One might travel to Italy to see extremely ornate carved gargoyles in the facade of a church or to Turkey to see an ornate hand made rug, or China to find exotic dragon carvings, however if you are a lover of minimalism, then the German, Saxon way is one you will appreciate greatly.
The Saxonia embodies this minimal spirit in a clever way. The silver dial is so well balanced it appears stable at all angles. The double line full markers at three and nine o’clock cleverly establishing an unbroken horizon line in the mind. The rhodium plated precious metal hands give way to a surprise. When one goes to another time zone, a simple button push away, a blued steel hand comes from its hiding place to keep the second time zone! Easy to set and easy to tuck away again when one returns home.
This tucked away hand makes it easy to read the home an abroad time simultaneously. The delicate bluing of the metal not being as blunt as a painted hand or as crude as a separate counter, letting the wearer read the time without effort or thought. This is an extremely versatile watch!
It is so that the Saxonia dual time meets the ALS credo. The 40mm classic size is well established in the A. Lange line up and in addition the low 9mm profile is comfortable beneath a suit sleeve for the traveling executive. All the finishing on the back remains a hallmark of an ALS watch and to this the Saxonia is no exception.
You will find that the regulator style layout of the second hours an small seconds dials provide you with an optical illusion of a simple watch when actually the tasks performed are much more complicated. The day night indicator is a handy way to keep track of the time direction that is flowing without the need of another hand. In these ways, the Saxonia is the perfect watch for a minimalists ideal.
Case: white gold, 40mm x 9mm high
Hands: gold and blue tempered steel
Movement: calbre L086.2 automatic
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Functions: dual time zone and day/night indicator