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A. Lange & Söhne’s Saxon Angle

Laurie Kahle

Far from the fir forests and green valleys of Switzerland’s ValléedeJoux, A. Lange & Söhne remains steadfast to the traditions and values of German watchmaking: straightforwardness, modesty, and creativity. Despite its reserved nature, the historic Glashütte manufacture recently gave a contemporary face-lift to its classic, understated Saxonia collection ($16,800 to $26,600). Of course the changes are subtle, yet distinct. For the third-generation Saxonias, Lange selected a larger, sleeker case, slimmed down the bezel, and incorporated an angled inner flange so the dial appears more expansive. Designers also slightly elongated the baton indexes and reworked the lugs, making them narrower and more curved. Saxonia’s rejuvenation was not limited to exteriors, as Lange introduced a new automatic movement with a central rotor and 72-hour power reserve for the Automatic and Dual Time models. A svelte new manual movement powers the Saxonia Thin, which measures a mere 5.9 mm thick, making it the thinnest watch Lange has ever built. (www.alange-soehne.com)

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