Lange A. LANGE & SÖHNE watchmaking always feels meticulous, scrupulous. If other top watch factories, they often have nothing to say about watchmaking skills, experience and technology, but relatively Easily constrained by traditional burdens, too much adherence to the so-called traditional aesthetics, there will also be a sense of stereotypes over time, so some people think that the watches produced by these manufacturers are too old-fashioned, lacking creativity. However, Lange recently launched a limited-edition Saxonia calendar. It uses a platinum case with a gray dial, and the royal blue of the strap has the impression of being ‘old-school’. This shows that the brand has noticed market demand. Seeking some innovative changes.
Lange launches US limited edition of Saxonia’s annual calendar, notable for its faceplate color and the use of a brighter band
Of course, the Saxonia series originally had a small three-pin style with a gray surface, but this calendar is not only a gray face plate, but it is also the brand’s first new student to present a big date in white on a gray background. As for the bright blue crocodile leather strap of the watch, considering the matching with the background of the moon phase plate, it is actually more suitable for this calendar than expected. Another difference from this version is the modification of the micro-automatic plate. This time Lange used black rhodium plating on the concave grain on the surface of the automatic plate. Therefore, the micro-automatic plate is on the bottom plate of the movement and the silver of the plate. The yellow tone will stand out more.
L085.1 SAX-0-MAT automatic movement specially applies black rhodium plating on the micro-automatic disc in this limited edition, which appears more presence against the light background of the movement
The movement of the limited edition of the Saxonia Almanac in the United States is the same as the general version of the L085.1 SAX-0-MAT automatic movement. It has a power reserve of 46 hours and a vibration frequency of 21,600 vph. In addition, the movement also has a second hand reset mechanism. This means that when the wearer pulls out the crown, the second hand will return to the zero second position, making the time more precise.
A closer look at the three-dimensional effect of the micro-automatic dial lettering and the fineness of the rhodium-plated grain pattern fully demonstrates the style of a Lange-style watchmaker.
Regarding the regional limited edition, maybe this one can be made more detailed and more thorough-for example, instead of just changing the color of the faceplate, it can integrate the regional limited features into the design details. Also use this limited watch to try the water temperature first. Maybe in the future, the brand will launch more colorful and more avant-garde works. Maybe. This limited edition of the Saxonia Almanac is limited to 25 and is only available in specialty stores in New York, Miami and Costa Mesa.
Saxonia Almanac US Limited Edition
18K white gold material / L085.1 SAX-0-MAT self-winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, big date, day of the week, month display / calendar function / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / diameter 38.5mm / USA Limited, limited to 25 pieces