UK Luxury Fake A. Lange & Söhne Closes Out Glashütte Watchmaking’s 175th Anniversary Year with New Saxonia Editions

As the curtain comes down on 2020 — which, in addition to everything else that will make it memorable for better or worse, is the 175th anniversary of watchmaking in the German town of Glashütte — A. Lange & Söhne replica has unveiled three new timepieces in commemoration of the milestone and of its founder’s pivotal role in it.

The modern high quality fake A. Lange & Söhne was established in 1990, the result of a partnership between watch-industry entrepreneur Gunter Blümlein and Walter Lange, great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the Dresden-born watchmaker who founded his family watchmaking atelier in Glashütte in 1845. The foundation of the original Lange firm spurred the growth of an entire fine watchmaking industry in the German state of Saxony, and the Saxonia watch family — one of the first contemporary collections introduced by A. Lange & Söhne, in 1994 — pays tribute to this legacy with its classically proportioned, elegant designs and precision movements. The newest models hail from the Saxonia Thin and Saxonia Outsize Date sub-families.

The special 2020 edition of the Swiss movement copy A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin is limited to 50 pieces in a white gold case measuring 40 mm in diameter and. as per its name, a svelte 6.2 mm thick. Its solid silver dial is coated with a “subtly shimmering” black gold flux whose tiny spangles sparkle on its deep black surface. The production process for gold flux, a type of glass with copper constituents, was discovered in Venice in the 17th century, and involves heating copper until it forms microscopically small crystals. Casting the dials to ensure they retain a homogeneous surface requires a high level of caution from the watchmakers. The simple two-hand display uses white gold for its slender hands and baton-style hour appliqués.
The movement inside the Saxonia Thin is Lange’s manually wound Caliber L093.1, with a diameter of 28 mm and a thickness of just 2.9 mm. In the traditions of Saxon haute horlogerie, it uses a three-quarter mainplate made of German silver and enhanced with Glashütte ribbing and chamfered and polished edges. Its gold chatons are secured with thermally blued screws, and the wheels sport a sunray finish. The movement features an indexless oscillation system, which beats at a 21,600-vph frequency, and stores on an ample power reserve of 72 hours. The balance cock boasts a hand-engraved finish. The Saxonia Thin is presented on a shiny black leather strap and retails for $25,800.
The latest editions of the Saxonia Outsize Date offer two distinct executions, both in 38.5-mm gold cases. One is in 18k white gold with rhodiumed gold hands, the other in 18k rose gold with hands in the same precious metal. The former A. Lange & Söhne replica with white gold case comes mounted on a black alligator leather strap, the latter on a red-brown alligator strap, each with a matching gold pin buckle.

The solid silver argenté dials feature the same chamfered, polished gold baton hour markers and hands as the Saxonia Thin, as well as two additional elements that contribute to the watch’s symmetrical look: a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock and the emblematic large (“outsize”) date display at 12 o’clock. This type of display, which has been a hallmark of Lange watches since 1994, is noteworthy for its gold-framed double aperture and its space-saving configuration, in which two separate disks are employed to display units and tens.

Behind a sapphire exhibition caseback ticks the self-winding Caliber L086.8, whose complex date mechanism required adding an additional 77 parts to the base Caliber L086.1, which powers the dateless Saxonia Automatic models. Its large central rotor incorporates ball bearings and a platinum centrifugal mass for efficient winding, and its mainspring barrel holds a maximum power reserve of 72 hours. The movement’s classic screw balance and freely oscillating balance spring are both manufactured in-house. Like its thinner sibling inside the Saxonia Thin, it features the decorated three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver and the hand-engraved balance cock with an elegantly curved whiplash spring for precision beat adjustment.
Both the white-gold and rose-gold versions of the 38.5 mm copy A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Outsize Date are priced at $27,700.

High-End Traveller’s UK Replica Watches That Go Far Beyond the GMT Hand

A traveller’s replica watch, whether a simple GMT piece or a more complex world timer, is a must-have for enthusiasts and certainly one of the most practical functions you can think of in watchmaking. We all love a nice hand-wound chronograph, we can dream in front of a minute repeater, but in the end, the traveller’s watch remains one of the truly useful functions. But what if you love complications, what if you want more than just a GMT hand or a rotating bezel? Well, we’ve selected three recently introduced traveller’s watches that go far beyond the classic GMT hand – and an additional one that can easily be qualified as a dream watch.

The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 replica with rose gold case is, without a doubt, one of the most emblematic German watches ever created. Since its launch in 1994, its deliberately unusual display remains untouched and multiple variations, with all kinds of complications, have been introduced – among which is the Time Zone. In June, A. Lange & Söhne refreshed it with a new design. And this traveller’s watch is more than just a GMT. What’s usually a small seconds is now an independent 12-hour home time display. Newly designed day-night indicators have been added, and the 24-time zone city ring remains in place. It isn’t a proper world timer but it is there to simplify the task of setting the time in the smaller subsidiary dial. To easily adjust the time when travelling, a pusher allows for one-hour jumps of the local time. Finally, a daylight saving time (DST) function has been added in the gold arrow at 5 o’clock. Best of all, this complicated watch has a new in-house movement with a 3-day power reserve, a single spring barrel (instead of two) and a new design… but the superb execution and decoration are still here. The 41.9mm case is available in pink or white gold, with a silver or black dial respectively.

Another German brand, another fine example of Glashütte watchmaking, the Senator Cosmopolite is one of the most capable traveller’s watches on the market. And despite its high complexity, it remains quite clean and legible, especially this new steel and blue dial model. At first, this blue leather strap fake Glashütte Original watch appears like a traditional dual time zone watch, with local time in the centre and home time at 12 o’clock. Sure it does, but there’s a lot more going on. In fact, this watch can display the time in no fewer than 35 time zones (including those with half or quarter-hour differences) without the visual complexity of a world timer. A time zone ring offers a choice of all 35 world time zones currently in use, each of them displayed using an official IATA location code, also including the DST function.

And it’s simple to adjust too, as the crown at 2 o’clock allows you to set the home time and wind the Swiss luxury copy watch while the crown at 8 o’clock allows you to set the city corresponding to the local time in the DST or STD window. Under the hood is a large and powerful in-house automatic movement with 3-day power reserve and signature Panorama date.