From 1845, Glashütte Original covers 170 years of German watchmaking history. Has many important inventions to promote the history of the world’s clocks and watches, including flying tourbillon, gooseneck trimming, large calendar, etc. Its watches are equipped with 100% independently developed original movements, and parts are manufactured 95% independently. The brand has always been famous for its outstanding mechanical chronograph works, among which the charming chronograph is particularly prominent, and its huge chronograph family has performed a legendary history in the history of watchmaking. From famous chronograph models in history, such as chronograph pocket watches made during the Julius Asman watchmaking workshop in 1890, to chronograph models made in recent years-they all have something in common: they are The best of German watchmaking art.
German watchmaking: Julia Assmann chronograph pocket watch
Manufactured by Glashütte watchmaker Julias Asman in 1890, it is a chronograph pocket watch with 30-minute chronograph and stop-second functions, with traditional Glashütte watchmaking features such as gooseneck trimming and gold sleeves. . The timepiece made by Julias Asman is famous for its precision. He first became the first person in Antarctica in 1900. Norwegian explorer Amundsen brought his watch to successfully create a history of human challenge. Due to the complicated technology of the chronograph at that time, the output was very scarce. This chronograph pocket watch made by this watchmaker can still run normally after 100 years. It is extremely rare and can be regarded as a German clock.
UROFA Watch Factory Period Chronograph
Caliber 59, produced by UROFA Watch Company during 1941-1945, was used for military purposes. At that time, nearly 30,000 pieces were produced, with a 30-minute timer, made of brass and covered with nickel.
1955 64 chronograph movement
In 1949, Democratic Germany was established. The eight watchmaking factories in the town of Glashütte, which survived the war, merged into the German People’s Watchmaking Factory. The century-old German traditional watchmaking skills and personnel wealth were completely retained by the People’s Watchmaking Factory, and the People’s Watchmaking Factory was Gera The predecessor of Suti’s original brand. With the establishment of the national army, it is necessary for pilots to have a chronograph that is accurate and easy to wear. Under this driving force, in 1955, the People’s Watch Factory launched a 64 movement that better met the needs of the times. Movement 64 is based on movement 59. The size of the movement has been reduced by 6 mm, making it lighter and smaller. In addition, this movement can be counted for 30 minutes and the vibration frequency can reach 18,000 times per hour. By 1961, 12,509 movements had been produced.
Watch of the Year 2001 Eccentric Countdown-Manual Winding Movement 60
The People’s Watch Factory was privatized in 1994 and renamed Glashütte Original. The word ‘original’ stands for orthodox heritage and creativity. In 2000, Glashütte Original joined the Swatch Group six years after leaving the state. In the same year, Glashütte’s original Pano Eccentric series eccentric countdown watch PanoRetroGraph was born and won many international awards in the watch industry. As the No. 1 German Annual Model of the Year in 2001, this is also the world’s first mechanical chronograph with a countdown function. As can be seen from the figure, the chronograph dial on the upper right of the dial has a unique and novel design. The three hidden hands run on different tracks. After the timing is started, the three hands will appear in succession and each time will be 10 minutes. Not only can it run forward, it can also go backwards up to 30 minutes. At the end of the designed time interval, the hammer will strike the gong twice to remind. Although this countdown function was dropped in the improved version of the 61 movement in 2002, it also made it a unique flash point in the Glashütte original timekeeping series.
Eccentric flyback chronograph-manual winding 61
The eccentric flyback chronograph PanoGraph was first introduced at the Baselworld in 2002. This watch is equipped with a movement 61, a novel ‘flyback’ chronograph mechanical process, and thirty minutes accumulated. Once launched, it immediately won praise from critics and customers. The limited edition of 50 platinum watches were sold out instantly. The flyback chronograph is a very practical function, that is, during the timekeeping of the watch, the chronograph hand starts a new round of timing immediately after returning to zero, eliminating the need to stop the timing and then start again. The mechanical structure is close to the 60th movement but the countdown function is removed, making it more suitable for daily wear.
German Model of the Year 2005 Eccentric Automatic Chronograph-Automatic 95
In the spirit of continuous breakthrough, Glashütte Original launched the first eccentric self-winding chronograph PanoMaticChrono in 2005. With this chronograph, Glashütte Original won the title of ‘Germany Model of the Year 2005’. This is the first model to design the dial before developing the movement. The dial creativity breaks the usual eccentric layout and is intertwined with each other. The self-developed 95 automatic movement uses a patented intelligent winding mechanism. The idea is that the system can recognize the kinetic energy status of the watch and transfer energy differently between the automatic rotor and the barrel. In the full chain state, single-winding is used, and in the absence of kinetic energy, two-way winding is used to ensure the watch to run stably under any circumstances. This integrated movement also has the flyback to zero timing function. The delicate timing structure is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal.
Eccentric Big Date Chronograph-Calibre 96
In 2010, Glashütte Original followed the essence of movement 95 and launched the PanoMaticCounter XL, an eccentric large date chronograph with a new movement 96. The same dial design, the same timing function, the same 42-hour power reserve and flyback to zero. Strikingly, the red window at the nine o’clock position of the dial is designed with an elegant and delicate counter, which can count from 1 to 99. This feature may seem simple, but it is carefully designed by the original R & D team of Glashütte, which requires the use of 217 independent parts of advanced complex functions. If you haven’t fully enjoyed the fun of this feature, you can imagine: today you and his game have won and lost respectively, your child has learned a few words, in the evening you run a few laps around the community to play your role Imagine adding a counting function to the game.
Senator dual chronograph-manual winding 99
Senator Rattrapante, a parliamentary double-tracking chronograph watch that debuted at the Baselworld in 2007, is one of Glashütte’s original watchmaking performances. It is equipped with a Cal.99 manual winding movement. Limited to 100. The complexity of the chase chronograph makes it more difficult to manufacture than the tourbillon model. In terms of the distance between the chase wheel and the chase hand, the chase must pass through a large distance to connect. To the central axis, problems will occur if there are any flaws on this axis. Following the tradition of Glashütte’s original chronograph, this double chasing hand watch has been developed on the top watchmaking technology of “stop-second device”. An additional column wheel and a caliper brake are used for control to achieve stable energy transmission and reduce movement wear. Accuracy is extremely rare in the chronograph. Designers have also integrated the flyback function into a timeless watchmaking classic.
Calibre 37-Simplify complexity, German style
The new 37 chronograph movement is the first movement originally conceived and manufactured by Glashütte for the chronograph. Simple and elegant, atmospheric connotation, the new 37 chronograph movement perfectly reflects the distinctive character of German ‘simple and precise expression’.
Glashütte Original has undergone historical polishing, continuous progress and innovation. The heavy-opened Senator Calendar Chronograph and 1970s Chronograph Chronograph, both of which are equipped with a new independent research and development of 37 automatic machines. The core is equipped with highlights that make watch collectors heartbeat: column wheel mechanism with central stop seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, and unparalleled flyback function.
These historical classic chronograph works will be unveiled at Shenyang 1928 ‘The Art of Chronograph’ theme exhibition in June this year, and interested watch lovers can visit.
Glashütte Original ‘Art of the Chronograph’ Theme Exhibition
Time: June 5-June 30, 9:30 – 19:00
Venue: Hengli World Watch Center, Zhonghua Road, Heping District, Shenyang