Saturday, July 11, 2009

HISTORY OF GAB GLASHUTTE BY A. LANGE & SOHNE




PRICE RANGE FOR NEW GLASUTTE ORIGINAL IS BETWEEN USD3,000 - USD20,000
FERDIANT AL LANGE

A. Lange & Sohne is a very old German watch manufacturer located in Glashutte, which is around 25 km south of Dresden, in the state of Saxony (not to be confused with two other states, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt).

SHORT BRIEF ON GLASHUTTE HISTORY

Glashutte Original was created in 1845, when the German master watchmakers, Ferdiand Al Lange, Julius Assmann, Ludwig Strasser, Johannes Durrstein, Adolf Schneider, Strasser and Rohde, Ernst Kassiske settled in the region of Glasshutte. These master watchmakers were awarded various gold model at the world exhibition and international competitions, thus creating the foundation and reputation of watching making industry of Glashutte. In 1878, Moritz Grossmann founded the German School of Watchmaking, hence building groundwork for more skillful watchmakers in the region of Glashutte and transforming the region into a reputed symbol of watchmaking excellence.
In the beginning of World War II, the watch manufactories in Glasutte was still in the production of military watches for the Navy and Air Force. Later, in the last day of War World II, Glashutte was bombed from the sky and the factories were badly destroyed. The reminding unaffected factories merged and found the VEB Glashutter Uhrenbetriebe under the rule of East German state.
After the reunification of Germany in 1990, The VEB Glashutte was transformed into the Glashutter Uhrenbetrieb GmbH. The skillful master watchmakers remained. The company, then, was transformed to a global enterprise from the state-owned company. Today, the new name of the company is Glasshutte Original, but it is still carrying the old tradition of Glashutte watchmaking for more than 150 years.
Characters of Glashutte Original.
Glashutte Original timepieces are still carrying the old tradition of German watchmaking. The unusual three-quarter plate, the seductive German silver as the raw material for the components of the movements, the beautiful gold chatons holding for jewels, the gorgeous swan-neck regulators, and the exalted idea of manufacturing all of the components exclusively in the factory, without outsourcer assistance. With the old traditional craftsmanship and modern machines, Glashutte Original, without a doubt, is created which incorporates all the best German virtues.

1 comment:

  1. I have the last one.I am using it since 1 year and it works continuously .So i prefer to buy it and also tell my friends to go for this one.
    -Dive Watch

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