That not all pink is created equal became abundantly clear with the introduction of the best quality fake A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon ref.740.056 at the 2019 SIHH. What looks like a perfect salmon color in photos is a slightly different shade of pink in real life.
In the metal, it becomes clear that the dial of the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon has more of a coppery than a pink tone, which is not so surprising as A. Lange & Söhne replica crafted the dial in solid pink gold and did not treat it with a layer of color.
The reason that the dial looks so pink also has to do with the other colors it is combined it with. The white gold case makes the dial appears slightly paler than it actually is (later on in this article, we encounter a watch where the opposite happens). And the blued hands and moon phase disk add to the effect as their bright color softens that of the dial.
A. Lange & Söhne copy watch with salmon dial made the right choice in going for a solid pink gold dial. Not only because it is Lange we are talking about, and such a precious dial suits the brand, but also because it needs the warmer copper tone to bring it all together.
Had luxury copy A. Lange & Söhne opted for a painted dial in a lighter shade of pink, the watch might have looked slightly less spectacular. Especially with pink dials, the particular hue makes all the difference.
Quick Facts Cheap Fake A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Ref. 740.056
Case: 41.5 x 14.6 mm, white gold
Dial: 18-karat pink gold
Movement: manually wound Caliber L952.2 with one-minute tourbillon; 50-hour power reserve, 2.5 Hz/18,000 vph frequency, bridges and plates in German silver, assembled twice, 729 movement parts including a diamond endstone
Functions: hours, minutes; subsidiary seconds; flyback chronograph with precisely jumping minute counter; perpetual calendar with large date, day of week, month, and leap year display; moon phase display; power reserve indicator
Limitation: 100 pieces