A. Lange & Söhne New SAXONIA AUTOMATIC

This year, A. Lange & Söhne did subtle design modifications on its elegant SAXONIA collection to make it lucid and contemporary . For example, the new SAXONIA AUTOMATIC model features a larger and slimmer case and equipped with a newly developed self-winding movement. The cultivated elegance and impressive intrinsic values leveraged by the latest-generation SAXONIA models pay tribute to the grand tradition of Saxon watchmaking artistry.

From the very beginning, Lange conceived the SAXONIA as an expression of its kinship with Saxony. The watch symbolises the allegiance of Ferdinand A. Lange, the founder of the German precision watchmaking industry, with his homeland. As emphatically understated as it may seem, it embodies typically Saxon values such as straightforwardness, modesty, and creativity. In particular, the last of these three traits is reflected in the numerous inventions for which Saxons can take credit.

In the 19th century, they transformed their state into Germany’s most trend-setting and innovative economic area. It is during this epoch that the A. Lange & Söhne brand established by Ferdinand A. Lange in 1845 became a synonym for luxurious precision pocket watches from Saxony. The tradition that he founded now lives on in the third generation of timepieces that bear the SAXONIA signature.

Down to the very last detail, the SAXONIA AUTOMATIC transports the heritage of Saxon precision watchmaking into the present day. The all-new Lange manufacture calibre L086.1 is the third self-winding movement presented by the Saxon master watchmakers. Suspended in ball bearings, a central rotor with a centrifugal mass made of 950 platinum assures that the maximum power reserve of 72 hours is quickly available on the wrist. The underlying design emphasises a flat silhouette:

Technical details
Ref. Nos. 380.026 / 380.032

Movement details
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L086.1, self-winding, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards and largely decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates in untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement dimensions: diameter 30.4 millimetres; height 3.7 millimetres
No. of movement parts :209
No. of jewels: 31
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant glucydur screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral set screw 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 & Dial
Case dimensions: diameter 38.5 millimetres; height 7.8 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Case material: White gold / Pink gold
Dial: Solid silver, argenté
Hands: Rhodiumed gold / Pink gold

Strap
Hand-stitched crocodile strap, black / Hand-stitched crocodile strap, chestnut
Buckle: Heavy Lange prong buckle in white gold / Heavy Lange prong buckle in pink gold

Also available : The new SAXONIA manually wound
The manually wound SAXONIA with the reliable manufacture calibre L941.1 also reflects the new design vocabulary. It features all of the quality facets that ennoble every member of the refined SAXONIA family. Its case and dial project the new, elegant styling as well. The watch is available in 18-carat yellow, pink, or white gold and has a diameter of 37.0 millimetres. The separately applied hour markers and the lancet hands are made of the same gold alloy.

Technical details
Ref. Nos. 216.021 / 216.026 / 216.032

Movement details
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L941.1, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards and largely decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; Plates in untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement dimensions: diameter 25.6 millimetres; height 3.2 millimetres
No. of movement parts: 164
No. of jewels: 21
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant glucydur screw balance; Nivarox balance spring, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment with whiplash spring with patented beat adjustment system
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 & Dial
Case dimensions: diameter 37.0 millimetres; height 7.8 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Case material: Yellow gold / White gold / Pink gold
Dial: Solid silver, champagne / Solid silver, argenté / Solid silver, argenté
Hands: Yellow gold / Rhodiumed gold / Pink gold

Strap
Hand-stitched crocodile strap, brown / Hand-stitched crocodile strap, black / Hand-stitched crocodile strap, chestnut
Buckle: Lange prong buckle in solid yellow gold / Lange prong buckle in solid white gold / Lange prong buckle in solid pink gold

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