Recently, we’ve seen the development of the Lange 1 , a watch so notable that A. Lange & Sohne chose to refresh just its development and not to contact its visual viewpoints (indeed, except 2 next to no subtleties that we’re not in any event, going to make reference to now). With the Saxonia, the entry-level-downplayed old style dress-however gracious so-nice collection of the production, we’re before the contrary circumstance: Lange keeps the mechanics (we’re not going to complain) and refreshes the plan. Be that as it may, don’t sit tight for an upheaval, we’re at Lange and mercilessness isn’t an alternative. Involved with 2015 collection of the A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia.
Throwback – the pre-2015 collection of the Lange & Sohne Saxonia
Before going further into the new 2015 collection of the A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia , we need to recollect what its past releases were about. We’re not going to go over all the specs yet we’ll rather see a few subtleties that will assist you with spotting what was updated on the new release. Consider that A. Lange & Sohne refreshed just 3 of the 5 watches that are incorporated in the Saxonia collection: the Saxonia, the Saxonia Automatic and the Saxonia Dual Time. For the occasion, the Saxonia Thin and the Saxonia Annual Calendar stays immaculate – maybe we’ll see advancements later.
- Indexes: the Saxonia used to have short and single applied twirly doo markers in gold. One special case for these single twirly doos: the marker at 12 was emphasized by a twofold file. Close to these mallet were some gold specks on the outskirts of the dial.
- Minute track: a line just hindered by the little gold specks that was going around the dial. Connected to this line, some little lists showed the minutes.
- Small second: just a second-track with 60 markers – with longer markers for the tens and bolder yet short markers each 5 seconds.
- Case: 37mm for the Saxonia (since 2007, preceding that the Saxonia was 34mm). 38.5mm for the Saxonia Automatic. 40mm for the Saxonia Dual Time.
You can see instances of the old Saxonia here and here .
Common highlights of the 2015 collection of the A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia
Let’s come clean with you immediately: don’t anticipate an unrest. The Saxonia is an exemplary for A. Lange & Sohne and the 2015 collection must be viewed as advancement instead of an altogether new collection. Changes are just visual and they are insignificant. Just some prepared eyes could detect the new release without having the old one close to it. Let’s take a gander at the new features:
- Indexes: presently the Saxonia includes longer gold applied markers – single ones at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 and twofold ones at 12, 3, 6 and 9. These markers now extend right to the fringe of the dial and touch the minute track. The gold spots have been removed.
- Minute track: the line that orbited the dial had been eliminated and supplanted by a traditional moment track, just portraying little dark markers for every moment, imprinted on the dial. These markers are presently longer.
- Small second: the tens are presently accentuated with printed numerals and short however bold markers. The markers for quite a long time finishing with a 5 are currently bold and long. This solitary concerns the Automatic and Dual Time versions. The auxiliary second dial on the ordinary (hand-wound) Saxonia remains unchanged, compared to the old edition.
- Case: no development with respect to the shape and the completion. In any case, a major update for the distances across, that are presently reduced.
Apart from these visual updates – we told you, we’re before negligible advancements – the fundamental contrast seen in the 2015 collection of the A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia concerns the decreased size of the cases. It appears to be that brands are pushing ahead since a year or two back. Following a time of huge watches, brands like Lange (yet others will follow) are deciding to move the other way with more modest, more exquisite watches.
Do recollect that until the center of the 2000s, a dress watch was generally estimating 35mm to 37mm. For the past 10 years, we’ve seen dress-watches developing to some inelegant sizes. A portion of these supposed dress watches could without much of a stretch come in a 40mm-in addition to case. Notwithstanding, do keep in mind that a plain, dainty, dress-watch (without any complications or simply a little second) estimated over 40mm normally resembles a singed egg on the wrist – and we’re not in any event, discussing the issue of the size of the developments, for the most part excessively little for the case (prompting date windows in the dial and caseback enhanced with superb development rings).
