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Moon over Saxony

SAXONIA MOON PHASE in front of the famous Rakotz Bridge in Kromlau, Saxony, in the full-moon night on 20 June

The new SAXONIA MOON PHASE is the star of a global photography project

Glashütte, July 2016

Unveiled at the SIHH in January, the SAXONIA MOON PHASE is now becoming available at points of sale. It pairs an accurate moon-phase display with the striking Lange outsize date. A photo shoot against a Saxon backdrop in the moonlight aptly expresses the perfect combination of precision and aesthetics. The portrayal kicks off an international online event.

Astronomy, photography, and space travel are the three key disciplines that have given us close-up encounters with the moon. But, despite the latest insights, it has lost none of its allegorical fascination. After all, the magical appeal ...

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Senator Excellence: 24 Days on the Test Bench

Senator Excellence:A rotating test device is used to simulate the conditions under which the watch is worn on the wrist and to test it in different positions.

Manufactory Calibre 36 promises new standard of quality

Glashütte, June 2016

At the heart of the Senator Excellence the manufactory Calibre 36 introduces a new generation of timepieces, and with it the Glashütte Original manufactory defines an innovative new standard of quality. Every single one of these watches bears a special engraving on the case back, which must be understood as a promise. Together with an individual examination certificate, the engraving guarantees the owner that the watch meets the highest standards in terms of stability, running time, precision and aesthetics, and that it has been thoroughly examined over the course of a long-term test lasting 24 days – under conditions even more demanding than those in force for the standard German chronometer tests.

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Glashütte Original launches new generation of timepieces

Assembly of reduction wheel

Calibre 36 combines maximum stability, precision, running time and aesthetics

Glashütte, June 2016

The watchmakers of Glashütte Original strive to achieve nothing less than maximum precision and quality. The manufactory Calibre 36 – the heart of the new Senator Excellence – takes this credo to a new level. With a special engraving on the case back as well as an individual examination certificate for each new watch, Glashütte Original offers customers a promise of quality. This guarantees that every Senator Excellence watch meets the highest standards in terms of stability, precision, a running time of at least 100 hours, and timeless beauty, and also assures that it has been thoroughly tested in a long-term examination lasting 24 days.

Following a successful inaugural presentation at Baselworld 2016, the international launch of three beautifully designed versions ...

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The genesis of a masterpiece

The GRAND COMPLICATION is the most complicated wristwatch ever built in Germany.

A. Lange & Söhne delivers the first GRAND COMPLICATION

Glashütte, June 2016

In January 2013, A. Lange & Söhne presented the most complicated wristwatch ever built in Germany. Only six of these oeuvres will ever be crafted, and the first one has now been handed over to its owner. The assembly of the movement alone requires an entire year for each watch. Meanwhile, some of the countless steps involved in the making of this micromechanical masterpiece have been photographically documented.

The GRAND COMPLICATION is a homage to the grand tradition of Saxon precision watchmaking and also marks the dawn of a new era in the history of A. Lange & Söhne. According to Lange’s Product ...

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Two-hand watch with a new design

The new SAXONIA THIN with case diameters of 37 and 40 millimetres

SAXONIA THIN by A. Lange & Söhne comes in two sizes

Glashütte, June 2016

The thinnest A. Lange & Söhne timepiece so far distils the key facets of a Lange watch within a height of just 5.9 millimetres. After its launch in January 2016, the pink- or white-gold SAXONIA THIN is now available in two sizes.

In 2011, A. Lange & Söhne presented the SAXONIA THIN, enriching the SAXONIA family with a model that perpetuates the traditional characteristics of its lineage with lucid sleekness and radiant elegance. Additionally, it is the thinnest model of the entire collection so far.

Five years after its debut ...

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  Sep 04th 16 Luzern Internationale Uhren-Börse Luzern
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  Sep 21st16 New York Antiquorum
  Sep 25th 16 Bologna Internationale Cronomania Uhrenbörse Bologna
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  Jun 17th 16-Nov 20th 16 Glashutte „Glashütte on Board – 130 Years of Marine Chronometers from Saxony“
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Stichwort Incaflex Unruhreif

Weltweites Aufsehen erregte Wyler, Erfinder des besonders stoßsicheren Incaflex-Unruhreifs, durch eine spektakuläre Marketingaktion im Jahre 1956, als man zwei Uhren von der Spitze des Eiffelturms herunterfallen ließ und diese nach dem Fall immer noch unverändert funktionierten.

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Hochwertige Uhren zeigen nur geringe Gangabweichungen in Abhängigkeit von Lage und Temperatur. Sind die lage- und temperaturabhängigen Gangabweichungen besonders klein, so handelt es sich um einen Chronometer, ein Attribut für besonders genau gehende Uhren.

Verschiedene Organisationen prüfen auf Antrag des Werkeherstellers Werke auf ihre Eigenschaften als Chronometer durch umfangreiche Gangmessungen. Bei bestandener Prüfung erhält das Werk einen beglaubigten Gangschein. Zumeist druckt der Uhrenhersteller als Marketingmaßnahme die Bezeichnung Chronometer auf das Zifferblatt auf. Zu beachten ist allerdings, dass die Gangeigenschaften von der schweizerischen COSC ...

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