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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  • Philosophy

  • 5 key dates

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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 35053 46 0

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The watch list

Featured Glashütte Original Watches

  • Glashütte Original - Senator Cosmopolite

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    Senator Cosmopolite

  • Glashütte Original - Senator Chronograph Panorama Date

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    Senator Chronograph Panorama Date

  • Glashütte Original - Senator Chronometer

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    Senator Chronometer

  • Glashütte Original - Senator Excellence

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    Senator Excellence

  • Glashütte Original - Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase

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    Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase

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Around the world in 24 hours

— GMT and world time complications constantly demonstrate their usefulness, the variety of purposes they may serve… and in some instances their user friendliness.
JULY 27, 2016
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Glashütte Original gradutes 2016 of Alfred Helwig School of Watchmaking
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Graduation at the "Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking

— Young watchmakers just received their diplomas from the Management of Glashütte Original, and the instructors of the “Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking.
JULY 11, 2016
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Let WorldTempus take care of your holiday reading

— Our daily competitions throughout the summer include numerous literary gems for the watch fan.
JUNE 29, 2016
Glashütte Original 130 Years of Marine Chronometers from Saxony
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130 Years of Marine Chronometers from Saxony

— New special exhibition at the German Watch Museum Glashütte
JUNE 24, 2016
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Interview with Yann Gamard

— Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original for the last 5 years, agreed to talk to WorldTempus at the Dresden Music Festival, which the company sponsors. He also shared with us his favourite watch.
MAY 31, 2016
Newsletter Worldtempus

Watchmaking superlatives, magnetism and much more

— From New York to Florence via Cannes and Glashütte, we run the gamut of global watchmaking news this week.
MAY 17, 2016
Andris Nelsons with Yann Gamard and Jan Vogler
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Dresden Music Festival

— As part of the music festival sponsored by Glashütte Original, the German watchmaker presented conductor Andris Nelsons with an award.
MAY 12, 2016
Glashütte Original - Calibre 36
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Video. Senator Excellence - The new Calibre 36

— The Calibre 36 is Glashütte Original’s new in-house movement.
APRIL 13, 2016
Glashütte Original Baselworld 2016
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A review of the new watches presented by Glashütte Original at Baselworld 2016

— Glashütte Original takes a look back at this year’s Baselworld.
APRIL 08, 2016
Glashutte Senator Excellence
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Senator Excellence

— The Senator Excellence houses Glashütte's new Calibre 36.
APRIL 06, 2016

Pleasantly surprised

— We’re back from Baselworld and a long Easter weekend. Here is a preview of what you can read on WorldTempus this week and in the weeks to come.
MARCH 29, 2016
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Summer time

How many watches can handle the switch to summer time?

— This weekend, if you are in a country that uses daylight saving time, don’t forget to put your watch forward one hour.
MARCH 26, 2016
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Video. Baselworld News 2016

— Take nine minutes to view in detail Glashütte Original's new models presented at Baselworld
MARCH 21, 2016
  • Glashütte Original Lady Serenade
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    Lady Serenade

    — The new versions of the successful Lady Serenade line bring refined blacks and innocent whites to the feminine wrist.
    MARCH 17, 2016
  • Glashütte Original - 66e Berlinale
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    Video. Berlinale 2016

    — During the 66th Berlinale and for the 6th year in a row Glashütte Original welcomed visitors from around the world to its lounge on the 24th floor of the...
    MARCH 12, 2016
  • Glashutte Original Senator hronometer blue
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    Senator Chronometer

    — This timepiece offers certified precision in an elegant dark blue version.
    MARCH 08, 2016
  • Glashutte Original Perspektive Berlinale
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    Video. "Made in Germany - Perspektive Fellowship"

    — The German watchmaker presents the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” at the Berlin International Film Festival.
    FEBRUARY 13, 2016
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    Berlinale 2016

    — Glashütte Original partners with the Berlinale for the 6th time.
    FEBRUARY 08, 2016
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    Unique complications

    Peerless complexity

    — Displays, operating mode, structure, indications: these watches simply have no equivalent and are thus unique in their kind, although not necessarily crazy or...
    DECEMBER 23, 2015