A.Lange & Sohne does not generate as much buzz as other watchmaking companies, but really, it does not have to. Among those in the know who are well after remarkable timepieces rather than the name of manufacturers, the German company is already well-regarded. And how could it not be? Right after the unification of the two Germanys, the then stagnant national watchmaking industry caught up with the pace of neighboring Switzerland in a short span of time, with A. Lange & Sohne among the strongest names. Among its first releases was the Saxonia. The then 34mm watch has since spawned many watches under the collection, with the A.Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin among the most recent.
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Release date: 2016
Price: US$14,800 (38mm), $24,500 (40mm)
The Saxonia Thin sets itself apart from other watches under the collection for its svelte and restrained beauty. Depending on the beholder, the timepiece may either wow or fail to generate attention, although those who react with the latter are missing out on its fine touches. The watch remains faithful to most elements of the very first Saxonia, which is favorable to longtime fans, such as in the hands on the simple dial and the straightforward case.
- Caliber: L093.1
- Frequency: 3Hz/21,600vph
- Winding: Manual
- Functions: Hours and minutes
- Caliber dimensions (diameter x thickness): 28mm x 2.9mm
- Glass: sapphire crystal, both sides
- Power reserve: 72 hours
- Jewels: 21
With the A.Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin, there are no pretensions about its size; the watch is ultra-thin and small that it won’t stick out from under your sleeve or take the spotlight from your ensemble. The simple timepiece is more complementary than loud. Its case is polished beautifully, which is worth checking out, and the lugs are curved, which add to the already light feeling that the svelte watch exhibits. Its crown is small, but winding it causes no frustration. The dial, although simple, is of an impressive design as all elements balance each other, whether it may be the classic hands that go all the way from the original Saxonia to the choice of font for the brand name and make. The effect in readability is positive, as there are no distractions or unnecessary details to obstruct the time. Flipping over the watch reveals a complicated mechanism which is perhaps the opposite of the simplicity of the dial. The caliber used is the same as the movement employed in the original Saxonia, but impressive nevertheless and still found in other coveted and high performing A.Lange & Sohne timepieces.
It can be said that visually, the A.Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin offers nothing new. While the beauty is in the details, it is definitely not for those who want more of an attention-grabbing watch. Marketed for both sexes, it can also turn off potential buyers for its small dimensions which even feels even smaller and thinner when worn.
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