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Glashütte Original presents its new chronographs exclusively in Stuttgart

Opening with Dieter Pachner (left) and Lothar Schlichting.

Glashütte/Stuttgart, October 2014

With an exclusive evening event in the Baden-Wurttembergian capital Stuttgart the Saxon watch manufacturer Glashütte Original continued its roadshow for the presentation of its most recent masterpieces. More than 130 guests, among them numerous business partners, customers, journalists and friends of the brand, accepted the invitation to the Carhotel Stuttgart and celebrated the market launch of the new watch models with the innovative Calibre 37 chronograph movement.

The automatic Calibre 37, which was developed from the ground up and made in the firm’s own manufactory debuts in two exquisite models at the same time: the elegant Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and ...

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The Art of Guilloche - Live demonstrations at the German Watch Museum on October 24 and 25

Guilloche machine from 1898.

Glashütte, October 2014

On June 6, 2014, the German Watch Museum Glashütte opened its new special exhibition, "The Glashütte Cottage Industry: A flourishing Supply System". One of the objects in this exhibition has proved to be a particularly fascinating attraction for visitors: the guilloche machine from 1898 is representative of the professional group of turners who were once resident in Glashütte. With the help of the machine they decorated cases, dials and ...

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Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition

Glashütte OriginalSenator Manual WindingSkeletonized Edition

Glashütte, 8. May 2014

Filigreed mechanics and the dazzling art of watchmaking

Taking up the well-established tradition of skeletonized watches from Glashütte, the manufactory has created the beautiful Senator Manual Winding - Skeletonized Edition.

The elegant two-hand model is presented in a perfectly polished red gold case, 42 mm in diameter, which frames the ...

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Glashütte Original - Preview Baselworld 2014: PanoMaticInverse

Glashütte Original - PanoMaticInverse.

Introduced to great success in 2008, the PanoInverse XL was the first of the Saxon watchmaker’s timepieces to reveal its inner beauty, presenting this very special form of fine adjustment on the face of the watch. This was made possible by the inverse positioning of the components that are normally visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal. To achieve this it was necessary to refine many of the movement components and to further develop individual components and sub-groups, which led to a completely new design of the manual winding Calibre 66.

The PanoMaticInverse, which celebrates its debut at Baselworld 2014, takes this idea further and is presented here with the new Calibre 91-02, a precise automatic movement with a ...

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A. Lange & Söhne lays cornerstone for manufactory extension

Cornerstone laying ceremony at A. Lange & Söhne: Walter Lange with the engraved time capsule.

Glashütte, September 2013

Ergonomically optimised working conditions, streamlined processes and a balanced ecological footprint are just some of the advantages of Lange Uhren GmbH’s new manufactory extension. During a reception at the construction site, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and company founder Walter Lange laid the cornerstone for the new five-storey building.

The A. Lange & Söhne construction site in Glashütte is abuzz with activity. The structural framework of the manufactory extension is gradually taking shape. Having completed the basement level and base plate, Dresden-based building contractor WOLFF & MÜLLER is already erecting the first walls for the entrance area on the ground level. This is where Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and Walter Lange set the cornerstone with a time capsule. It contains a newspaper, the current A. Lange & Söhne catalogue, the latest edition of ...

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HISTORY: January 27

On January 27th, 1926 the United German Workers Clock-Makers Company took steps to protect its Trade Mark VW.


Daniel LeCoultre was born on 27th January, 1715.
Mathieu-Félix Croutte was born on 27th January, 1783 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Rosalie Legrand was born on 27th January, 1796 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Ingénu Japy was born on 27th January, 1801 in Beaucourt.
Paul Alphonse LeCoultre was born on 27th January, 1806.
Numa Droz was born on 27th January, 1844 in La Chaux de Fonds.
Hyppolite-Émile-Armand Guignon was born on 27th January, 1846 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Marie-Rosalie Ménielle was born on 27th January, 1859 in Ricarville, Seine-Maritime.
Georges-Henri Fréchon was born on 27th January, 1861 in Ancourt, Seine-Maritime.
Louis-François Bouland was born on 27th January, 1866 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Achille-Ernest Croutte was born on 27th January, 1866 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Julien-Victor Torchy was born on 27th January, 1871 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Léon-André Boivin was born on 27th January, 1877 in Fécamp, Seine-Maritime.
Édouard-Henri Dupont was born on 27th January, 1878 in Paris.
Georgina-Gabrielle Davesne was born on 27th January, 1881 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Julien-Achille Troude was born on 27th January, 1881 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.
Azelma-Lucie-Henriette Quenouille was born on 27th January, 1887 in Londinières, Seine-Maritime.
Clémence Croutte was born on 27th January, 1890 in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont.

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Stichwort Vacheron Constantin Kallista

Die Kallista war eine Luxusuhr von Vacheron Constantin, die lange Zeit als kostspieligste Uhr in der Welt galt (damals ca. 5 Million Dollar). Gehäuse und Armband wurden aus dem Vollen gearbeitet: der Rohstoff war ein 1 Kilogramm schwerer Block aus Massivgold. 118 Diamanten von 1,2 bis 4 Karat wurden als Besatz verwendet, und das Gesamtgewicht der Diamanten betrug 130 Karat.

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Jahresuhren-Fabrik GmbH, Triberg um 1900

Jahresuhren-Fabrik Wintermantel

Die Uhrenfabrik Wintermantel & Co. wurde 1881 von den Uhrmachern Gerson Wintermantel, Karl und German Kienzler, August Schatz, Joseph Schöpperle und Albert Fehrenbach gründet. Den Grundstock für diese Firma bildete ein großer Teil der Konkursmasse von Michael Bob. Am 2. Februar 1881 konnte die neu gegründete Firma ihre Werkräume in Triberg beziehen.

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