A. Lange & Sohne created the Saxonia collection of timepieces to pay tribute to one of the most significant villages in Glashutte, Germany - Saxony. The location signifies the foundations of which independent German watch manufacture were laid – each timepiece celebrating the continuation of watch production in this iconic location. The Saxonia collection was launched not so many years after the entire company was revived, after the grandson of company founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange decided to set the manufacture up again during the time of the falling of the Berlin wall. A. Lange & Sohne was demolished in a bombing during the Second World War, but Walter Lange had other visions of making the prestigious German-made company a success once more. The launch of the Saxonia watch collection in 1994 introduced modern timekeeping to those wristwatch collectors familiar with the more traditional timepieces. The designs varied from ultra flat watches with a simple two handed dial design, to perpetual calendars fitted with flyback chronograph features and tourbillons integrated to enhance accuracy.
Saxonia watches are a great choice of watch, especially if you consider yourself an enthusiast of meticulously crafted German watches. Each movement that equips an A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia watch is developed in-house from start to finish by a team of innovative artisans and skilled designers. Some Saxonia watches are fitted with cutting edge calibres that showcase a three quarter plate made from untreated German silver and gorgeous screwed gold chatons through a sapphire-backed case. This special glass material is integrated with anti reflective and scratch resistant properties to grant the wearer a crisp view into the internal workings of each Saxonia watch. But that's not all that Saxonia watches are renowned for. Their ultra flat case constructions make it easy to dress the wrist with sophistication, even when wanting to wear the watch underneath the cuff of a shirt with a suit. The Saxonia perpetual calendars are more complex with a date feature, day, month, leap year indicator, day & night indicator and a tachymeter scale. Saxonia watches are also equipped with practical power reserve indicators to show the status of the mechanical movement and how long the watch can go without needing to be wound again. Many of the designs from the Saxonia collection are crafted from cases made from platinum and gold. With matching golden hands and indices, these A. Lange & Sohne watches are luxurious through-and-through. Fitted on classic leather straps with buckles finished in matching materials to those seen in the case, these exquisite timepieces make for the perfect companion to dress with smart, casual or professional attire. The iconic “A. Lange & Sohne” lettering emblazoned onto the surface of each watch, rounds off their pleasantly balanced dials nicely. If you would like additional information on any of the Saxonia watches from within our A. Lange & Sohne collections here at Owen & Robinson, please call and speak to a member of our team today, who will be more than happy to assist you with finding your perfect Saxonia watch today.