A. Lange & Söhne has now made the five models which debuted at SIHH, available to the market.
All featuring black dials, A. Lange & Söhne presented two models of the Saxonia Moon Phase, two models of the Saxonia Outsize Date and one 1815 Chronograph in January this year at the Geneva exhibition.
Berlin-based photographer Attila Hartwig took the opportunity to focus on the design of the watches with a series of architecturally – inspired stills.
Anthony de Haas, director of product development at the German-based company, gave an insight into the design process.
He said: “We implemented only minor adjustments in the proportions, but of course, such details have a great impact on the overall aesthetic appeal of a watch.”
The date display of the Saxona Outsize Date is slightly smaller than that of the Saxona Moon Phase, and given that the case diameter was reduced from 40 to 38.5 millimetres, de Haas decided to proportionally reduce the size of the Outsize Date by four per cent in order to preserve the visual equilibrium.
The dial of the 1815 chronograph was analysed as well in an attempt to enhance the overall impression. Due to the integration of a peripheral pulsimeter scale, the radius of the minute scale had to be reduced accordingly, the hands were then shortened and narrowed too.
The most prominent hallmark shared by all five debut models is the black face of their solid-silver dials. The dark backgrounds form a contrast with the solid-gold hour markers and white inscriptions.