Friday, October 2, 2015

A. Lange & Söhne New SAXONIA White gold (Ref. 216.027) & Pink gold (Ref. 216.033) Models

Germany based luxury watch maker 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.
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. Twin baton appliques at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock as well as slightly extended minute markers add prominence to these dials.
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.
Technical details

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 made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts: 164
Jewels:  21
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant screw balance; Nivarox ® balance spring with afrequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, whiplash precision index adjuster with beat-adjustment mechanism
Power reserve: 45 hours when fully wound
Movement dimensions - Diameter: 25.6 millimetres; height: 3.2 millimetres

Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds

Operating elements 
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time

Case, dial and strap
Ref. 216.027: White gold case; Solid silver, grey dial; rhodiumed gold hands; hand-stitched alligator leather strap in black colour with white-gold prong buckle.
Ref. 216.033: Pink gold case; solid silver, grey dial; pink gold hands; hand-stitched alligator leather strap in red brown colour with pink-gold prong buckle.
Case dimensions: Diameter: 37.0 millimetres; height: 7.8 millimetres
Crystal and back: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

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