There are just a few watch manufacturers being serious about their moon-phases precision. One of them is A. Lange & Sohne. The brand treats their lunar indication as to the same dedication to detail accuracy as they do to other complications like repeaters and chronograph. They even held an event at Scottsdale, Arizona for an astronomically themed experience with selected media guests.
The brand comes with the new A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Moon Phase that follows the concept that was introduced by the first Saxonia model in 2015 and adds new features to the display, a large date, and moon ages display. The three main aspects of this watch are coming in the dial, the case, and the movement.
First of all, the dial. One word you could say when you see the dial must be “balance”. The perfect placement of complication, pure symmetry, and perfect alignment is what you get on this watch dial. You can trace a line in the middle of the dial from 12 to 6 and you can see how balanced the dial’s layout is.
The hands and indexes layout is a substantial design from the old Saxonia models that made a dream look. The iconic Lange double date aperture is located at 12 o’clock and the moon-phase located at 6 o’clock. This moon-phase aperture is accented by a running seconds hand, a really nicely done design on the dial.
Another part that plays a major role in this watch is the case. This watch comes with a 40mm white gold case that features traditional bombe bezel, polished, and polished case back. Really nice craftsmanship from A. Lange & Sohne. With its size, A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Moon Phase make a perfect dress watch for a business suit or even a tuxedo.
This watch comes with a hand-stitched black alligator on the strap and a classical pin buckle that features the “Lange” engraved logo.
The new Saxonia Moon Phase powered by L086.5, the same movement as the L086.1 but with the addition of the moon-phase complication. This watch comes with a really nice decoration. Chamfered and polished edges, relief logo, frosted at the lower part and grained circular lines top surface. The movement is not only incredibly attractive to look at but also incredibly accurate. You won’t need to adjust this movement for 122.6 years and it is 99.99% accurate. This watch is for those of you who hate to set up your watch.
This new A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Moon Phase exemplifies everything that Lange does well: clean, simple, restrained, and beautiful timepieces.