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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 205.086
    Movement No: 128’424
    Case No: 238’511
    Model Name: Saxonia Thin Copper-Blue
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L093.1, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped Juwelier Techel KG, Germany dated 1st April 2019, cloth, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With its name, the Saxonia refers to the state of Saxony, which within Germany has consistently been a powerhouse as regards technical progress. Reflecting the brand’s philosophy and technical achievements pioneered by Saxon Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the Saxonia collection pursuits perfection with inimitable charisma. First presented in 2011 and by far the thinnest timepiece by the brand, the Saxonia Thin focuses on simplicity, well-balanced with only the essential function of the display of hours and minutes, the ultra-thin two-hand watch were available in three sizes: 37mm, 39mm and 40mm.

    The present Saxonia Thin introduced in 2018 features an outstanding dial that will impress watch lovers. Sparkling like a dark blue night sky, the Saxonia Thin is fitted with a solid silver dial coated with a thin layer of gold stone, also known as Aventurine glass with microscopic copper oxide crystal layered in the coating hence the name Copper-Blue. Labour intensive in the making, the Copper-blue technique dates back to the 17th century invented in Venice by the Miotti family. Combing silica and copper oxide, the mixture then goes through a heating and cooling process to get the perfect crystallization to achieve its stunning result. Measuring at 39mm cased in white gold, the ultra-thin timepiece wears with incredible comfort and elegance on the wrist. With a profile that is merely 6.2mm thin thanks to the manual wound movement L093.1 measuring at only 2.9mm in height, the compacted mainspring barrel promises 72 hours of power reserve and is decorated with the brand’s signature balance cock and Geneva stripes on the top side of the three-quarter plate. Timeless in aesthetics, the present Copper Blue Saxonia Thin glittering with subtlety is preserved in excellent condition and is accompanied with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    A. Lange & Söhne

    German • 1845

    Originally founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in Glashütte, Dresden, Germany, the firm established an entire watchmaking culture and industry in Glashütte. The brand quickly became Germany's finest watchmaker, first creating dependable, easy-to-repair watches before going on to produce some of the world's finest complicated pocket watches, including Grande Sonnerie watches, tourbillon watches and Grande Complications.

    On the final day of World War II, their factories were destroyed by Russian bombers, and in 1948 the brand was confiscated by the Soviet Union. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, Ferdinand's great grandson Walter Lange re-established the brand with the objective to once again produce top-quality luxury watches. Now part of the Richemont Group, its original vintage and modern creations are highly coveted by collectors. Key models from the modern era include the Lange 1, Pour Le Mérite Tourbillon and the Zeitwerk.

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Ref. 205.086
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with copper-blue gold flux dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$85,000 - 170,000 

Sold for HK$189,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022