Since it had its debut three years ago, the articulately designed Saxonia Annual Calendar has become a benchmark in the calendar watch category. Apart from the models in pink and white gold, it now comes in platinum as well.
The rhodiumed silver dial of the Saxonia Annual Calendar delivers its information in a clear and well-organised manner. And its new platinum case gives this horological opus a physique that is both understated and exclusive.
In addition to the time, the dial of the Saxonia Annual Calendar indicates the date, the month, the day of the week, and the moon phase. An ingenious mechanical program assures that the different durations of the months with 30 and 31 days are always correctly displayed throughout the year. The date must only be advanced once a year, with pushbutton ease, by the way, at the transition from February to March. If the watch has been set aside for a longer period of time, the calendar indications and the moon phase can be updated quickly and easily with recessed push pieces.
The rotor is positioned such that it does not obstruct the view of the beating heart of this watch: the classic screw balance. It oscillates beneath the manually decorated balance cock: the master engraver's artistic signature makes each watch unique.
Model: SAXONIA ANNUAL CALENDAR Ref. 330.025
Lange manufacture calibre L085.1 SAX-0-MAT, self-winding, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver with integrated three-quarter rotor in 21-carat gold and centrifugal mass in platinum, reversing and reduction gear with four ball bearings; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts: 476
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant screw balance, Nivarox® balance spring, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, whiplash precision index adjuster with patented beat adjustment mechanism
Power reserve: 46 hours when fully wound
Time display with hours and minutes; subsidiary seconds with stop seconds and ZERO-RESET function; annual calendar with outsize date, day of week, month, and moon phase
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, one recessed push piece each for advancing the outsize date, day of week, month, and moon-phase display
Diameter: 38.5 millimetres; height: 9.8 millimetres
Diameter: 30.4 millimetres; height: 5.4 millimetres
Dial: Solid silver, rhodié
Hands: Rhodiumed gold; blued steel (seconds hand)
Crystal and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile strap, black
Buckle: Lange prong buckle in platinum