Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saxonia Moonphase - Simple and Classy

The DNA of the House Of Lange & Sohne is unmistakable - the big date and the dial profile.

Personally, I am more of an 1815 person than a Saxonia kind of person. I prefer timepieces with Arabic numerals but the Saxonia Moonphase is somewhat an exception.
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Released during the 2016 SIHH show, the timepiece exudes elegance and great proportions. The 40mm timepiece comes with an automatic movement. This is the white gold piece but there is also the rose gold version too.
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The moon disc is highly polished and the plate has a bright blue hue with the sprinkling of stars.
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The automatic movement is Calibre L086.5 with a power reserve of about 72 hours. The rotor is a combination of gold and platinum.
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What's so special about this moonphase movement is that the lunar disc is connected to the hour wheel to provide a more accurate moonphase reading.
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I like the Saxonia Moonphase and it would have been much better for me if it had the Arabic numerals. But still a nice timepiece nonetheless.