[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n fields such as fashion, blue is considered a relatively basic colour. In the largely conservative world of high watchmaking, however, the hue of sky and sea is striking enough to still be the theme of watch spreads or trend features. And now, the colour unifies five of the latest off erings from Saxon watch brand A. Lange & Sohne.
Firstly, there’s the sixth model in the brand’s elaborately hand-finished Handwerkskunst range: Winner in the Grand Complications category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG) when it was first introduced in 2013, the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar has been given an extensive makeover. Housed in a 41.9mm white gold case, the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst features a dial and hinged caseback – both made from white gold and finished with blue enamel. These two parts are also relief-engraved: stars form a celestial backdrop on the dial, while the Roman moon goddess Luna enlivens the caseback.
On a more accessible note, Lange has also released blue-dial editions of four models in its regular catalogue: Lange 1, Lange 1 Daymatic, Saxonia and Saxonia Automatic. Paired with white gold cases, these new models give fans of the conservative brand the chance to go a little wild.