An overview of A. Lange & Söhne’s stopwatches
In March 2023, A. Lange & Söhne added another milestone to their impressive portfolio of high-end chronographs: the ODYSSEUS CHRONOGRAPH. Since the widely acclaimed premieres of the DATOGRAPH in 1999 and the DOUBLE SPLIT in 2004, the watchmaker has continuously leveraged its expertise in this domain and has developed a total of 13 trailblazing models with stopwatch functions.
Following the successful presentation of the first four wristwatches in October 1994, a proprietary chronograph calibre was at the top of the priority list of A. Lange & Söhne’s product developers. After all, chronographs are a long-standing tradition at Lange. Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the founder of Saxon fine watchmaking, crafted his first chronograph in 1868. It had a single pusher that allowed the chronograph hand to be started, stopped and reset to zero. So, the benchmark was ambitious. The new calibre would have to live up to the brand’s traditionally innovative spirit and establish new standards in contemporary precision watchmaking.
Because of the unique way in which it merges sophisticated technology and eloquent design, the DATOGRAPH became the symbol of the manufactory’s quest for innovation. Today, its movement is considered by industry experts and connoisseurs to be one of the most beautiful chronograph calibres. Following its successful debut in 1999, Lange established a series of further milestones in chronograph design.