Looking at the 2011 A. Lange & Söhne collection, I find little not to like. Of course Lange’s watches tend to appeal to watch aficionados with more traditional tastes, and of this is fully by design. A strong sense of tradition across all aspects of the Lange manufacture is quite evident — and it is what makes A. Lange, A. Lange, at least for me. Like many of A. Lange’s watches, this new Saxonia Dual Time watch seems flawless in every way. Clean, uncluttered dial with meticulously placed markings and lettering, a modest case size (40mm), and of course impeccable finishing. The watch is perfectly traditional in every way.
Likewise the functionality of the watch is elegantly simple and intuitive – the hour hand (made of solid-gold) that indicates local time can be incremented or decremented in one-hour steps. This is done simply by pushing one of the two push pieces located at 8 and 10 o’clock in the left-hand case flank. 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.
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Dual Time (Ref 385.026)
40mm white gold case (a pink gold model is also available)
note the use of color on the 24hr subdial to indicate AM vs. PM
How about you? Are you a fan of this watch? A fan of A. Lange in general? Feel free to leave a comment!