The new limited edition Saxonia Thin from A. Lange & Söhne is an immaculate disc of night sky on the wrist.
The Saxonia Thin has a reputation for being the most “basic” watch from one of the world’s greatest watchmakers, but really there’s nothing basic about it at all, especially under the hood. Perhaps more accurately, it’s an incredibly restrained watch with a distinctively minimalist design, and measures just 6.2mm thin.
For its new limited edition range, German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne introduces just 50 pieces of the Saxonia Thin with a touch of night sky on a solid silver dial coated with blue gold flux, using an elaborate artisanal technique that has its roots in 17th-century Venice.
Molten glass is infused with copper particles that form microscopically small crystals when heated over a waning flame, and this creates an incredible illusion of a deep star-flecked galaxy, enclosed in a slender bezel of pink gold with the model’s trademark sword-style hour and minute hands, and slim hour markers.
Inside, the Saxonia Thin is powered by the in-house manually-wound calibre L093.1. With a height of merely 2.9 millimetres, it is the manufacturer’s thinnest calibre but nonetheless provides a power reserve of 72 hours. Brand-typical quality hallmarks include the three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing as well as polished chamfers and bevels.
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