A. Lange and Sohne Unveils Saxonia Annual Calendar Watch at SIHH 2010

Jan 28, 2010
At SIHH 2010, A. Lange & Sohne was pleased to unveil its new beautiful timepiece - the Saxonia Annual Calendar watch.

The classical timepiece demonstrates a perfectly balanced layout of the brands signature oversized date, days of the week and months presented via pointer indications. You will also notice a moon phase indication with a small seconds display. The owner of the elegant annual calendar watch will have to adjust the date displays just once a year, in February.

The case of the new A. Lange & Sohne watch, 38.5mm in diameter, is sculptured from 18K pink or white gold.

The solid silver dial pleases the eye with its timeless elegance. The dial is completed with applied hour indices in polished gold, and refined blued steel hands for the calendar and time indications. The zest of the dial is the supremely moon phase disc found at 6 o'clock reflecting all the symbolic charm of the classic watchmaking complication.

The case incorporates a polished bezel and polished lugs. The contrastingly brushed case flanks feature three corrector pieces, with two of them positioned on the left and one on the right. The corrector pieces are to be used for adjusting the calendar displays and moon disc. As for the moon phase display, if the watch were to run continuously, it would require 122 years before the display would deviate from astronomic reality by just one day.

Both the front and back of the timepiece are protected by sapphire crystals.

The Saxonia Annual Calendar watch accommodates a self-winding manufacture movement the L085.1 Caliber that boasts fine craftsmanship. The 476-component movement incorporates a bidirectional three-quarter rotor crafted in 21K gold and centrifugal mass in platinum. The rotor shows off the brand signature in relief.

True watch connoisseurs will surely admire exclusive finishing of the movement. The bridges sculptured in German silver catch the glance by their ribbed finish and blued screws. The escape wheel bridge demonstrates a black polished cover plate, and the balance cock boasts sophisticated hand engraving and a beautiful swan-neck fine adjustment spring.

The balance wheel, provided with screws on its rim, performs 21,600 oscillations per hour. The movement gives an advantage of a 46-hour power-reserve. The technical peculiarity of the caliber is the smart "zero reset" system, really useful for precise setting of the timepiece. It moves the seconds hand precisely back to zero as soon as the wearer of the watch withdraws the crown.

The A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Annual Calendar watch is coupled with an elegant hand-stitched crocodile leather strap equipped with a massive engraved Lange prong buckle in white or pink gold.

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