The Saxonia Thin is the most basic watch A. Lange & Söhne makes, but this is certainly not the most basic version of that watch. This new limited edition takes the two-hand dress watch and elevates it to another level. The 40mm white-gold case houses a dial made of solid silver coated with something called “black gold flux,” which is a type of glass filled with specks of copper to make it sparkle. The technique dates back about four centuries, and we first saw it used by Lange back in 2018 in this similar Saxonia Thin, albeit in a deep blue shade.
Importantly, the watch is still powered by the caliber L093.1, the in-house time-only movement that’s been the Thin’s foundation for years. This is a true high-end movement, with German silver plates, beautiful hand-finishing throughout, screwed gold chatons for a few of the jewels, and the balance cock engraving you’ll find on all of Lange’s other movements. Yes, this is more affordable than a Datograph, but it’s made with exactly the same care and attention to detail.
This Saxonia Thin is limited to 50 pieces, is priced at $25,800, and is available exclusively through A. Lange & Söhne boutiques.