We are almost at the year’s end, but the previously mentioned celebrations in Glashütte to mark 175 years since Ferdinand Adolph Lange established his watchmaking business there continues.
On December 7, 2020, to celebrate thirty years since their brand’s rebirth, A. Lange & Söhne launched new versions of the Saxonia Outsize date and Saxonia Thin.
Today we will look at the new Saxonia Thin.
A couple of years ago A. Lange & Söhne released one of most beautiful watches we have seen from them – the Saxonia Thin Copper Blue. It was in a 39mm white gold case (6.2mm thick) with a solid silver dial coated with a layer of Aventurine glass (aka ‘goldstone’) in which there were microscopic flecks of copper oxide crystals embedded within the coating. It contained the manually-wound Calibre L093.1 that has been used in the 37mm and the 40mm Saxonia Thin models, which beats at 21,600 VPH and has a power reserve of seventy-two hours.
Now, we have a new version, with black replacing the blue, and the case 40mm in white gold. Inside is the same Calibre L093.1 with a German silver three-quarter mainplate made of German silver with Glashütte ribbing and chamfered and polished edges. The gold chatons have thermally blued screws, and the wheels have sunray finishing. The balance cock is, naturally, hand-engraved.
Coming on a black leather strap with an 18 kt white gold buckle and in a limited edition of fifty pieces, it is priced at EUR 23,900 (including tax). The blue model was and remains, one of the most handsome (evening) dress watches that we have seen (if you hit the earlier link to our post at the time, you get a good indication of this), so it is pretty much guaranteed that a black version will be equally good looking – it’s just a matter of colour preferences.
[Photo credit: A. Lange & Söhne]