Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A. Lange & Söhne – SAXONIA Collection (New Dial Versions of SAXONIA, SAXONIA AUTOMATIC, and SAXONIA DUAL TIME)

German luxury watch manufacture A. Lange & Söhne presents three models of its SAXONIA watch family with a new dial design that further enhances their intrinsic gracefulness: SAXONIA, SAXONIA AUTOMATIC, and SAXONIA DUAL TIME.
Since it was launched 20 years ago, the SAXONIA has been a permanent part of the manufactory’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.
SAXONIA Manual Winding
Just a few precisely placed accents graciously emphasise the sublimely chiselled face of the SAXONIA family’s models.
SAXONIA Manual Winding
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, and12 o’clock.
SAXONIA Manual Winding
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.
SAXONIA AUTOMATIC
The designers slightly reduced the case size of two models. The diameter of the SAXONIA with the proven L941.1 manufacture calibre is now 35.0 millimetres.
SAXONIA AUTOMATIC
With a reduced diameter of 38.5 millimetres, the SAXONIA DUAL TIME is now the same size as the SAXONIA AUTOMATIC.
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.
SAXONIA DUAL TIME
At the same time, like the other members of the SAXONIA watch family, it pays tribute to the homeland of A. Lange & Söhne.
SAXONIA DUAL TIME
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.
SAXONIA DUAL TIME

This ambition is still upheld by the A. Lange & Söhne brand today. The three new SAXONIA models live up to it in every respect and their lavishly finished movements epitomise Saxon watchmaking artistry.
SAXONIA DUAL TIME, View of Caliber L086.2, self-winding
The hand-engraved balance cock transforms each timepiece into a precious one-of-a-kind treasure.
SAXONIA Manual Winding, View of Caliber L941.1, manually wound
Technical details
A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA  (Manual Winding Model)
Movement 
Lange manufacture calibre L941.1; manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Diameter: 25.6 millimetres; height: 3.2 millimetres
Movement parts: 164
Jewels: 21
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: 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 
Time display with hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds

Operating elements 
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time

Case 
White gold (Ref.  219.026) or Pink gold (Ref.219.032) case
Diameter: 35.0 millimetres; height: 7.3 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

Dial 
Solid silver, argenté
Hands: Rhodiumed gold (for white gold model) and Pink gold (for Pink gold model)

Strap 
Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, black with Lange prong buckle in white gold or Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, red brown with Lange prong buckle in pink gold

A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA AUTOMATIC 
Movement 
Lange manufacture calibre L086.1; self-winding, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Diameter: 30.4 millimetres; height: 3.7 millimetres
Movement parts: 209
Jewels: 31
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound

Functions 
Time display with hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds

Operating elements 
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time

Case 
White gold (Ref. 380.027) or Pink gold (Ref. 380.33)
Diameter: 38.5 millimetres; height: 7.8 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness of 9)

Dial 
Solid silver, argenté (for both white gold and red gold versions)
Hands: Rhodiumed gold (white gold version) or Pink gold (pink gold version)

Strap 
Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, black with Lange prong buckle in white gold or Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, red brown with Lange prong buckle in pink gold

A. Lange & Söhne SAXONIA DUAL TIME 
Movement
Lange manufacture calibre L086.2; self-winding, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Diameter: 30.4 millimetres; height: 4.6 millimetres
Movement parts: 268
Jewels: 31
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound

Functions 
Time display with hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds
Display of second time zone with second hour hand
24-hour display and day/night indication

Operating elements 
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; one push piece each for stepping the time forward and backward in one-hour increments

Case 
White gold (Ref. 380.26) or Pink gold (Ref. 386.032)
Diameter: 38.5 millimetres; height: 9.1 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness of 9)

Dial 
Solid silver, argenté  (for both versions)

Hands 
White gold version: Rhodiumed gold hands; hour hand of second time zone and 24-hour hand in blued steel
Pink gold version: Pink gold hands; hour hand of second time zone and 24-hour hand in blued steel

Strap 
White gold version: Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, black with Lange prong buckle in white gold
Pink gold version: Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, red brown with Lange prong buckle in pink gold

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