Lange, as a rare non-Swiss luxury watch brand, has touched the nerves of countless ‘watchheads’ with its exquisite watchmaking level and high-level manual work. Among them, the SAXONIA series has been focusing on subtle and smart mechanical design since its inception. The 2018 SAXONIAOUTSIZEDATE watch, its movement is based on the model L086.1, equipped with a large calendar display, with a new design to highlight the watch’s distinctive personality, let people shine. (Watch model: 381.031)
Lange’s iconic design: large calendar display
The large calendar display is one of Lange’s inventions and patents for conceiving, designing and creating, effectively improving the clarity and legibility of the watch. The invention displayed on the large calendar dates back to the 19th century. The father-in-law of Lange’s founder designed the five-minute digital clock of the Dresden Semper Opera. The founder of Lange took inspiration from it and achieved Lange’s iconic design. In the large calendar display window of the Saxonia OutsizeDate watch launched by Lange in 2018, the brand has made some changes. The original two classic white date dials and black numbers are now black and printed with white numbers.
Watch real shot
The watch has a diameter of 38.5 mm, the case is made of 18K rose gold, the bezel is polished and retouched, and the middle layer is satin-finished. As can be seen from the side, two different processes create the case with two completely different looks. As for the structure of the case, there has not been much change, but it does not prevent the different personality of each series.
There is a button at 10 o’clock to adjust the large calendar display.
The other side of the watch is equipped with a crown, which is engraved with the Lange brand logo, and is designed with a non-slip texture. It has a first-class feel and is not easy to slip, making it easier to adjust the time.
The design of the dial is in favor of the simplicity advocated by Germany. The black zinc-plated solid silver dial and the hour markers and hands of the 18K gold inserts contrast with each other. The contrast is particularly sharp, ensuring readability. The big calendar display is completely new and refreshing. At 6 o’clock, there is a small seconds dial, white scale and black dial with black and white color matching, simple and generous, quite European gentleman style.
The SAXONIA series large calendar watch is equipped with a self-made caliber L086.8. This caliber is based on the Saxonia Automatic L086.1 movement launched in 2011. It is equipped with a large center automatic dial and an external 950 platinum centrifugal wheel. As well as keeping the mainspring of the self-winding movement taut, the power reserve is 72 hours. There are other classic screw balances, free-swinging Lange hairsprings, 3/4 plywood made from untreated German silver, hand-engraved balance wheel plywood, and precision fine-tuning system combined with gooseneck-type levers. Superb watchmaking. Turn over to the case back and you can observe the carefully polished movement and the unique version of the movement.
The watch is equipped with a black alligator leather strap and 18K rose gold pin buckle, which is in line with the overall style of the watch, highlighting the male elegance.
Summary: The name of SAXONIA is the crystallization of simple design and charming machinery. This 2018 SAXONIAOUTSIZEDATE watch also upholds the characteristics of this series, with a brand new design on classic elements, bringing a new visual experience to the public. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)