The season of multitudinous festivities is upon us, and the usually sombre A. Lange & Sohne hits the town with fancy editions of fan favourites.
The standard Saxonia Thin’s austerity helped accentuate its slimness when it was first released in 2016, but it’s lightened up with a dazzling new dial. The svelte baton indexes, and hour and minute hands – made from rhodiumed gold – of the Saxonia Thin Blue now stand out crisply against a face resembling a starry sky. This dial was achieved by coating a solid-silver dial with a layer of shimmering goldstone, which is created using a technique that originated in 17th-century Venice – whereby tiny copper oxide crystals are incorporated into glass.
Colour has also been unleashed on the Little Lange 1, with two white gold versions with purple or grey dials, and a pink gold version with a brown dial. All three of these new editions have matching alligator straps, making them a good fit for those who want their fine timepieces to double as wrist candy. Unlike the Saxonia Thin, which comes in at a fairly versatile 39mm, the Little Lange 1 is named for its deliberately dainty case size of 36.8mm – ideal for ladies or smaller-wristed gentlemen with a fearless sense of style.