In 1994, it was one of the first four models to go on sale after the company’s relaunch. Since then, SAXONIA has evolved into a ten-strong family of models. A. Lange & Söhne presented three of these with a new dial in January 2015: SAXONIA DUAL TIME, SAXONIA and SAXONIA AUTOMATIC. They are now available from stockists.
The name ‘SAXONIA’ refers to the German state of Saxony, which has repeatedly set benchmarks in technical developments over the course of history. The Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange became part of this legacy by establishing his manufactory here. His efforts to achieve perfection and his continuous improvements to mechanical constructions remain a core part of the philosophy of A. Lange & Söhne, and are also reflected in the models which make up the SAXONIA family.
About A. Lange & Söhne
When Ferdinand Adolph Lange, a Dresden watchmaker, established his watch manufactory in 1845, he laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly fell into oblivion. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange had the courage to relaunch the brand. Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand. In a period of little more than 20 years, A. Lange & Söhne developed 51 manufacture calibres and secured a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands. Its greatest successes include innovative time-keeping instruments such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a series produced wristwatch as well as the ZEITWERK with its supremely legible, precisely jumping numerals. In the meantime, both models have become icons of a brand rich in tradition.