With its new edition of a beautiful Saxonia Annual Calendar watch, A.Lange & Söhne once again presented a perfect balance between classic elegance, luxury and high-end functionality. This time, the renowned model comes in nicely polished platinum, featuring annual calendar and moon-phase indications on its stylish, perfectly readable dial. Adding to this a stunning inner-work which is revealed through a sapphire crystal case-back, a highly positive impression about this watch is completed.
Made of platinum, the round case of the Saxonia Annual Calendar watch has the diameter of 38.5 mm and the thickness of just 9.8 mm which seem like appropriate dimensions for an elegant man’s timepiece. A highly polished bezel frames the matching, rhodiumed solid silver dial that features tiny applied hour markers and three sub-dials. The one at the 9 o’clock position shows days of the week, the second one, located at the 3 o’clock position, indicates months and finally, the sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position serves both as the moon-phase indicator and a small seconds counter. At the 12 o’clock position, there is a double date window. Blued steel hands provide a nice visual effect and perfect readability.
The mechanism requires only one adjustment of the date per year, while the highly precise moon-phase indicator needs the correction of one day every 122 years. The mechanism that ensures this exceptional functionality is an in-house Calibre L085.1 SAX-0-MAT with patented ZERO-RESET function. This self-winding movement generates power by the bi-directionally winding rotor crafted in 21 karat gold, with a centrifugal mass in platinum on the outer edge for additional level of inertia.
Beautifully decorated and assembled by hand of 476 components, this great mechanism also features a three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, a reversing and reduction gear with four ball bearings, a shock-resistant screw balance and a balance cock engraved by hand. It oscillates at the frequency of 21,600 beats per hour and provides 46 hours of power-reserve.
A.Lange & Söhne Saxonia Annual Calendar Platinum watch comes with a hand-stitched, brown crocodile strap with a Lange prong buckle in platinum.