When Saxon introduced its Lange Zeitwerk line of watch products, it was unlike anything that the luxury watch industry had ever seen. It was a curious mix of incredibly precision engineering with a simple yet bold look. The watch design has been created to be able to maintain and control the perpetual changes that occurred with the hour and minute displays. It was a breakthrough in watch engineering that created a watch that was one of the most consistently precise, yet durable, products on the market. The Lange Zeitwerk line of watches took off, and Saxon began work on its flagship product that would bring together everything about the Lange watches that made them so popular.
The final result was the release of the Zietwerk Handwerkskunst watch, and it is a watch that has a lot more than meets the eye. It is a subtle, yet demanding, watch that requires a closer examination to truly appreciate. The word Handwerkskunst is German for “craftsmanship,” and it would only make sense that the design chosen to be the flagship of one on the most innovative watch designs in history would have its name based on good craftsmanship. The watch looks basic, but a closer look reveals that there is a lot going on worth checking out.
The craftsmanship on the Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst starts with the precision required to put all raised lettering on the face, including the company marker at the top of the face. Even the smallest detailed print on the watch is done in raised type, which helps to create that durable look which Saxon has become so famous for. The watch is a curious combination of metals such as platinum and German silver, which come together at strategic points on the watch to create a look which is not re-created on any other line of designer watches.
The contrasts in metals can make it difficult to see the polished bezel when you first look at the watch because the bezel does not stand out like the face does. But the polished platinum bezel helps to encase the face of the watch perfectly. Throughout the watch design you will find 68 precious gems and various parts made from other precious metals such as gold. This watch brings together 425 small components to create a flagship watch that will most certainly be a popular item among consumers and will also win more awards for a Saxon company that is already known for its high quality watch work.