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The German manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne is at SIHH with some new timepieces, presenting mixed complications and memorable dials. The most recent edition to the Saxonia model line, with its moon-phase and traditional outsize date, is a prime example. Just as the limited edition “Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase” which also combines a sparkly moon-phase and their outside date, slightly off center. Let’s take a better look

The Saxonia model first appeared in 1994, nearly two decades ago, but is here once again reset to its original glory, featuring two classic complications. The 40mm case is available in white (ref#: 384.026) or pink gold (ref#: 384.032). Both supporting a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The silver dial exhibits index markers, a moon-phase complication above the 6 o’clock position and the large date under the 12 o’clock position. Variations between the models happen on the color for the hands and index markers, with the white-gold version opting for rhodiumed gold and  the pink-gold keeping it all pink.

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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moonphase iN pink gold (ref#: 384.032) * Image courtesy of: A. Lange & Söhne

This “A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moonphase” is powered by a self-winding movement, caliber L086.5, with 40 jewels and 325 moving parts. The lunar disc is connected with the hour wheel and constantly in motion just like the moon itself. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 72 hours, when fully wound. Mounted to the timepiece is either a black alligator strap with white gold buckle, or a red-brown alligator strap with a pink gold buckle.

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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moonphase iN white gold (ref#: 384.026) * Image courtesy of: A. Lange & Söhne

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Another novelty by A. Lange & Söhne is this “Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase” with a charismatic dark look. This dial made of blackened silver with ample black tinted apertures and a semi-transparent scratch-resistant sapphire glass is very impressive. There is a special coating applied to the glass over the date aperture that gives it a luminescent highlight. Time is read on a sub-dial off the 9 o’clock position with Roman numerals and the moon-phase in its midst. There’s also a sub-seconds with Arabic numerals over the 6 o’clock position.

Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase Capture

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One of the main variations between this model and previous moon-phase watches by A. Lange & Söhne that feature solid-gold lunar discs, is that this one’s made of glass. In order to assure its integrity the surface was treated with a patented coating process. Afterwards a laser is used to cut out 1164 stars and the moon, which shine due to a luminous compound behind the lunar disc.

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A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen” (Ref#: 139.035) * Image courtesy of: A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen

This “A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen” (Ref#: 139.035) in a 41mm platinum case is powered by a manually-wound movement, caliber L095.4, with 45 jewels and 446 moving parts. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 72 hours, when fully wound. Mounted to this watch is a black alligator leather strap, with a platinum deployment buckle. This is also a limited edition of only 200 pieces.

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Written by Mauro Az