A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME

A Lange & Söhne presents new SAXONIA DUAL TIME model dedicated for globetrotters and frequent fliers. Currently available in white gold and pink gold versions, this automatic wristwatch comes with a solid silver argenté dial.

When its owner makes the transition from one time zone to another, the solid-gold hour hand that indicates local time can be incremented or decremented in one-hour steps. This is done simply by actuating one of the two push pieces located at 8 and 10 o’clock in the left-hand case flank.

A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME watch white gold Ref. 385.026

When the upper push piece is pressed once, the hour hand advances by one hour. When the lower one is actuated, the hour hand jumps anti-clockwise, again in one-hour steps. The progression of the minute hand is not affected by this operation.

A second hour hand in blued steel permanently keeps track of the time at home. A compact subdial in the upper half of the watch face offers extra guidance with its blued steel hands. The numerals of this 24-hour counter are in two colors (blue and black) to distinguish between the day and night time. It is synchronised with home time and always tells the owner of the SAXONIA DUAL TIME whether it’s day or night at home. The local hour and minutes as well as the small seconds hands are in white or pink gold.

A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME watch white gold Ref. 385.026

With its cleverly organised indications, the eminently legible dial of the A Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME watch assures an instant reading of local and home time at a glance. Styled for comfort and aesthetic appeal, its pink or white gold case has a diameter of 40 millimetres. Its movement is the totally redesigned self-winding calibre L086.2, which was complemented with an extra hand-setting mechanism for the second time zone.

A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME movement calibre L086.2

Energy-efficient winding is assured by a central rotor with a centrifugal mass made of 950 platinum. When fully wound, the watch has a power reserve of 72 hours. The Lange style quality hallmarks of the movement include the hand-engraved balance cock and an indexless oscillation system with a screw balance as well as a proprietary balance spring developed and manufactured in-house. It has a beating frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour. The movement parts are hand-finished with consummately executed polishing and decorating techniques.

A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME watch pink gold Ref. 385.032

The Lange SAXONIA DUAL TIME white gold watch is fitted with a black crocodile strap while the pink gold variant comes with a chestnut brown crocodile strap.

Technical details

Model: A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME

Versions
Ref. 385.026: White gold case; Solid silver argenté dial with rhodiumed gold and blue steel hands; Black crocodile strap
Ref. 385.032: Pink gold case; Solid silver argenté dial with pink gold and blue steel hands; Chestnut crocodile strap

Movement details
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L086.2, self-winding, 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
Movement dimensions: diameter 30.4 millimetres; height 4.6 millimetres
No. of movement parts: 268
No. of jewels: 31
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant glucydur screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound

Functions
Time display with hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; display of second time zone with second hour hand, 24-hour display and day/night indication

Operating elements
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; one push piece each for stepping the time forward and backward in one-hour increments

Case
Case Material : White gold / Pink gold
Case dimensions: diameter 40.0 millimetres; height 9.1 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)

Dial
Solid silver, argenté
Hands: Rhodiumed gold; hour hand of second time zone and 24-hour hand in blued steel / Pink gold; hour hand of second time zone and 24-hour hand in blued steel

Strap
Hand-stitched crocodile strap, black or chestnut
Buckle: Lange prong buckle in white or pink gold

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