SIHH 2015 preview…
At SIHH in January 2015, A. Lange & Söhne will present three Saxonia models with new design features intended to further enhance their intrinsic gracefulness. Most intriguing to me is the size change on the base Saxonia — what do you think of a 35mm case size? Yup, that’s where the new base Saxonia is measuring in at. We’ll get into that in a moment. But for now suffice it to say that Lange’s the base Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time are all receiving changes, which I will break down below.
38.5mm platinum case, black enamel dial, engraved tourbillon caliber…
This is the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the debut of the Lange 1 (to the day!) , an iconic timepiece whose design has gone essentially unchanged in 20 years and which is revered by collectors the world around. And just to set the historical record straight, it was on October 24, 1994, that the first collection created by the new Lange manufactory was presented to the public; this date was approximately 4 years after Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein embarked upon the modern day renaissance of the German brand (i.e. 1990) which is now one a tour de force in the fine watchmaking world. In fact the 20th anniversary celebration this week was in the same location as where Lange launched its first four pieces 20 years ago — the castle of Dresden.
The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst is an immaculate & classicaly-styled timepiece with everything we have come to expect from Lange. Naturally, only 2o of these beauties will be crafted. This 20th anniversary A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst will be a boutique-exclusive offered piece, at a price of $221,700 per.
In conjunction with the launch of its first boutique in Russia, A. Lange & Söhne introduces the Langematik Perpetual in white gold. This model joins two iterations of the Langematik Perpetual currently offered by Lange, one in pink gold, one in platinum. The watch also (obviously) has a black dial, though this is not the first Langematik Perpetual to have a black dial (in 2008 Lange made a limited edition in rose gold + a black dial for Singapore retailer Sincere Watch, as noted here).
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Perpetuelle presents the 2014 A. Lange & Söhne collection. Click any image below to see full details, images and more on each watch.
Photos: A. Lange.