One delicately crafted 38.5mm calendar watch by the genius German watchmaker.As with many German engineered goods, notably the mechanical variety such as luxury vehicles and such, the one constant is systematic and deliberate craftsmanship, precision engineering and immaculate layout. From the world of luxury watches in which Switzerland is flooding the market with the many luxury brands which make up this section, this German watchmaker holds his own.
While Lange & Sohne was originally a manufacturer that produced pocket watches until world war . Because their comeback in 1994, they have produced many exceptional watches that are not just automatically virtuous but magnificent when noticed.
The Saxonia Annual Calendar is a perfect example of a luxury watch that welcomes legendary German precision technology using the centuries-old craft of watchmaking, all finished to perfection. A. Lange and Sohne also introduced innovations in their timepieces such as the three-quarter plate which can be seen throughout the transparent Sapphire case back.
Like all Lange Sohne watches, their watches are polished to perfection. In reality, watchmakers in their manufacture have to master two distinct types of polishing fashions and numerous other techniques before they can earn their stripes.
The marvel of the A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Annual Calendar is that it’s hard to choose which side of the situation looks more beautiful. In fact, you can see the majority of the 476 perfectly polished parts through the sapphire crystal on the back of the watch. To get a case just 9.8 millimeters in thickness, fitting that movement to a 38.5 millimeter situation is very striking.
Annual calendars were first introduced by Patek Philippe in the mid 90’s. They’re a watch complication which isn’t too common since many watch enthusiasts choose to dish out more and acquire a perpetual calendar watch like the Richard Lange, The Langematik, or the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar.The perpetual calendar function will not have to be corrected for about another 85 decades or so since every time there’s an interruption in the four year leap year cycle, it needs to be reset. Nonetheless, for a watch that only needs resetting one a year using the slick micro pushers on the face of this watch, the annual calendar is equally as beautiful and prices significantly less.
This stunning annual calendar features the big outsized double pane window just below the twelve o’clock position, a sub-dial for the day of this week in the nine o’clock position, a month sub-dial at the three o’clock position and last but not least, a moon period aperture only above the six o’clock position. Visible through the case back, the caliber L085.1 is the motion which attracts this masterpiece to life. Like every Lange Sohne watches motion, the L0851 at the Saxonia Annual Calendar includes every surface hand decorated providing each watch a flawless, one of a kind finish. This is one of many reasons why a collector would opt for a German luxury opinion of its Swiss counterpart.