The family is growing, as the Saxon brand is now counting on a new member. Boasting a bracelet crafted in stainless steel, the latest addition features a fine blue face that displays all the essentials for everyday life.
With its new automatic model Odysseus, German A. Lange & Söhne marks a new chapter in its watchmaking chronicle. In fact, nearly 175 years since its founding and 29 years since its relaunch, the Saxon brand has created a 6th family of watches which, like the Lange 1 (celebrating its 25th anniversary this year), 1815, Saxonia, Richard Lange and Zeitwerk, are already among its most prestigious collections. Odysseus is the translation of Ulysse, the legendary hero in Greek mythology, renowned for his intelligence and cunning. The name says it all!
For A. Lange & Söhne, the Odysseus watch embodies a strong shot of modernity that does not alter the visual signature or state of the art engineering that have solidified its reputation. Crafted in steel, the case on this new model measures 1.6 inches in diameter and is water-resistant to 394 feet. Along the chamfered edges, two tapered push buttons on either side of the screw-down crown set the day and date. And the sapphire caseback reveals the platinum centrifugal mass attached to the calibre L155.1 Datomatic, a new in-house made movement that provides a power reserve of 50 hours.
The dial is swathed in blue, showcasing an azure hour chapter and seconds display, a brushed case ring and small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. In the center, two white gold lancine-style hands rotating above the appliqued indicators and timer on the silver bezel highlight the luminous hour and minute markers. On both sides of the dial, at 9 and 3 o’clock, a double aperture displays the abbreviated day name in English and date.
Completing the ensemble, the integrated, ergonomic bracelet of stainless steel links closes with a safety deployant buckle boasting a generous length adjustment.
Price: 28,000 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin
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