The big date, is for me quite simply what makes a Lange, a Lange. Being a Lange, the watch keeps itself to itself. Those who know, know. Despite my default attire being a t-shirt and shorts, it still worked, even if it did raise a few eyebrows on the city train into work in the morning.
Something under appreciated on the dial is the gold-framed split double aperture which frames the date windows, actually hides a space-saving configuration adopting two separate display segments for the units and tens. One of the most deeply satisfying features of the watch is the push button (located at 10 o’clock) which allows you to quickly adjust the date (something everyone in the office were keen to ensure functioned correctly).
Some further fine details — within the Saxonia, you have a shock-resistant screw balance, balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour and whiplash spring which gives you 72 hours when fully wound.