A. Lange & Sohne – Saxonia Thin White Gold

by Admin on March 12, 2012

in A. Lange & Sohne, Designer Watch Reviews, Exclusive Watch Reviews, Latest Reviews, Product Information

An Elegant Addition: The SAXONIA THIN in White Gold

The thinnest A. Lange & Söhne watch is now also available in white gold, new for 2012.

Just last year, the restyled and expanded SAXONIA watch family was enriched with a slender newcomer, Measuring merely 5.9 millimetres in height, the Saxonia Thin is the slimmest watch ever crafted by the Saxon manufactory. uptil now this exceptional timepiece has only been available in pink gold only, but for 2012 this model now comes in a noble white-gold version too.

The watch has a stately and harmonious presence on the wrist. A focus on the essence is the key asset of the Saxonia Thin, two svelte lancet hands for the hours and minutes as well as twelve delicate baton hour markers on the argenté-coloured solid-silver dial are all it takes for a lucid and precise indication of time. But despite its minimalistic face, it is recognisable as an A. Lange & Söhne watch at first sight.

The Saxonia Thin White Gold enriches A. Lange & Söhne’s SAXONIA watch family with an exceptionally slender model that radiates the line’s typical hallmarks: traditional lucidity and classic elegance. With a case diameter of 40.0 millimetres, it is a scant 5.9 millimetres high; it is the thinnest watch ever crafted by Lange so far. Its true grandeur lies in its focus on the essence: the display of time in hours and minutes.

The Saxonia Thin is an impressive timepiece not only because of its elegant, classic proportions but also by virtue of its intrinsic values. A. Lange & Söhne developed the manually wound calibre L093.1 movement explicitly to achieve a slender silhouette. To limit the calibre height to 2.9 millimetres, each part had to be reduced to its absolutely necessary dimensions. Nonetheless, no compromise was tolerated, neither as regards reliability nor with respect to persever­ance: when fully wound, the watch will run for 72 hours.

Needless to say, the movement is endowed with all the typical quality hall­marks of the brand. This includes the meticulous artisanal finissage of all parts beneath the three-quarter plate in untreated German silver, which itself is decorated with Glashütte ribbing. Developed by Ferdinand A. Lange as far back as 1864, the basic shape of the plate optimises the stability of the movement and at the same time affords an unobstructed view of the hand-engraved balance cock and the index­less oscillator. A balance spring manu­fac­tured in-house times the shock-resistant screw balance to beat at a fre­quency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour. The solarised wheels of the wind­ing train, as prominently integrated in the plate as are the three gold chatons secured with thermally blued screws, contribute to the gracefulness of the movement.

 

Model in 18-carat pink gold Reference 211.032

Movement: Calibre L093.1. Manually wound.
Hours and minutes. 72 hours power reserve.
Dial: Solid silver, argenté. Hands: Pink gold.
Case: Diameter 40.0 mm. Height 5.9 mm.
Sapphire-crystal glass and caseback.
Hand-stitched crocodile strap.

Model in 18-carat white gold Reference 211.026

Movement: Calibre L093.1. Manually wound.
Hours and minutes. 72 hours power reserve.
Dial: Solid silver, argenté. Hands: Rhodiumed gold.
Case: Diameter 40.0 mm. Height 5.9 mm.
Sapphire-crystal glass and caseback.
Hand-stitched crocodile strap.

 

 

Share

Previous post:

Next post: