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The best mechanical solution The SAXONIA watch family

Close-up of the manufacture calibre of an A. Lange & Söhne timepiece

Micromechanical ingenuity is the priority in the SAXONIA watch family – regardless of whether for a model with the basic functions or for a particularly complicated one. The focus in development and design is always on finding the best conceivable – which means technically optimised and aesthetically perfect – mechanical solution.

SAXONIA Mechanical virtuosity

Display: SAXONIA – mechanical virtuosity. The movement side of the first member of the Saxonia range, the Datograph UP/DOWN, appears. Followed by a close-up view showing the mechanism of the precisely jumping minute-counter. The Datograph UP/DOWN is now presented in a full view, followed by details of the dial like the large date, the jumping minute-counter and the AUF/AB (UP/DOWN) power-reserve indication. The geometrical distribution of the dial indications in the form of an isosceles triangle is illustrated with thin lines. A view of the Double Split now appears. In extremely close-up shots, we dive deep into its complicated, three-dimensional movement. Lastly, the Saxonia Automatic presents its sleek design. And its perfect movement with the big central rotor, whose oscillating weight is made of platinum.

With its name, the SAXONIA refers to the state of Saxony, which within Germany has consistently been a powerhouse as regards technical progress. For instance, the first German steam locomotive, named SAXONIA, was built here in 1839. A few years later, Saxon Ferdinand Adolph Lange demonstrated his pioneering spirit as well. His quest for perfection and the continuous improvement of mechanical designs are still cornerstones of our philosophy today. The models of this watch family reflect these pursuits.

SAXONIA Boutique Edition with a grey dial and applied baton markers SAXONIA THIN with aventurine dial Dark grey dial of the Triple Split with subsidiary hours

Thinking from the inside out


The development of a SAXONIA starts with the movement. The issue is not to incorporate as many parts as possible or to maximise complexity. The exact opposite is true. What counts is the mechanical essence. For example, the SAXONIA THIN – the so far thinnest A. Lange & Söhne watch – is a member of the SAXONIA watch family.


Design challenges


A. Lange & Söhne’s master watchmakers are regularly confronted with design challenges when they develop new movements. Frequently, the outcome is totally new and innovative approaches such as the world’s first triple rattrapante mechanism. What is equally important is the emphasis on optimising proven, existing solutions. Even the mechanisms of comparatively simple watches dedicated to the display of hours, minutes, and seconds are systematically refined. This particular approach to the SAXONIA watch family not only inspires extraordinary mechanisms, it also results in articulate, timeless designs.

SAXONIA in white gold




SAXONIA THIN with a copper-blue dial



TRIPLE SPLIT with grey dial


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