Since the foundation by Ferdinand Adolph Lange of the first watchmaking company in the German town of Glashütte in 1845, Glashütte Original has always known how to meet its customers’ demands for high precision and outstanding quality. Joining the Swatch Group at the end of the last century, the brand continues to pursue this tradition today, creating mechanical masterpieces in accordance with the rigorous standards of the Saxon art of watchmaking.
The characteristics of the classic Glashütte Original design transform each mechanical movement into a miniature masterpiece epitomizing the German values of quality, precision and reliability. The Glashütte Original watchmaking company is one of the oldest in Germany to have always made its own models. It attaches great importance to human skill and expertise. In July 2012, Deutsche Zifferblatt Manufaktur (DZM), the Swatch Group specialist for high-quality dials, was integrated into Glashütte Original. While traditional methods have survived throughout the centuries, the brand also makes use of leading-edge technology in many ways, for example in manufacturing components and carrying out quality testing.
The brand’s masterpieces evoke fascination due to the passion and high precision that drive their development. Limited-edition watch models such as those dedicated to Julius Assmann and Alfred Helwig, and its timepieces decorated with Meissen porcelain dials are much sought-after by collectors.
Glashütte Original is part of the Swatch Group- an international group active in the design, manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components. Group’s watch and jewelry brand portfolio: Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Tiffany Watch Co., Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, ck watch & jewelry, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Swatch, Flik Flak and Endura.