A. Lange & Söhne today unveils a special U.S. Limited Edition Saxonia Annual Calendar in a gesture that will undoubtedly thrill many domestic collectors. But these enthusiasts will need to act quickly because the Glashütte-based watchmaker is only making twenty-five, all of which will be found only at A. Lange & Söhne’s New York, Miami and Costa Mesa boutiques.
Already in-demand, this particular white gold Saxonia Annual Calendar will boast several unique features: Its outsize date features white numerals against grey background, and the watch’s 21-karat-gold rotor parts (framing the embossed A. Lange & Söhne logo) are plated in black rhodium. Both these accents haven’t been seen previously on any other A. Lange & Söhne timepiece.
As a reminder, an annual calendar will ensure that the date remains correctly displayed regardless of the duration of any given month (assuming the watch remains wound). The date must only be advanced manually once a year when February becomes March. In addition to the time and date, the Saxonia Annual Calendar indicates the month, day of the week and moonphase. The latter feature is of the high-end variety, which means the moon phase display only needs to be corrected by one day every 122.6 years.
Since its debut eight years ago, the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Annual Calendar has been known for its contemporary, easy-to-read dial powered by a sophisticated self-winding Sax-0-Mat caliber with Lange’s patented Zero-Reset function. This feature means that when the wearer pulls out the crown, he or she stops the movement and the seconds hand jumps to the zero position. This makes it just a bit simpler to more accurately set the time.
The U.S. Limited Edition Saxonia Annual Calendar retains the collection’s 38.5mm case size, here made of white gold and attached to well-matched blue alligator strap. As noted above, this U.S. edition is only available at A. Lange & Söhne boutiques in New York, Miami and Costa Mesa. Price: $54,500, limited to twenty-five pieces.
A. Lange & Söhne
Saxonia Annual Calendar U.S. Limited Edition (ref. 330.039)
Movement: Lange manufacture caliber L085.1 Sax-O-Mat, self-winding, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, reversing and reduction gear with four ball bearings; balance cock engraved by hand, 46 hour power reserve
Dial and Functions: Solid silver, grey dial with 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, gold rhodium-plated hands
Case: 38.5mm x 9.8mm white gold
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator strap, blue, shiny with white gold prong buckle.