SIHH 2015: New Dial Designs for A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia (Updated with Live Photos)

A Lange & Sohne Saxonia - trioAt the SIHH 2015 watch fair, German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne unveiled three new models in its elegant, understated Saxonia collection. The new-generation versions of the Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time all feature subtly redesigned dials, with two models also sporting new case dimensions.

Lange Saxonia watches — which, along with the iconic Lange 1, were launched 20 years ago as one of the brand’s original collections — remain a cornerstone of A. Lange & Sohne portfolio, thus the changes that Lange decided to make to these models’ aesthetics are very nuanced and precisely placed. For its new Saxonia dials, A. Lange & Söhne moved the gold applied hour indices closer to the periphery of the dial and added double-baton indices at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The black gradations of the minutes scale have been slightly lengthened. On two of the models — the Saxonia Automatic and Saxonia Dual Time — numerals are now used for the tens markers. Lange says that all of the dial modifications have been executed in the name of enhanced legibility.

Two of the new Saxonia models have a slightly reduced case size. The manual-winding Saxonia, which contains manufacture Caliber L941.1, now comes in a 35-mm case, while the Saxonia Dual Time (with automatic Caliber L086.2) is now offered in a 38.5-mm case, matching the dimensions of the Saxonia Automatic (powered by Caliber L086.1). Each of the watches is available in both a white gold and rose gold case; all are pictured below.

A Lange & Sohne Saxonia - rose gold
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia in rose gold (Ref. 219.032, above) and white gold (Ref. 219.026, below)

A Lange & Sohne Saxonia - white gold

A Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic - rose gold
A Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic in rose gold (Ref. 380.033, above) and white gold (Ref. 380.027, below)
A Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic- white gold
A Lange & Sohne Saxonia Dual Time - rose gold
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Dual Time in rose gold (Ref. 386.032, above) and white gold (Ref. 386.026, below)
A Lange & Sohne Saxonia Dual Time - white gold
A Lange & Sohne Saxonia - trio
The new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia family

I saw the new Lange Saxonia watches in person at SIHH in Geneva this week. Below is a photo of all three of the new models, plus a wrist shot of the Dual Time.

Lange Saxonia collection at SIHH
Lange Saxonia - wrist
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