A. Lange & Söhne ramps up US-exclusive offering with new colorway

A. Lange & Söhne has unveiled its newest addition to its Saxonia family of timepieces, as the brand continues to develop its line of annual calendar timepieces.

The Saxonia Annual Calendar, which first debuted in 2010, was created exclusively for the US market and now comes in a white-gold edition with a grey dial, limited to only 25 pieces and differing from regular pieces in two tiny but significant details.

Engineering ingenuity is at the heart of the Saxonia watch family, whose name is synonymous with the great Saxon watchmaking tradition.

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In addition to the time, the wristwatch indicates the date, month, day of the week and moon phase. The date must only be advanced once a year, when February transitions into March, while the moon phase display only needs to be corrected by one day every 122.6 years.

The legendary self-winding SAX-0-MAT calibre features Lange’s patented zero-reset function, meaning when the crown is pulled, the movement stops and the second hand jumps to the zero position.

In this limited edition, the rotor parts around the embossed A. Lange & Söhne logo are plated in black rhodium. To bring back the golden appearance, a circular graining has been added on top, a design feature which has never been done to any Lange rotor before.

The color is designed to harmonise with the 38.5-mm white-gold case and the shiny blue alligator strap. For the first time in a Saxonia timepiece, the outsize date is realized with white numerals on a grey background, color-matching the dial.

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