A. lange & söhne saxonia annual calendar platinum watch replica is a company that has been around since the 1800s. Ferdinand A. Lange was born in Dresden, Germany in 1815. Fifteen years later, he began an apprenticeship with Saxon clockmaker J.C.F. Gutkaes starting his career in watchmaking. In 1837, Ferdinand A. Lange moved near Paris and worked as a foreman in a prominent horological manufactory, operated by Austrian clockmaker Joseph Thaddäus Winnerl —1799-1836, a pupil of Abraham Louis Breguet. At the same time, he studied astronomy and physics at the Sorbonne in Paris and, above all, honed his horological skills with the great Parisian master clockmakers.
The A. lange & söhne saxonia watch replica ref. 330.025 in Platinum presented earlier this year at the SIHH 2013 is one of the best examples of A. Lange & Söhne’s watchmaking expertise. One great thing about this watch, is that the calendar mechanism automatically recognizes which months have 30 or 31 days. As you can appreciate in the pictures, this calibre is a work of art and perhaps one of the nicest calibres when it comes to annual calendars in the market. The blued screws and the off-centered rotor are just spectacular and a treat to the eyes. To guarantee perfect visibility of the movement, the watch case back is fitted with a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective material on both sides.
The dial is perfectly balanced and the bright blue color of the moon phase disc provides the perfect contrast and harmony. All complications are adjusted via the push pieces on the caseband and the watch features the patented zero-reset mechanism for precise time setting —when the crown is pulled out, the movement hacks and automatically resets the second hand to zero. This watch is fitted with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The beating heart inside this magnificent timepiece is the automatic A. lange & söhne watch replica with three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, three-quarter rotor with centrifugal mass in platinum, 43 jewels, 476 parts and which provides a power reserve of 46 hours when fully wound.