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Senator Tourbillon – Edition Alfred Helwig

Panorama Date and Flying Tourbillon

Glashütte, December 2017

The Senator Tourbillon – Edition Alfred Helwig appears to contradict the law of gravity in two ways at once: The untiring rotation of its Flying Tourbillon resists the pull of gravity, and the filigreed mounting reinforces the impression of pure weightlessness. With its new, light dial and individual numbering, the edition, limited to 25 pieces, offers moving insights into the lightness of being.

Timelessly beautiful: The new face of the Senator Tourbillon

The new version of the Senator Tourbillon is presented in a 42 mm white gold case framing a light, silver-grained dial whose finely textured surface sets off the black laser-engraved indexes and ...

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Excellent prospects for graduates of “Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking

Glashütte Original congratulates 23 superbly educated watch experts

The WOSTEP Diploma.

Glashütte, 6 July 2017

Brilliant prospects for the future of Saxon watchmaking: Thursday 6 July 2017 saw a new generation of watch experts celebrate the conclusion of their training at the “Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking. Glashütte Original management and teachers at the School awarded diplomas to this year's 23 proud graduates of the manufactory's own training institute. Nineteen of the new graduates have learned the traditional craft of watchmaking, and another four now begin their careers as precision toolmakers.

The Saxon watch manufactory Glashütte Original dedicated Thursday July 6th, 2017 entirely to the next generation of watchmakers: in the atrium of ...

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Junghans: Time in its new form

Junghans FORM A C Family

With the FORM Junghans is launching a new watch line that combines modern design in a classic watch form.

Schramberg, February 2017

Create your own time

A watch for every occasion and every time – Junghans makes this wish come true with the new FORM. The timepiece gives its wearer the freedom and opportunity to make a successful appearance at every occasion. Good style is timeless and the modern, unadorned FORM is a master of reservation – a characteristic timepiece for every point in time. ...

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Obituary Walter Lange

Walter Lange in front of the bust of his great-grandfather Ferdinand Adolph Lange.

Walter Lange (1924–2017)

Glashütte, 17 January 2017

Not very many people take it upon themselves to found a company at an age when most people are retiring. But there was no hesitation when, in 1990, Walter Lange had the opportunity to revitalise the factory of his forefathers, whose operations were interrupted by the Cold War and the division of Germany into East and West. He was 66 years old at the time. The reunification of Germany opened a historical window of opportunity for the great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, founder of the Saxony-based maker of fine watches. After a 40-year-long involuntary hiatus, Walter Lange managed to breathe new life into the legend of the historical brand and to successfully take on the powerful competition from Swiss watchmakers. The clever idea of bringing Germany’s most famous watch brand back to life was so powerful that it made its way to reality.

With a small, committed team of ingenious engineers and watchmakers, he and his partner Günter Blümlein were able to find ...

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Robert Mühle Zeigerdatum

Robert Mühle Zeigerdatum

Bring on the Complications: the New Robert Mühle Zeigerdatum

Glashütte, September 2016

Mühle-Glashütte is now honouring the life and work of its founder with its new Robert Mühle special edition, which also breathes fresh life into a classic complication that is now a rare treasure: the date hand. As you would expect from a timepiece made in a genuine manufacturing workshop, the mechanism was personally designed by Mühle-Glashütte's expert watchmakers themselves. This exclusive characteristic is even more enhanced by the fact that this special edition watch is limited to a total of just 100 pieces.

After founding his family company in 1869, Robert Mühle played a significant role in establishing the excellent reputation of the German town of Glashütte as a top watchmaking location thanks to his high-precision measuring instruments. This year, he would have celebrated his 175th birthday. This is reason enough for Mühle-Glashütte to celebrate its namesake by launching a traditionally manufactured classic timepiece that reflects the values practised by Robert Mühle in the most stunning way possible. The new Robert Mühle Zeigerdatum ...

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  Markets & Fairs in May and June
  Mai 01th 17 New York International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG)
  Mai 06th 17 Frankfurt Uhrenauktion Dr. Crott
  Mai 13rd 17 Genf Antiquorum
  Mai 14th 17 Düsseldorf Uhren und Schmuck Börse Düsseldorf
  Mai 14th 17 Midland Uhrenbörse Midland
  Jun 04th 17 Las Vegas International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG)
  Jun 07th 17 New York Antiquorum
  Jun. 20th-23rd 17 Genf EPHJ-EPMT, Messe für Mikromechanik, Uhrmacher und Mikrotechnologie
  Jun 11th 17 München Uhren und Technik Börse München
  Jun 25th 17 Miami International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG)
  Specials and Exhibitions within the next months
  Jun 17th 16-Nov 20th 16 Glashutte „Glashütte on Board – 130 Years of Marine Chronometers from Saxony“
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Stichwort: Napoleon und die dezimale Zeiteinteilung

Am 22. September 1792 rief der Nationalkonvent in Frankreich die Republik aus und schuf noch am gleichen Tag eine neue Zeitrechnung: Ab dem 1. Vendémiaire III (22. September 1794) wurde die dezimal gegliederte Tageseinteilung eingeführt, die auch eine dem entsprechende Dezimaluhr vorsah. In Artikel 11 des Kalendergesetzes vom 4. Frimaire Jahr II (24. November 1793) hieß es: „Der Tag von einer Mitternacht zur anderen ist in zehn Teile oder Stunden eingeteilt, jedes Teil in zehn andere und so weiter bis zur kleinsten meßbaren Einheit der Zeit. Der hundertste Teil einer Stunde heißt Dezimal-Minute, der hundertste Teil einer Minute heißt eine Dezimal-Sekunde."

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Wempe Chronometerwerke Glashütte i/SA

Gerhard D. Wempe

Hamburger Familienunternehmen im Bereich Luxusgeschäfte, außerdem als Uhrenhersteller tätig

Wempe ist heute nicht nur eine renommierte Kette von Luxusgeschäften im Bereich Uhren und Schmuck, sondern inzwischen auch ein Uhrenhersteller und ein verdienstvoller Förderer der hochwertigen mechanischen Uhr in Deutschland.

Der gelernte Uhrmacher Gerhard Diederich Wilhelm Wempe wagt am 5. Mai 1878 mit 21 Jahren den Schritt in die Selbständigkeit, indem er mit einem Startkapital von 80 Mark in Elsfleth, einem kleinen, nahe der Nordsee gelegenen Städtchen an der Unterweser, eine eigene Firma gründet. Wempe ist ein Marketing-Talent. Er legt die Uhren dekorativ ...

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