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Walter Lange receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Walter Lange (91) helped to give Saxony’s watchmaking industry a new lease of life.

Glashütte, November 2015

The founder of Lange Uhren GmbH, Walter Lange, has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (First Class) by German President Joachim Gauck in recognition of his services to re-establishing Saxony’s watchmaking industry. The award was presented by Stanislaw Tillich, MinisterPresident of the Free State of Saxony, on 25 November at Saxony’s State Chancellery in Dresden.

In his laudatory speech, the Minister-President of Saxony described Walter Lange as an entrepreneur who had shown extraordinary commitment to ensuring that German precision watchmaking found a new home in Glashütte. Thanks to his outstanding contribution, the town ...

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The Sixties Iconic Collection – a tribute to a unique lifestyle

Glashütte Original Sixties Iconic

Glashütte, September 2015

Glashütte Original combines strong colours with the fine art of watchmaking

Sometimes a backward glance can inspire a decisive step forward. The Sixties Iconic Collection is a tribute to the unforgettable design of iconic timepieces from the 1960s. The special collection comprises five colourful watches in the unmistakable style of the popular Sixties line from Glashütte Original.

In the 1960s, all around the world, a new way of looking at life blossomed. Music, art, design and technology were filled with inspiration and innovative power, introducing an era whose unmistakable style was to have a decisive impact on modern life. In eastern Germany, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) at the time, one also sensed the echo of this attitude towards life. Here, in the mid-1960s, the state-owned VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe launched a wristwatch that was to become a true icon: the Spezimatic.

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Watch legend, second generation

The dream of the world’s finest watches and how it became reality: the new LANGE 1 in pink gold on Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s 1837 journeyand workbook

Glashütte, July 2015

The new LANGE 1 has arrived

The history and the future of A. Lange & Söhne come together in the LANGE 1. In the year that marks the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, its new movement is a fitting symbol of the brand’s determination to keep reinventing itself.

The vision of the world’s finest watches from Saxony took shape during a long voyage. In 1837, it accompanied Ferdinand Adolph Lange,just 22 at the time, from Dresden to Paris, into Switzerland and back again. He recorded his observations ...

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Festive Graduation Ceremony at the “Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking

Ceremonial presentation of diplomas by Yann Gamard, manager of Glashütte Original, and Gunnar Müller, head of the watchmaking school „Alfred Helwig“.

Glashütte, 8 July 2015

Newly qualified watchmakers and toolmakers receive diplomas

On Wednesday July 8, 2015, 13 young watchmakers received their graduation certificates from Yann Gamard, Managing Director of Glashütte Original, and Gunnar Müller, Head of the “Alfred Helwig“ School of Watchmaking. The two gentlemen also took pleasure in presenting two toolmakers with their diplomas, six months in advance of the scheduled conclusion of the students’ period of studies.

The warm and sunny summer day was a perfect match for the high spirits of the newly minted graduates of the manufactory’s own “Alfred Helwig“ School of Watchmaking: 13 young watchmakers celebrated ...

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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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Kennen Sie den Zusammenhang zwischen Napoléons Sieg in der Schlacht bei den Pyramiden am 21. Juli 1798 und dem Königlichen Hofuhrmacher Jean Antoine Lépine, dem Erfinder des nach ihm benannten Lépine-Kalibers?

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Uhrmacherschule Furtwangen

Die Uhrmacherschule Furtwangen ist die älteste derartige Schule in Deutschland.

Das sogenannte "Armenhaus" im hohen Schwarzwald sollte nach dem Willen der damaligen Regierung des Großherzogtum Baden im Jahr 1850 wirtschaftlich gefördert werden. Der Ingenieur Robert Gerwig gründete im selben Jahr - von der Regierung in Karlsruhe beauftragt - die Großherzoglich Badische Uhrmacherschule Furtwangen. Bis heute werden hier Uhrmacher ausgebildet.

1852 begründete Robert Gerwig an dieser Schule eine Uhrensammlung zu Lehrzwecken. Diese Sammlung, die öffentlich zugänglich gemacht wurde, bildete die Grundlage für das Deutsche Uhrenmuseum, welches ...

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