The history of Glashütte-made marine chronometers, the gimbal-mounted precision instruments that were essential tools for navigation, can be traced back to 1886 when the first model was sent to the German Naval Observatory in Hamburg. This is the source of inspiration for the popular Senator Chronometer collection and just with a quick glance at the […]

About a year ago, Glashütte Original contacted me regarding a book they were working on, that will present the DNA of this German brand through stories from experts and friends of the brand. As a Canadian blogger, it was very exciting for me to be part of this project, especially that I always admired the […]

One of the highlights of the 2015 Glashütte Original collection is the new Senator Observer, a beautiful navigation instrument ready to worn on the wrist. Observation watches, also known as deck watches, were used as navigation instruments on the high seas, until late in the 20th century. Deck watches were used as a secondary timepiece […]

If I will ever have to do an exhaustive study of a topic in the filed of art history, I would probably chose the history of design behind the Iron Curtain. It must be really interesting to find out how new aesthetic trends got negotiated and set during those years of censorship and restrictions. If […]

If it’s the end of August, in Glashütte, in the hearth of German watchmaking, it means a new group of apprentices begin their training at Glashütte Original, at the company’s own “Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking. Twenty-two of them will learn the craft of watchmaking, while four will be trained as toolmakers, making it a […]