At SIHH earlier this year, A. Lange & Söhne presented five debuts in elegant black: two models each of the Saxonia Moon Phase, the Saxonia Outsize Date and one of the 1815 Chronograph.

These have now been released, and Berlin-based photographer Attila Hartwig took the opportunity to focus on the design of the watches with a series of architecturally inspired stills.

A. Lange & Söhne Director of Product Development Anthony de Haas likens the interior of the watch to something out of Star Wars:

“If we could beam ourselves into a multi-level watch movement, we would be exploring a mechanical universe in which everything is designed with architectural precision and located in exactly the right place.”

Starting from a certain scale, the apparent chaos becomes organized, structures are discernible, and order sets in.

The most prominent hallmark shared by all five debut models is the deep black face of their solid-silver dials. The dark backgrounds form a striking contrast with the solid-gold hour markers and white inscriptions.

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