One might travel to Italy to see extremely ornate carved gargoyles on the facade of a church, or to Turkey to see an exquisite handmade rug, or China to find exotic dragon carvings.
However, if you are a lover of minimalism, then the Saxon way is one you will appreciate greatly.
The A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia embodies this minimal spirit in a clever way. The silver dial is so well balanced that it appears stable at all angles. The double line full markers at three and nine o’clock cleverly establish 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, the push of a button reveals a blued steel hand to mark the second time zone. It’s easy to set and easy to tuck away again when one returns home.
This tucked away hand makes it easy to read both the home and abroad time simultaneously. The delicate bluing of the metal is not as blunt as a painted hand, nor as crude as a separate counter, letting the wearer read the time without effort or thought. This is an extremely versatile watch!
In this way, the Saxonia Dual Time meets the ALS credo. The 40mm classic size is well established in the Lange line up, and the low 9mm profile is comfortable beneath a suit sleeve. All the finishing on the back remains a hallmark of an ALS watch, and to this the Saxonia is no exception.
The regulator style layout of the second hours and small seconds dials provide 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 direction that time is flowing without the need of another hand. In these ways, the Saxonia is a minimalist’s 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
The MB&F HM5 Carbon Macrolon
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