The A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds is now available in pink gold, and still based on an old pocket watch
The German watch industry is mainly concentrated in the eastern part of Germany, in a town called Glashütte (sometimes written as Glashuette). The label ‘German made’ does not have the same strict rules as the ‘Swiss made’ label. However it can be a good indication for the quality of a watch.
When Germany was divided into two parts after World War II, the watch companies in Glashütte were expropriated by the East Germany’s communist government. They merged the companies into a state-owned kombinat, continuing to manufacture mechanical watches and marine chronometers. Later, in the 1980s, they only produced cheap quartz watches. After the fall of the German Wall the industry, with about 2,500 workers, dropped. During the years of unification with West Germany it slowly developed into a new and healthy industry producing about 32,000 high-end watches a year (2016).
German watchmakers who are based in the western part of Germany never faced a communist government and related ‘challenges’. Some of them even bear the Swiss made label, like Montblanc, as they produce their watches in Switzerland.
The most well-known German brands are A. Lange & Söhne, Moritz Grossmann, Glashütte Original and Nomos Glashütte.
German made watches
A new model from the German watch maker with a silver-ish dial: this is the Nomos Glashuette Metro Neomatik 39 Silvercut
To celebrate the 10th birthday of the boutique in Dresden the brand launches this A. Lange & Söhne 1815 10th birthday of Boutique Dresden
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst is yet another technical showcase by Lange
Of course, the MeisterSinger Circularis Power Reserve is single-handed and now comes with a massive power-reserve
This A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph Black Dial is thinner than its predecessor and features their great L951.5 caliber
The Nomos Glashuette Aqua Ahoi Neomatik offers some fresh new colors and a great ultra thin movement. Water-resistant up to 200 meters
Completely new, with an updates movement: this is the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Annual Calendar is the ‘entry-level’ Lange model with full calendar, available in pink or white gold
A new model from Lange: the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Lange 31 White Gold offering a power-reserve of a massive 31 days