Glashütte Original

Glashütte Original is the rightful heir to Germany’s 170 years of legacy in the art of watchmaking. Glashütte Original is an authentic high-end manufactory that outfits all of its watches with in-house developed and made movements.

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  • About Glashütte Original

    Glashütte is first and foremost the town at the centre of German watchmaking – from which the legendary manufacture takes its name.

    In 1878 watchmaker Moritz Grössmann, under the impetus of Ferdinand Lange (of Lange & Söhne), founded a watchmaking school in Glashütte that was to become the cradle of future watchmaking generations.

    With two world wars taking up most of the first half of the twentieth century, the local economy went into limbo. At the end of these conflicts, the town was taken over by communism, which did not favour the development of the manufacture. The latter did not return to prosperity until after the reunification of Germany in 1989.

    The Glashütte Original brand officially came into being in 1994 with the privatisation of “VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe”, an organisation that had grouped together the town's independent watchmakers since 1951. The brand was bought out by the Swatch Group in 2000.

    Two years later, Nicolas Hayek Sr, CEO of Glashütte Original, carried on the town of Glashütte's training tradition by setting up a watchmaking school there.

    The following year, Glashütte Original inaugurated its new manufacture.

    In 2006, the firm presented its Senator line, soon to become a benchmark for its collection.

  • Glashütte Original's philosophy

    Glashütte Original is the rightful heir to Germany’s 170 years of legacy in the art of watchmaking. Glashütte Original is an authentic high-end manufactory that outfits all of its watches with in-house developed and made movements.

    Today Glashütte Original stands for modern, original and ingenious, high-quality timepieces that are the natural expression of Germany’s excellence in engineering and manufacturing.

    Glashütte Original is about the pleasure of wearing an exclusive mechanism beautifully realised to the strictest quality standards and specifications.

  • Glashütte Original's 5 key dates

    1845: the first watchmaking manufacture is founded in Glashütte
    1951: merger of local manufactures and birth of Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB)
    1994: Glashütte Original founded
    2000: Glashütte Original becomes a part of the Swatch Group
    2003: inauguration of the new manufacture

  • Glashütte Original's collections

    Quintessentials: This traditional collection displays great respect for the fundamental complications of watchmaking. It pays tribute to the heritage of Glashütte Original in the design and assembly of its timepieces and embodies the very essence of Glashütte watchmaking art.

    Art & Technik: This collection, for which the word “Technik” denotes an alliance of knowledge, skill and craftsmanship, combines technology, a wealth of functions and all the style of grand watchmaking complications. The German word “Technik” is preferred to its English equivalent “technology”, because it is both richer and more appropriate for Glashütte Original watches, evoking as it does a blend of unique knowledge, art and knowhow.

    20th Century Village: As a tribute to the diversity of twentieth-century timepieces, Glashütte Original has created a collection bringing together the essential functions of watchmaking in four different case formats. In this collection, “Navigator” watches are a homage to the models originally designed for the needs of aviation pioneers, while the “Sixties” and “Seventies” lines are a modern reinterpretation of the creations from the decades that changed the world in terms of ideals, music, architecture and design.

    Ladies Collection: The finely-jewelled Ladies collection offers two models with round cases and a simple aesthetic appearance, whose vocation is to offer both outer beauty thanks to their design – and inner beauty through the movement of their components.

  • Contact Glashütte Original

    Glashütte Original

    Glashütte Original
    Altenberger Straße 1
    DE-01768 Glashütte/Sachsen
    T. +49 (0)35053 – 46 0

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Featured Glashütte Original Watches

  • Glashütte Original - Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon

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    Art & Technik

    Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon

  • Glashütte Original - PanoGraph

    Glashütte Original

    Art & Technik


  • Glashütte Original - PanoReserve

    Glashütte Original

    Art & Technik


  • Glashütte Original - Senator Diary

    Glashütte Original

    Art & Technik

    Senator Diary

  • Glashütte Original - Senator Calendrier perpétuel

    Glashütte Original

    Art & Technik

    Senator Perpetual Calendar

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Pavonina, bicolour

— In stainless steel and red gold version, the new Pavonina offers a very contemporary feminine look.
AUGUST 21, 2015
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Pavonina, steel

— The new Pavonina models are available in red gold, bicolour and stainless steel versions. Today, we present these latter.
AUGUST 11, 2015
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Video. Senator Cosmopolite

— Travel around the world with a perfect companion.
AUGUST 09, 2015
Glashütte Original Calibre 37 exhibition
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Calibre 37 exhibition

— “The Art of the Chronograph” road show arrives at Frankfurt Airport.
AUGUST 06, 2015
Glashütte Original Perspective
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Video. Perspective 3

— 5 films – 5 perspectives – 5 languages – 1 challenge.
JULY 24, 2015
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Festive Graduation Ceremony

— Newly qualified watchmakers and toolmakers at the “Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking receive diplomas
JULY 18, 2015
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App "GO Calibre 37" as Android-Version

— Glashütte Original launches a further version of the successful application.
JUNE 24, 2015
German Watch Museum Glashütte
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“Glashütte in the GDR Era“

— Special Exhibition at the German Watch Museum Glashütte.
JUNE 19, 2015
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Movement inscriptions

The hidden passport of a watch

— Inscriptions on the surface of a watch movement can reveal a great deal about the identity of the watch.
JUNE 12, 2015
Dresden Music Festival
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— Fado singer Mariza received the 12th Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward.
JUNE 10, 2015
Glashütte Antique Watch Market
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Antique Watch Market

— Glashütte Antique Watch Market proves popular once again.
MAY 21, 2015
Exposition, Gübelin

Exceptional chronographs

— Throughout the month of April, chronographs were the star at the Gübelin store in Geneva. WorldTempus attended the exhibition to see some forty timepieces specially selected for the occasion. Here is our overview.
MAY 09, 2015
Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite
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Senator Cosmopolite, perfectly universal

— Despite the plethora of worldtime watches, none of them are truly complete, readable and simple. Not even one? Glashütte Original seems to have found the solution.
MAY 01, 2015
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    Video. Berlinale 2015

    — Official Partner of the Festival, Glashütte Original looks back on the 65th edition.
    MARCH 31, 2015
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    Baselworld 2015

    My masculine “best-of”

    — Not necessarily complicated, somewhat understated and definitely intelligent: my favourite watches at the Baselworld show all have a special something.
    MARCH 28, 2015
  • Glashütte Original, Pavonina
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    — The German watchmaker presents seven elegant and glamorous new models in its Pavonina collection of watches for the modern woman.
    MARCH 27, 2015
  • 360°- The Facets of Glashütte Original
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    360°- The Facets of Glashütte Original

    — Glashütte Original unveiled at Baselworld a global roadshow under the theme “360° - The Facets of Glashütte Original”.
    MARCH 26, 2015
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    Video. At Baselworld

    — The Saxon manufactory Glashütte presents new exceptional examples of the fine art of watchmaking in Glashütte, which celebrates its 170th year in 2015.
    MARCH 22, 2015
  • Glashütte Original, Senator Cosmopolite
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    Senator Cosmopolite

    — The Senator Cosmopolite is the perfect companion to travel around with.
    MARCH 18, 2015