10 and the word Pisa are shown on the back of the case, which is mounted on a transparent case back. An exclusive feature of the Albino is the additional solid platinum case back provided along with the guarantee, which bears the original signature of Walter Lange, the great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph, the founder of the manufactory.
Highly popular among both customers and experts in the sector, the limited series was completely sold out.