Last week at the SIHH 2015 along with the amazing presentation of the new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater in platinum we presented you here, our friends from Saxony unveiled new design accents for three Saxonia family classics. As part of the revamping of the Saxonia watch family, the watches have been fitted with a new dial design that further enhances their intrinsic gracefulness. The three revamped models are the Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic and the Saxonia Dual Time. “Never stand still” is not only Walter Lange’s personal motto but it also motivates the product developers at A. Lange & Söhne to continue improving their perfect creations. Their tireless pursuit of the perfect watch has inspired the discreet dial design refinements of these three Saxonia models. Particularly in a watch family innately characterised by such elegance and purity, each element, be it ever so small, has a visual impact on the overall appearance of the respective model.
Since it was launched 20 years ago, the Saxonia has been a permanent part of the manufacture’s repertoire. In their search for a more prominent face that would befit the new generation of the Lange classic, the designers sketched out numerous variations of the dial, most of them differentiated merely in nuances. Just a few precisely placed accents graciously emphasize the sublimely chiseled face of the Saxonia family’s models. The solid-gold applied hour markers have been moved toward the periphery of the dial and are executed as double baton appliques at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock. The slightly extended black graduations of the minute scale are also more striking.
For the Saxonia Automatic and the Saxonia Dual Time, the tens markers of the subsidiary seconds dial have been endowed with numerals. All modifications were made in the interest of improved legibility. The designers slightly reduced the case size of two models. The diameter of the Saxonia with the proven L941.1 manufacture calibre is now 35 mm in diameter. With a reduced diameter of 38.5 mm, the Saxonia Dual Time is now the same size as the Saxonia Automatic.
Its conveniently adjustable second zone time and superb legibility make the Saxonia Dual Time a perfect companion for individuals who feel at home around the world. At the same time, like the other members of the Saxonia watch family, it pays tribute to the homeland of A. Lange & Söhne.
In Saxony, where craftsmanship is a centuries-old tradition and which has a deeply ingrained penchant for aesthetics, Ferdinand A. Lange found the ideal setting for the establishment of his watchmaking company in 1845. His graceful, dependable and precise pocket watches soon ranked among the world’s finest timepieces. This ambition is still upheld by the A. Lange & Söhne brand today. The three new Saxonia models live up to it in every respect. Their lavishly finished movements epitomize Saxon watchmaking artistry. The hand-engraved balance cock transforms each timepiece into a precious one-of-a-kind treasure.
The Saxonia is fitted with an 18K white gold ref. 219.026 or 18K rose gold case ref. 219.032 measuring 35 mm in diameter and is powered by the manual wound Lange calibre L941.1 composed of 164 parts, 21 jewels —4 in gold chatons— and provides a power reserve of 45 hours when fully wound. The Saxonia Automatic is fitted with an 18K white gold ref. 380.027 or 18K rose gold case ref. 380.033 measuring 38.5 mm in diameter and is powered by the automatic Lange calibre L086.1 composed of 209 parts, 31 jewels and provides a power reserve of 72 hours when fully wound. Lastly, the Saxonia Dual Time —our favorite of these three novelties from the SIHH 2015— is fitted with an 18K white gold ref. 386.026 or 18K rose gold case ref. 386.032 measuring 38.5 mm in diameter and is powered by the automatic Lange calibre L086.2 composed of 268 parts, 31 jewels and provides a power reserve of 72 hours when fully wound. The movements are all visible via the display case back of these timepieces.
Sticker Price $33,200 USD for the Saxonia Dual Time in White Gold. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne click here.