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.

  • About

    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.

  • Philosophy

    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.

  • 5 key dates

    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

  • Collections

    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

    Contact Glashütte Original

    Glashütte Original

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

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Glashütte Original

New design for Dubai boutique

— An impressive 100 square meter sales floor now houses the German watchmaker's largest retail venue in the Middle East.
30.11.2016
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Glashütte Original

Video. New boutique opens in Vienna

— Opening of Glashütte Original's first boutique in Austria.
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Joint boutique in Tokyo

— The second joint boutique with Jaquet Droz and Glashütte Original is now renovated and has opened its doors at the Nicolas G. Hayek Center in Ginza.
17.11.2016
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Video. German Watchmaking Art comes to Vienna

— Glashütte Original Boutique opens in the heart of Vienna.
06.11.2016
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Glashütte Original

Paris, two watches, one shop

— The German company belonging to the Swatch Group has opened a new flagship store in Rue de la Paix, Paris, and is launching two new watches fitted with the manufacture’s latest generation movement.
28.10.2016
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Glashütte Original

New boutique in Vienna

— Glashütte Original celebrated the official opening this evening of its first Boutique in Austria. The German watchmaker took the opportunity of this occasion to present, as well, its new Senator Excellence models.
27.10.2016
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Glashütte Original

Video. A day of excellence in Paris

— Glashütte Original celebrates its new flagship store in Paris as well as two new models.
25.10.2016
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Glashütte Original

Video. Excellence twice over - Senator Excellence Panorama Date

— The Senator Excellence Panorama Date from Glashütte Original places the date display at centre stage.
23.10.2016