How are the some of the world’s most complicated watches made? And what distinguishes the fine art of German watchmaking? Answers to these questions can be found at a special exhibition by the German watch manufactory Glashütte Original, taking place from 11 – 20 February 2019 at the Dubai Mall.
Glashütte Original is a brand with a worldwide reputation for superb craftsmanship and timeless elegance. As a genuine manufactory operating in the prestige segment of the market, it brings German watchmaking traditions and innovative production technologies together under one roof. The Saxon manufactory makes up to 95 percent of all the components that go into a watch in-house, including the exquisite dials. Timepieces from Glashütte Original are the product of the best in German engineering and craftsmanship, and embody a successful synthesis of technical sophistication, reliable precision and functional design.
Highlights from four lines of the current collection – Senator, Pano, Vintage and Lady – are on display in the Dubai Mall in close proximity to the Glashütte Original Boutique. One showcase is dedicated entirely to a true masterpiece of the Glashütte art of watchmaking – the Flying Tourbillon. Originally developed around 1920 by the Glashütte master watchmaker, teacher and inventor, Alfred Helwig, it is today one of the most coveted complications in mechanical watchmaking. One can also admire here the contemporary Senator Tourbillion – Alfred Helwig Edition, limited worldwide to only 25 pieces, along with a number of historic Glashütte timepieces and a Flying Tourbillon escapement model.
A key element of the exhibition is the watchmaker’s workbench, where every day from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm a watchmaker from Glashütte is present, offering a close-up look at the finer points of the watchmaker’s craft. Visitors are invited to approach the watchmaker to learn more about the secrets of refined German watchmaking, and to test their own craft skills with the tiny screws and delicate components of a Glashütte Original manufactory movement.