Presented last month at SIHH 2011 show, the new A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Dual Time is the first GMT watch in the Saxonia range of dressy timekeepers.
Powered by Lange’s in-house Caliber L086.2 automatic movement, the watch features a standard for this type of gadgets dial layout, which makes it easy to grasp its readings with a momentary glance.
As you can see, the hour hand for the second time zone and the 24-hour GMT hand are done in the same blued steel.
The hour hand for the local time as well as the minute hand is made either in rhodiumed white gold or in rose gold depending on the version of the case.
The 24-hour sub-dial is counterbalanced with a subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock.
Unlike most watches that have their GMT hands operated with the same setting crown, this model features a pair of push-buttons at 8 and 10 o’clock that are used to move the hour hand incrementally either clockwise or counterclockwise. The same approach uses the Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin for its Dual Time family of GMT watches.
The elegant timepiece is presented in a mid-sized case 40 mm in diameter and only 9.10 mm in height and is available either in white gold (Ref. 385.026) or rose gold (Ref. 385.032) versions.
The pricing for both versions will be virtually the same. The rose gold version will be offered at a recommended street price of $25,400 and the white gold version will be sold at $26,600.
Photos: A. Lange & Sohne
A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Dual Time automatic watch specification
Price: $25,400 / $26,600
Movement: Automatic, Caliber L086.2, 31 jewels, 268 components, 30.40 mm in diameter, 4.60 mm in height, decorated and assembled by hand, Made in Germany
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, GMT
Power reserve: 72 hours
Case material: White gold or Rose gold
Bezel material: White gold or Rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 40.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 9.10 mm
Dial: Solid silver
Hands: Steel and gold
Water resistance: N/A
Case back: Sapphire