At SIHH today Lange unveiled their new automatic winding Saxonia Annual Calendar. Available in white gold and in pink gold, the diameter is a modest 38.5mm, but the design focus was legibility and the watch is quite easy to read. The look is pure Lange and this piece offers much of the visual appeal of its perpetual calendar big brother.
The movement features the famous Sax-O-Mat zero reset function which stops the movement when the crown is pulled out and resets the seconds hand to zero to allow easy syncronization with a reference time signal. The moon phase is accurate to within 1 day in 122 years. As an annual calendar, the date needs to be adjusted just once per year.
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The Saxonia Annual Calendar is priced at 27,500 euro in both white gold and pink gold.
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L085.1 SAX-0-MAT, self-winding, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards and largely 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
No. of movement parts: 476
No. of jewels: 43
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant glucydur 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
Functions: Time indication with hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds and ZERO-RESET function, annual calendar with patented outsize date, day-of-week, month, and moon-phase displays
Operating elements: Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, one recessed push piece each to advance the outsize date, day-of-week, month, and moon-phase displays
Case dimensions: Diameter: 38.5 millimeters; height: 9.8 millimeters
Movement dimensions: Diameter: 30.4 millimeters; height: 5.4 millimeters
References: 330.026, 330.032
Case: White gold Pink gold
Dial: Solid silver, argenté Solid silver, argenté
Hands: Blued steel Rhodiumed pink gold; blued steel
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile strap and Lange prong buckle in solid white or pink gold