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Watches and Wonders 2015: A. Lange & Söhne new Saxonia models

by Chester Lau on October 4, 2015

A. Lange & Söhne enriches the recently reworked SAXONIA family with two new models. What these classic three-hand watches with 37-millimetre cases in white or pink gold have in common is the noble grey dial. Both versions are available exclusively in the 16 A. Lange & Söhne boutiques worldwide.

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The 37-millimetre SAXONIA in pink gold and white gold with a grey dial

For more than 20 years, the SAXONIA has been a permanent part of the Saxon manufactory’s repertoire. The continually broadened spectrum ranges from the elegant two-hand watch to models with refined calendar and chronograph functions. In January, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) trade fair in Geneva, A. Lange & Söhne presented the modified dial design of the SAXONIA family for the first time. A newly developed minute scale gives the dial a lucid and harmonious aura. Twinbaton appliques at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock as well as slightly extended minute markers add prominence to these dials.

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Both the warm pink-gold and the cooler white-gold cases subtly highlight the graceful grey tint of the dial. Inside the watch, Lange’s proven manually wound L941.1 calibre works reliably with a maximum power reserve of 45 hours. The lavishly hand-finished movement displays all classic hallmarks of Lange’s watchmaking artistry, including the hand-engraved balance cock that makes each timepiece one of a kind. ALS_216_033_M01_web ALS_216_033_MRS_web ALS_216_033_D01_web

SAXONIA Boutique Edition

Lange manufacture caliber L941.1

Number of parts movement/jewels 164 / 21

Screwed gold chatons 4

Escapement Lever escapement

Oscillator

Shock-resistant screw balance, Nivarox® balance spring with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour; whiplash precision index adjuster with beat-adjustment mechanism

Power reserve 45 hours when fully wound

Functions Hours and minutes; subsidiary-seconds dial; stop-seconds mechanism

Case measures Diameter: 37.0 millimetres; height: 7.8 millimetres

Movement measures Diameter: 25.6 millimetres; height: 3.2 millimetres

Case versions Pink gold, white gold

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