When A. Lange & Sohne showed us interestingly this 2015 Saxonia collection (that you can see here ), our Editor-in-Chief ‘applaud that sort of bravery‘, in light of the fact that it needs a touch of that grit to choose to go little when everyone pulls out all the stops. In any case, creators at A. Lange & Sohne went to the school of tastefulness and they know that a dress watch must be little. Let’s find in subtleties the three releases of the 2015 Saxonia collection.
The 2015 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia (hand-wound)
The A. Lange & Sohne is the specific meaning of a downplayed, slight, plain, tactful watch. It’s basic, exquisite and it has just a little second on its dial. We’ve seen the older release of this watch in subtleties here and the enhanced one is keeping similar principles – however in a more modest case. At 37mm, the older version wasn’t what you can call a major watch. In the real market, it could undoubtedly be called little. Be that as it may, this 37mm just existed since 2007, as in the past, the Saxonia hand-wound was estimating an extremely limited 34mm. The 2015 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia comes with another case that estimates 35mm. Indeed, it is little, however not very small.
Once lashed on the wrist, there’s a lot of appeal coming and this more modest case even makes a watch livelier than previously. The more modest dial combined with the more drawn out lists makes the watch evidently more busy. Obviously, this size will look somewhat odd on a man with an exceptionally huge wrist. In any case, on the normal refined man and combined with a business clothing, this Saxonia hand-wound is simply perfect.
As said, the collection remains in fact immaculate. We find back the Caliber L941.1, a manual development with the ordinary ¾ plate and the engraved chicken extension – two obvious highlights of A. Lange & Sohne. This watch may be the passage level of the brand, the completion (of the case, the dial and particularly the development) is equivalent to with the remainder of the scope of watches – which means exquisite.
This watch is accessible in 18k rose gold and in 18k white gold, both with an argenté dial. Price: 13.900 Euros in rose gold and 14.900 Euros in white gold.
The 2015 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic
This is likely the version that is the nearest to its older emphasis. Changes here are just concerning the dial as the case stays estimated at 38.5mm. So we have the new files, the new moment track and the new auxiliary second dial in precisely the same case as the older release. It must be said, 38.5mm remaining parts a phenomenal decision for a dress watch, regardless of whether it will be worn by a powerful man or a man with a more modest wrist. It will be exquisite in each circumstance and will show the correct presence on the wrist.
The motivation behind why A. Lange & Sohne kept the 38.5mm case is likewise guided by the development, here the automatic Caliber L086.1 that is very enormous at 30.4mm. It is likewise a somewhat thin development at 3.7mm (and Lange’s most slender automatic type), permitting the A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic to have a 7.8mm just profile. This development includes a focal rotor (A. Lange & Sohne generally goes for topsy turvy rotors in different collections) in gold with a platinum mass. It brags 72 hours power hold and, similar to the next Saxonia, highlights the great Lange finish.
The 2015 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic is accessible in in 18k rose gold and in 18k white gold, both with an argenté dial. Price: 21.800 Euros in rose gold and 22.800 Euros in white gold.
The 2015 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Dual Time
The third and most recent release of the 2015 collection of the A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia to go through an update is the Dual Time release, and simply like the hand-wound model, it includes a more modest case, at 38.5mm to be careful (rather than 40mm on the past version). This breadth is by all accounts A. Lange & Sohne fortunate number, as the Lange 1 , the Saxonia Annual Calendar, the Langematik Perpetual or the 1815 all have a case with these same dimensions.
The Saxonia Dual Time includes the Caliber L086.2, which fundamentally a similar development as the Saxonia Automatic with two extra-complications: a 24h pointer (that can be seen at 12 on the dial) and an additional hand for the second-time region (that is taken cover behind the primary hour hand on our photographs). The two-pushers looking into the issue band permit to move the hour hand forward and in reverse by one-hour increments.
Again, we’re pleased to see this watch in a more modest case as it clearly enlivens the dial that appears to be busier, with less ‘white void zones‘ for a general more present day look.
The 2015 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia dual is accessible in in 18k rose gold and in 18k white gold, both with an argenté dial. Price: 25.800 Euros in rose gold and 26.800 Euros in white gold. More subtleties to peruse on A. Lange & Sohne official .