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Friday, January 28, 2011

SIHH 2011: A. Lange & Sohne Part 2

More novelties from ALS in SIHH 2011

Lange also introduced some new entry level watches to complete the Saxonia line. The line is now quite complete with the Saxonia Automatic, the Saxonial Flat Handwound, and the Saxonia World Time.

First the Saxonia Automatic.

Lange Saxonia Automatic in rose gold

The movement is a new movement, with a full rotor instead of the traditional Langematic's micro rotor.

Lange Saxonia Automatic showing the rear of the watch and the magnificent movement

In platinum, the watch looks more austere and teutonic.

Lange Saxonia Automatic in rose gold

In the hand and on the wrist, I must say this is a truly beautiful watch. Subtle, effective, yet beautiful lines, as shown on the slim, elegant wrist of Sandra Herbst:

Next, one of my favourites of this year: The Saxonia Thin. A bit unusual for Lange as a German watch which is usually known for solid, robust engineering rather than genteel elegance, this juxtaposition intrigues.

Lange Saxonia Thin in rose gold

The movement, only 2.9mm height, this is no ultra thin, but thin enough for the teutonic Langes. As is typical of Langes, the movement is truly beautifully crafted. The movement shows off the 3/4 plate effectively, and allows the gold chatons with its blued steel screws to be nicely set in alignment with the hand engraved balance cock and swan neck fine adjustment.

Lange Saxonia Automatic in rose gold

And finally the Saxonia Dual Time...a two timezone watch, which is elegant...

Lange Saxonia Automatic in rose gold

One can argue that the design language employed for the Dual Time is not original, as similar examples can bee seen in the Patek Philippe line, but one can hardly argue with the excellence of the execution. The dial ratains a purity and rare beauty.

And the movement is pure Lange.

Lange Saxonia Automatic in rose gold

Taschenuhren: Von d. Halsuhr zum Tourbillon (German Edition)

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