Glashütte Original is one of the oldest watchmakers in Europe. Their constancy and the evolution of the brand over time has placed them among one of the best fine watchmaking firms today. Find in Ideal Joyeros the Glashütte watch that best suits you.
History of Glashütte
The roots of Glashütte Original go back to 1845. More than 175 years ago, the first watchmakers came to Glashütte in Saxony to manufacture watches and timepieces in their hometown and, in time, to create world-renowned timepieces. Glashütte Original comes from this tradition of precise and elegant craftsmanship and continues to write the unbroken history of the art of German watchmaking to this day.
In the middle of the 19th century, a unique success story began to unfold in a small valley in the Ore Mountains, just 30 kilometres from the Saxon state capital of Dresden. In 1845, the first watchmakers began to settle in Glashütte thanks to financial support from the government.
With the help of a loan from the Kingdom of Saxony, they began to train the town’s inhabitants, who later became independent watchmakers. This laid the foundations of the Saxon watchmaking industry and Glashütte watches soon became synonymous with outstanding quality in all corners of the world. To preserve this knowledge for the future, the Glashütte School of German Watchmaking was founded in 1878.
The two world wars left their mark on Glashütte and tested the tenacity and perseverance of its inhabitants. Thanks to their ability to adapt, their ingenuity and their respect for tradition, they managed to develop their craftsmanship even further, despite the difficult economic and political circumstances.
In 2000, Glashütte Original became part of The Swatch Group. This watchmaking group, the largest in the world, enabled the brand to begin its internationalisation process. Today, Glashütte Original’s watchmaking masterpieces can be found in more than 40 countries around the world.
Glashütte Original is synonymous with the pinnacle of the German art of watchmaking. The manufacture combines the tradition of manual craftsmanship with the most innovative technology. The brand boasts a rich heritage and an extraordinary wealth of watchmaking knowledge and experience; up to 95% of all watch parts, including the filigree dials, are produced in-house. Over the years, Glashütte Original has cultivated a culture based on excellence, the results of which are evident in the timeless elegance and technology of the company’s timepieces.
Glashütte Watch Collections
Glashütte Original is a world-renowned brand with a long tradition: five collections interpret its multifaceted aspects in the most diverse ways. All models share high standards in terms of aesthetics and precision.
Glashütte’s Senator collection represents the pinnacle of precision and timeless elegance. These technically complex timepieces are the epitome of German engineering excellence. Skilfully combining mechanical complexity with design that honours traditions and functionality, each piece is a testament to the high-end watchmaker’s art.
The Pano watch series is distinguished by its bold, asymmetrical design. These unique timepieces bear the hallmark of Glashütte Original, transforming watchmaking into a contemporary work of art. The unconventional arrangement of their dials gives them an unmistakable and timeless character, revolutionising the concept of aesthetics in watchmaking.
Spezialist watches are designed to exceed the most demanding expectations, providing unsurpassed reliability in both land and water environments. Inspired by Glashütte’s heritage in diving watches, these sporty models are the perfect allies for adventurers and sportsmen.
The Vintage collection pays homage to the stylistic trends of the 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by an era of change and dynamism, these iconic timepieces are modern reinterpretations that capture the essence of those revolutionary decades. Each model is a bridge between the past and the present, offering classic design with a contemporary twist.
The watches in the Ladies collection are the embodiment of femininity. Glashütte Original is committed to creating timepieces that are not only beautiful on the outside, but also reflect inner beauty. With dials, colour combinations and designs that celebrate femininity, each piece is a jewel that radiates charm and elegance.
Glashütte watches for men and women
Glashütte Original offers a diverse range of watches for both men and women. In its catalogue of Glashütte watches for men, collections such as Senator, Pano, Spezialist, as well as its emblematic Vintage line stand out, all of them made up of a wide variety of models that reflect the prestige of the brand. On the other hand, if you are looking for Glashütte watches for women, the firm has developed a unique and exclusive collection called “Ladies“, designed specifically to enhance feminine elegance.
Reasons to buy a Glashütte watch
Glashütte is a watch brand with a unique heritage, recognised worldwide for its own Appellation d’Origine. When you choose a Glashütte watch, you immerse yourself in a tradition that represents the best of the world’s watchmaking capital. Each piece is a work of art, with carefully crafted manufacture calibres that ensure unrivalled precision and reliability.
On the technical side, Glashütte stands out for advanced complications such as the tourbillon, perpetual calendar and flyback chronograph, which define the avant-garde in watchmaking innovation. In addition, among its collections, Glashütte offers an unparalleled stylistic variety, with elegant cases made of platinum, gold and stainless steel, ranging from classic and retro to modern and avant-garde designs.
For those looking for feminine watchmaking, Glashütte offers an exclusive selection of diamond watches, combining elegance with functionality. Each Glashütte watch is a symbol of status and good taste, perfect for those who value superior quality and exceptional design.
Ideal Joyeros, Authorised Glashütte Watch retailer
If you are considering buying a Glashütte watch, it is essential that you make your purchase from an authorised Glashütte retailer in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. At Ideal Jewellers, we are proud to be an authorised Glashütte dealer, giving you the security and confidence of obtaining a genuine watch of the highest quality.
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