A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic Refs. 380.042 & 380.044: Review And Singapore PriceWritten by Melissa Kong
The new Saxonia Automatic timepieces shine with a lustrous new tone.
To commemorate the opening of the new A. Lange & Söhne boutique in Ginza, Tokyo, two Saxonia Automatic models have been introduced in a new dial colour. For the first time ever, the clean dials are dressed in a luscious terra-brown sheen on solid silver. The rich mocha hue is certainly a deviation from traditional Lange dials but in no way less elegant. Paired with either a white or pink gold case, hands and indices, the models retain their dressy appeal and slip easily under your cuff. On the white gold piece, a dark brown alligator strap complements the case while a red brown strap adds to the allure of the pink gold version.
Inside, the slimline 3.7mm high Lange L086.1 self-winding calibre drives the watch with a maximum power reserve of 72 hours. In keeping with the brand’s other models and its dedication to detail, the new Saxonia Automatic timepieces are assembled a second time after individual calibre parts are hand-polished and decorated, with a transparent sapphire caseback allowing you to appreciate the handiwork in all its full glory. If you’re in the market for a classy dress watch, this handsome ticker should be on your shortlist.
|38.5mm, white or pink gold|
|Solid silver, terra brown|
|Lange Calibre L086.1|
|Hand-stitched alligator leather strap in red brown or dark brown|
|Hours and minutes with subsidiary seconds and stop seconds|
Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".