A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin 37mm Review
A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin 37mm
Summer 2016, A. Lange & Sohne shocked the watch world by announcing their new 37mm Saxonia Thin Watch. The watch qualifies as a luxury watch with an expertly finished movement, a clean yet classic dial, and a precious metal casing. Although the luxury elements appeal to many, it’s the price of this A Lange & Sohne that makes you take a step back.
The watch is priced at $14,800. This is by no means an insignificant amount of money, but it’s unheard of for a watch of this quality, look, and brand to be under $15,000. To give you some perspective, A Lange & Sohne introduced the Saxonia Thin 40mm at the beginning of 2016 and it cost $24,500. That’s nearly a $10,000 difference for 3mm!
You must be thinking, there must be some fault or something was sacrificed to warrant the significant price decrease. Well, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that this watch has the exact same movement, uses the exact same materials for the case, and is just as beautifully finished as its predecessor.
At 37mm, this watch is on the small side for today’s watch trends. Typically a dress watch is 38mm or larger. However, the clean, minimalist dial appears much larger than it actually is. This is primarily because of the proportioned whitespace and the thin case. This watch is rather thin at 2.9mm thick, and the curved lugs makes it appear even thinner.
The movement is A Lange & Sohne’s in-house caliber L093.1 manual movement with a 72-hour power reserve. Although it’s one of A Lange & Sohne’s basic movements, it won’t appear basic. You’ll want to take a loupe and study the intricate details seen through the transparent sapphire back. Comprised of 167 expertly-finished components, the watch doesn’t skip corners with its movement.
Best yet, this watch can be worn as an everyday watch or a formal wear watch, especially if you purchase the white gold version. It’s thin enough to hide under your jacket sleeves, dressy enough to be worn with a suit and tie, and simple enough to wear with casual wear.
You can probably tell that we’re a fan of this clean-dial, two-handed watch from A Lange & Sohne, but what do you think? Do you agree? Would this be a watch that you’d be interested in?