Wempe Watch Blog

Wempe Watch Blog
2014-12-02
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Prior to World War II, Germany had a strong and thriving watchmaking contingency. However, with the advent of the war and the subsequent division of Germany into East and West, the Glashutte and Saxony region (where watchmaking was prevalent) became part of the German Democratic Republic (aka East Germany) and top German watch brands ceased to exist.

It was not until 1990 and the reunification of East and West Germany that the Free state of Saxony was reconstituted. With the privatization in 1994 of a conglomerate that had several brands under its umbrella during the GDR, certain watch brands looked to restore their past. And, after much research, development, innovation and invention, a few brands began re-emerging on the market.

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Among them: Glashutte Original. This brand — with watches for men and women — offers classic, sporty and elegant watches, all built in Germany and based on 170 years of heritage. As the brand strives to become a fully integrated Manufacture, it continues to evolve.

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Highlights include the all-new – recently unveiled – Chronograph collection, housing the new Caliber 37 as its movement. The powerful caliber is built in the brand’s workshops and is being housed in two chronograph collections: the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. These all-new chronographs offer either modern day or vintage appeal depending on the line. The movement of this watch is a powerhouse. It is a fully integrated flyback chronograph with a column wheel and panoramic date indicator.

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Additionally, Glashutte Original continues to evolve its much-loved PanoMatic Series of watches, particularly the PanoMatic Inverse. This watch is a visual breath taker. In the making of this watch, Glashutte Original inverses the movement components and displays a regulator on the dial side. The newer piece — the classic yet futuristic PanoMatic Inverse — houses a fairly recently released automatic movement made by the brand in house. We invite you to stop in any time to see our fine selection of Glashutte Original watches.