Off the Cuff: A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic

January 07, 2013 | by —Roberta Naas, atimelyperspective.com | Watches


LEFT: The stunning dial of the Saxonia Automatic. RIGHT: Back of the Saxonia Automatic.

Recently, on a three-continent tour with A. Lange & Sohne to witness its newest boutique openings, I had the amazing opportunity to spend the week with the Ladies Saxonia Automatic on my wrist. This watch is beautiful—simply, elegantly, comfortably beautiful.

The 18-karat pink gold watch houses Lange manufacture caliber L086.4 self-winding movement with 209 parts and 31 jewels. Made of untreated German silver, the movement is lavishly and meticulously hand engraved—and visible via the sapphire case back. This proved to be a slight problem for watch-loving me, who kept wanting to take the watch off and look at the movement. It offers 72 hours of power reserve when fully wound and that was just fine—as this was a watch I didn’t want to take off my wrist.

From the dial side, the watch is equally as beautiful thanks to the soft-hued pink gold, meticulously set with diamonds on the case and featuring a solid silver white tint faced with mother-of-pearl dial. The watch has a very legible sub-seconds dial with stop seconds on it, and—thanks to the movement and the great Lange & Sohne craftsmanship—it runs like a dream. Beautifully appointed with a hand-stitched white croco strap, the watch is fantastic for day wear and night wear! It retails for $43,100.

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