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Special Exhibition at the German Watch Museum Glashütte: “Glashütte during the GDR Era - Watch Production between 1951 and 1990“

Special Exhibition Glashütte during the GDR Era

Glashütte, May 2015

25 years after the German reunification, the German Watch Museum Glashütte honors the achievements of the former Glashütte designers, watchmakers, toolmakers and precision mechanics with a special exhibition. Despite the often difficult circumstances, they managed to keep the tradition of watchmaking alive during the GDR era.

After the founding of the “VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe” (People´s Company Glashütte Watch Companies, VEB GUB for short), a new chapter began in the history of watchmaking in Glashütte. Between 1951 and 1990 ...

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Rolling and ticking works of art

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Glashütte, May 2015

The “40 Years BMW Art Cars” exhibition is one of the highlights of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which is taking place in Como from 22 to 24 May 2015. For the fourth time now, A. Lange & Söhne is sponsoring the prestigious competition for classic automobiles and futuristic concept cars. In Munich, just a few weeks prior to the event, a special model of the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE – created exclusively for the winner of the Concorso – was showcased together with Frank Stella’s 1976 BMW Art Car 02.

The BMW Art Car Collection is an ensemble of extraordinary works of art on wheels. Between 1975 and 2010, internationally renowned artists customised 17 unusual racing and production cars ...

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The Moritz Grossmann manufacture presents the TEFNUT, a new timepiece for gentlemen and the TEFNUT Lady, a new timepiece for women

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Glashütte, 19 March 2015.

The new elegance! and Feminine appeal and superb precision!

Moritz Grossmann, the Glashütte-based German luxury watch brand, introduces a new men’s model that stands out with sleek elegance. Christine Hutter (CEO Grossmann Uhren GmbH): “Many of our customers have been eagerly awaiting the new watch, the next Grossmann innovation, and now, it is here. The company also introduces a new ladies’ model that stands out with radiant beauty. For Christine Hutter a great dream come true: “We have long been aware of the fact than more and more women share a predilection for mechanical watches.

Moritz Grossmann will unveil the new TEFNUT and the TEFNUT Lady for the first time at Baselworld, the largest watch and jewellery show in the world.

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Junghans - Colourful masterpieces

Meister Handaufzug

Schramberg, February 2015

Fascinating colours

In 2015 Junghans presents the models of its successful Meister range in new shades. A classic colour scheme underscores the masterful character of the timepieces and is found throughout the collection, which is a delight at any time.

The blue hour

This brief and fascinating moment can only be observed in a short frame of time during sunrise and sunset, lending the moment a particular effect with its deep-blue colour. It is this special atmosphere that the dial of the Meister Handaufzug (hand-winding) and Meister Chronoscope capture:...

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Sophisticated mix of materials and expressive colors

PanoMaticLunar Cool stainless steel encounters intense blue.

New versions of the PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve

Glashütte, 19. February 2015

Elegant red gold meets matt black, cool stainless steel encounters intense blue. For Baselworld 2015 two new versions of the PanoReserve and PanoMaticLunar make their debut at the same time. The two timepieces from the successful Pano Collection are now available in red gold versions with a matt black dial, and in polished/satin brushed stainless steel editions with a dark blue dial.

The exceptionally beautiful and characteristic dials of the PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve are made in Glashütte Original's own dial manufactory in Pforzheim. In Pforzheim, the city of gold and jewellery, Glashütte Original draws on deep specialist knowledge and ...

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János Bauer was born on 30th May, 1776 in Debrecen (Hungary).
Félix Delépine was born on 30th May,1789 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Fritz-Henri Huguenin was born on 30th May, 1832 in La Chaux-du-Milieu.
Rémy-Charles Aubé was born on 30th May, 1844 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Rosine-Amanda Davenet was born on 30th May, 1845 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Apolline-Stéphanie Carpentier was born on 30th May, 1850 in Sept-Meules, Seine-Maritime.
Louis-Edmond Delépine was born on 30th May, 1858 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Eugène-Alfred Sannier was born on 30th May, 1860 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Jules-Alphonse Letellier was born on 30th May, 1866 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Louis Philippe Eugène Audemars was born on 30th May, 1876 in Le Chenit.
Eugen Beutter was born on 30th May, 1906.

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Stichwort: Hitler-Tourbillon

Dieses Tourbillon mit Ankerhemmung nach der Konstruktion von Alfred Helwig wurde von Schülern der Deutschen Uhrmacherschule Glashütte (u.a. August Ludwig Spetzler) unter Anleitung von Helwig gefertigt und Hitler am 6. März 1934 anlässlich seines Besuches der Sonderschau "Sachsens Fleiß" in Leipzig übergeben.

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Uhrenfabrik Fontainemelon SA

Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF)

Schweizer Rohwerkehersteller

1793 gründeten Isaac und David Benguerel gemeinsam mit Julien und Francois Humbert-Droz in Fontainemelon (diesen Ort anzeigen) eine Rohwerkefabrik unter dem Namen "Benguerel & Humbert". Es wurden Zweigstellen in Bordeaux und New Orleans gegründet.

Die Firma wurde 1825 von der Familie ...

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