The redesigned SAXONIA family from German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne welcomes an exceptionally slender model, the SAXONIA THIN.
With a 40mm diameter and 5.9mm thick pink gold case, it is the flattest timepiece crafted so far by the venerable Saxon manufactory. It displays the time in hours and minutes, nothing more.
From the aesthetic perspective, the SAXONIA THIN celebrates the fundamental values of A. Lange & Söhne with the hallmarks that characterize the SAXONIA collection, including a slender and decidedly elegant case as well as a pure solid-silver argenté dial.
The balanced configuration of the few key style elements – a succinct minute scale, svelte baton hour markers, and lancet hands – emphasize the overall harmony of the watch face.
To fit the thin case, A. Lange & Söhne developed an equally slim manually wound movement that can be admired through the sapphire-crystal caseback.
The new calibre L093.1 has a diameter of 28mm and 2.9mm thickness. It is the flattest Lange calibre of all time. The thickness of every single movement part was reduced to the absolutely necessary minimum without compromising the functional reliability in any way.
A. Lange & Söhne is famous for the lavish finishing of its movements. The new ultra-thin calibre is also endowed with all brand-specific refinements. Examples include the German-silver three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing as well as chamfered and polished edges, the gold chatons secured with thermally blued screws, and the sunray finish applied to the wheels that are visibly integrated in the plate.
The movement features an indexless oscillation system that beats with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour and can rely on an ample power reserve of 72 hours. The escapement bears the typical A. Lange & Söhne signature: the free-hand engraving on the balance cock.
Model: A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA THIN Pink Gold
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L093.1, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards and largely decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates in untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
No. of movement parts: 167
No. of jewels: 21
Screwed gold chatons: 3
Escapement: Lever escapement
Movement dimensions: diameter 28 millimetres; height 2.9 millimetres
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant glucydur screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Functions: Time display with hours and minutes
Operating elements: Crown for winding the watch and setting the time
Material: Pink gold
Diameter: 40.0 millimetres
Height: 5.9 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Solid silver, argenté dial
Hands: Pink gold
Hand-stitched crocodile strap, chestnut
Buckle: Lange prong buckle in solid pink gold
Image Credit: Lange Uhren GmbH