Of the two bits of A. Lange & Söhne news we’ve got for you this weekend, this one might be the less spectacular, but it’s definitely the one that affects the most people. While a handful of mega collectors scramble to secure the new 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst, the rest of us will admire these new updates to four of Lange’s most-loved watches. The Lange 1, Lange 1 Daymatic, Saxonia, and Saxonia Automatic are all getting a new look with white gold cases and rich blue dials. Let’s take a look at each.
The watches themselves are technically identical to the existing models. Each has already been available with a white gold case too (except the Daymatic, which has only been available in rose gold and platinum) – so the real update here is the dial. The shade of blue sits somewhere between navy and ultramarine, and the finishes on the dials mix fine grained surfaces with circular grained surfaces, introducing texture to the mix too. They have a slightly sleeker and more modern look than the blue dials you might have seen on Lange’s from the late ’90s and early ’00s. Hands and markers here are brightly polished white gold, which contrasts nicely with the darker ground (only the Daymatic has touches of lume).
One thing to note: These are not limited editions, but they are only being produced for one year, so you’ll have to snatch one up quickly if you’re interested.
Sure, adding blue dials to core collection watches might not be the splashiest or most adventurous thing a watch brand can do in 2017, but I’m not complaining about this at all. The watches look downright handsome – that Lange 1 is calling my name pretty loudly and clearly – and a lot of people are going to make these their daily-wearers. I’m always happy when a watchmaker offers its customers more solid options at a variety of price points, and that’s just what Lange has done today.
Here are the four watches and their prices:
Lange 1 – $34,700
Lange 1 Daymatic – $43,200
Saxonia – $14,800
Saxonia Automatic – $25,800