SIHH 2018: A. Lange & Sohne - Saxonia Thin in copper blue

SIHH 2018: A. Lange & Sohne – Saxonia Thin in copper blue

The Saxonia Thin, the thinnest A. Lange & Söhne timepiece at simply 6.2 mm thick, is currently available with another copper-blue dial made from solid silver and covered with a thin layer of unpretentiously shimmering goldstone.

Outlined by a white gold 39 mm case, this dial is an eye-catcher while offering incredible readability because of contrasting hour and minute hands and twelve hour markers in rhodiumed gold.

The manufacturing of this dial requires a detailed interaction — originally created in Venice in the seventeenth century — during which microscopically little copper oxide crystals immerse the dark blue with reflections that are reminiscent of the stars in the blue midnight sky.

The rear of the watch is not less fascinating with the display of the painstakingly finished hand-wound caliber L093.1 featuring a level mainspring barrel which delivers a maximum force save of 72 hours despite its compact size and thickness — it is simply 2.9 mm thick.

The upper sides of the fastener and crown wheels are solarised and visibly integrated into the three-quarter plate enhanced with Glashütte ribbing. A classic screw offset with an assembling made hairspring oscillates underneath the hand-engraved offset chicken with the characteristic whiplash spring. The polished gold chatons, got with blued screws, contribute to the distinctive look of this 3 Hz (21,600 vph) development.

A dim blue hand-stitched alligator calfskin tie nicely completes this unisex timepiece. The indicative price of the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin in copper blue (ref. 205.086) is Euro 20,800/US$ 22,000.

Proposed reading:

– The evolution of the A. Lange & Söhne three-quarter plate

– A. Lange & Sohne mechanical developments: what makes them so irresistible?