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Introducing: The A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Outsize Date -

Introducing: The A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Outsize Date –

Speedy Take

This is a straightforward watch that really packs a ton of originality into its 38.5mm case. For one thing, the Saxonia family has not had a major date choice (without moonphase) for certain years now, and this model carries that style back alongside another type, the L086.8 (in light of the L086.1 that has been fueling the Saxonia Automatic since 2011. We’re getting the new Saxonia in two styles, one in white gold and one in pink gold, both with dim dark dials and matching dark date circles. As a programmed, time-and-date watch, this is an extraordinary every day wearer and the dull tones sheme makes it even more versatile.

The Original Saxonia

This is a unique model Saxonia, first delivered in 1994, alongside the Lange 1, Arkade, and Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite.” At 34mm, it’s little by the present norms, yet it’s an amazingly rich watch with a slightly particular character. The new Saxonia Outsize Date is kind of its otherworldly successor.

Why This Watch Matters

The unique Saxonia was delivered back in 1994, as a feature of the debut current A. Lange & Söhne assortment. What’s more, amazingly, it looked a ton like this. Certainly, the logo and speedy date set catch were set somewhat better (and the case was a much more modest 34mm), however the soul and usefulness of the watch are a lot of the equivalent. Obviously here you’re getting all the cutting edge Lange technology, including a 72-hour power hold, a twisting rotor with an external platinum mass, and a whiplash spring for exactness adjustments.

Starting Thoughts

I have to say, it’s amazing to see Lange bring back this old top choice, however with the right present day touches. I like that as opposed to going for a yellow gold model with a silvered dial – the self-evident, old-school alternative – the assembling has picked to go with white and pink metals just as the all-dark dial. This is one I’m truly eager to take a stab at during the SIHH and a watch I could undoubtedly see myself wearing on a day by day basis.

The Basics

Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Saxonia Outsize Date
Reference Number: 381.029 (white gold), 381.031 (pink gold)

Diameter: 38.5mm
Thickness: 9.6mm
Case Material: White or pink gold
Dial Color: Black
Indexes: Applied gold batons
Lume: None
Strap/Bracelet: Black gator tie with matching gold prong buckle

Matching the date plates to the dial is one of the subtleties that makes this watch so great.

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber L086.8
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, huge date
Diameter: 30.4mm
Thickness: 5.2mm
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 3.5 Hz (21,600 vph)
Jewels: 40
Total Components: 286
Additional Details: Plates made of untreated German silver, hand-engraved equilibrium cock

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $25,900 in either metal (Prices in USD subject to change because of exchange rates.)
Availability: TBD

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