Friday, September 2, 2016

A Lange & Sohne 2016 Saxonia Moonphase

What does the name A Lange remind you of?
Haute horology?
Lange 1?
Super expensive?

A Lange has always been famous for its delicate finishing of the movement, the case and the dial. German silver, gold chatons and 3/4 plate are some of the most prominent features. In 2016 SIHH, Lange released an entry-level Saxonia model- the Saxonia Moonphase Automatic.

When one thinks of entry-level Lange watches, one may turn his eyes upon the 1815 models, which are characterized by the Arabic numbers on the hour markers. The 1815 line features hand-wound movement while the Saxonia line features automatic movements.

In the new Saxonia Moonphase, two of Lange’s most prominent features are there, the outsized big date and the moonphase. When flipped over, the watch shows you a movement that is very well decorated. You can see the hand-engraved balance cock , the 3/4 German silver plate with Geneve stripes on which jewels and a gold chaton are found. On top of everything is a very finely decorated gilded rotor. It has a power reserve of 70 hours. It is a pity that the movement does not feature a solid gold rotor at this price range.
Lange has always been attentive to details. Look how well made the gold rotor is. The beautiful moon phase indicator disc is solid blued-gold and is laser cut to display "no fewer than" 852 stars and moons. The pink gold version is especially attractive as the color combinations of pink gold, white dial and the blue lunar disc are so harmonious. With the outsized date windows, it is a dressy, elegant and yet vivid watch.
The watch retails at around $280000 hkd. With say 27% off , it can make a very good-value entry-level Lange – a brand on the path towards haute horology.
HK Snob


JC said...

Mr Snob, I am interested in buying a Lange 1815 - can you help get this 27% discount from any model?

HK Snob said...

Yes,,, Are you from HK!?
HK Snob

HK Snob said...

pls whatsapp me giving exact model
hk snob

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