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New colours for two iconic watches

DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN in pink gold and 10:1 model of the first Lange chronograph calibre L951.1

Glashütte, June 2015

The Saxony-based watch brand A. Lange & Söhne has expanded its range of colours for its chronograph collection: Two highly attractive models in pink gold/black (DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN) and white gold/grey (DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL) are now available.

Industry experts regard the DATOGRAPH from A. Lange & Söhne as one of the most popular chronographs. In 1999, the world’s first ever column-wheel chronograph with a flyback function, precisely jumping minute counter and outsize-date display caused quite a sensation in professional circles. It has long since achieved cult status. It is not only ...

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A redesigned classic

The new-generation SAXONIA DUAL TIME, SAXONIA and SAXONIA AUTOMATIC watches in white gold

Glashütte, June 2015

SAXONIA models from A. Lange & Söhne available from stockists now

In 1994, it was one of the first four models to go on sale after the company’s relaunch. Since then, SAXONIA has evolved into a ten-strong family of models. A. Lange & Söhne presented three of these with a new dial in January 2015: SAXONIA DUAL TIME, SAXONIA and SAXONIA AUTOMATIC. They are now available from stockists.

The name ‘SAXONIA’ refers to the ...

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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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Stichwort Komplizierteste Armbanduhr der Welt

Für die weltweit kleinste Holzuhr als auch für die weltweit komplizierteste Armbanduhr erhielt Paul Gerber Eintragungen ins Guinness Book of Records. Bei der letzteren Uhr handelt es sich um die erweiterte von Franck Muller 1992 konstruierte, seinerzeit komplizierteste Armbanduhr der Welt, in die Gerber noch zusätzlich das weltweit kleinste fliegende Tourbillon einbaute.

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Zylinderhemmung

Ruhende Hemmung für tragbare Uhren

Die Zylinderhemmung wurde um 1726 von dem Engländer George Graham entwickelt und löste die bis dahin übliche rückführende Spindelhemmung ab, da die störenden Reibungsverluste wesentlich geringer waren. Die Vorlage für diese neue Hemmung lieferte der berühmte englische Uhrmacher Thomas Tompion mit der sogenannten Sautroghemmung. Graham verkürzte die Hälse der Dreieckszähne des ...

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