Since 1845, when the first master watchmakers settled in Glashütte/Saxony, respect for tradition and incomparable craftsmanship have enabled them to achieve unparalleled success. There is no better expression of these time-honored values than the Glashütte Original manufactory in the heart of the town.
Today, Glashütte Original brings the finest in watchmaking traditions together and combines them with the most advanced production technologies. In-house design and manufacture of thousands of precision components ensure that each of its exquisite timepieces meets the highest standards of quality.
Glashütte Original embodies modern German watchmaking art. It is an authentic high-end manufactory that outfits all of its watches with movements that were developed in-house. Up to 95% of the individual parts and components are painstakingly realised in the company, including the hand-made dials.
Since 2011, Glashütte Original has been a partner of the Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the “Berlinale,“ Germany’s biggest cultural event and one of the world’s leading film festivals. The Berlinale celebrates the world’s best films and filmmakers, the history and culture of the medium, and the extraordinary skills necessary to create a successful film.
Together with “Perspektive Deutsches Kino“ (Perspective on German Cinema) section of the Berlinale, the Manufactory created the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship“ to support young German directors. The fellowship is funded by Glashütte Original and is intended to support young German directors in their research and development of a screenplay.
Under the leadership of director Jan Vogler, the Dresden Music Festival has developed into a permanent fixture of the cultural scene in Dresden. Every year from May to June, the Festival enchants the Saxon state capital.
Since 2004, Glashütte Original has been a partner of this multifaceted music festival. As part of its involvement, the Saxon manufactory presents the Glashütte Original Music Festival Award to a worthy recipient. The award honors the life’s work of an artist dedicated to the musical arts who has continued and furthered his or her commitment to music over the course of several decades.
The Manufactory’s engagement sends a clear signal and demonstrates its close ties to the beautiful city known as “Florence on the Elbe.“
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