Are you ready for one of the brightest meteor showers of the year? Perseid, the widely sought after meteor shower by astronomers and stargazers (that occurs every year between July 17 and August 24) is back and all set to illuminate the night skies with a myriad of shooting stars over the middle latitudes. The pinnacle of the shower will be on 12 August, when it is expected that 100 meteors will be visible each hour. Trying to recreate such magic on your wrist is no mean feat, and A. Lange & Söhne has managed to do just that with the Saxonia Thin Ref. 205.086. With its dreamy copper-blue dial this watch commemorates and playfully reflects Perseid like no other.
So how did they reinterpret this fascinating phenomenon? To recreate the captivating starry night sky the solid silver dial here is coated with an ultra-thin layer of shimmering copper-blue goldstone; after which thousands of copper-oxide crystals are integrated within the material to liven up that deep blue with their playful reflections.
This shimmering Saxonia Thin Ref. 205.086 houses one of A. Lange & Söhne’s flattest movements, calibre L093.1 (28mm diameter and 2.9m high) which boasts a power reserve of 72 hours. With a 39-millimetre-wide white-gold case that is also relatively flat at 6.2mm high, the Saxonia Thin Ref. 205.086 is such a sleek timepiece and clearly not gender specific. The thin hands and appliques made of rhodiumed gold match the colour of the white gold case, and a dark-blue leather strap with solid white-gold buckle nicely rounds off the elegant look.
So there you have it, a playful reflection of one of the most awaited meteor showers. It’s sleek, it’s sultry and certainly brought a smile to my face. I don’t know about you but I know exactly what I’ll be wishing for in the next few weeks 😉
YOUR WEEKEND FUN FACT: Meteors don’t come from a faraway galaxy, but instead from a neighbouring planetary system. As it orbits the sun, the earth collides every year in summer with fragments of the 109P/Swift–Tuttle comet, which is just 26 kilometres in diameter. The particles burn up when they enter the atmosphere, thereby creating countless shooting stars.