The advancement of society and civilization cannot be separated from the original spirit. With the tireless pursuit of originality, one after another amazing miracles can be created. Glashütte Original has been adhering to the original spirit for 173 years. It has transformed the timepiece with original inventions and craftsmanship. It has created a small world for the precise operation of each watch.
The flying tourbillon, invented by Glashütte watchmaker Alfred Hevig in 1920, has become a perfect and far-reaching initiative. The flying tourbillon offsets the rate error caused by gravity to the timepiece and achieves perfection in space dynamics and mechanical aesthetics. The upper bracket of the tourbillon is removed and fixed only from below, showing lightness and elegance.
Glashütte’s original invention of the same coaxial large-scale calendar display in 1997, consisting of two concentric display dials located on the same plane. The two date numbers are clear at a glance, and the separation bar is discarded for a smoother reading experience.
Double gooseneck fine-tuning mechanism
Since 1888, the gooseneck fine-tuning mechanism has been in charge of the accuracy and stability of the Glashütte timepieces. The length of the hairspring is adjusted by turning the screws on the gooseneck spring to achieve the effect of adjusting the speed.
In 2002, the second gooseneck spring added by Glashütte’s original innovation made the double gooseneck fine-tuning a breakthrough patented technology in the watch industry.
The newly-invented double gooseneck fine-tuning mechanism has expanded functions to achieve the right-side adjustment rate and the left-hand side adjustment anchor escapement symmetry to achieve higher accuracy. With the balance wheel bearing as the center point, the left and right hand-polished gooseneck fine-tuning layout is matched with the balance plate of gold and silver staggered carving pattern, just like a beautiful butterfly resting on the movement, showing the aesthetic connotation of elegant curves.
36 time zone mechanism
Glashütte Original shows two original inventions in different time zones at the same time, providing great convenience for travelers across time zones. The 36 time zones around the world are fully displayed on the time zone ring. The black, blue, and red International Airport Codes (IATA) show 24 time zones with deviations of one hour, nine deviations of 0.5 hours, and three deviations of 0.75 hours. By setting the airport code of each city, intelligent one-button adjustment can be realized, and the summer time, local time, home time, day and night display, and real-time synchronization of the date can be automatically maintained.
Intelligent winding mechanism
As another Glashütte original patented invention, the intelligent winding mechanism uses a stepped variable speed transmission, which can quickly and efficiently transfer energy to two adjacent barrels, realizing the movement according to the wearer’s movement ‘Smart’ adjustments to optimize energy use.
Innovative metal chain belt micro adjustment mechanism
In addition to the movement, Glashütte Original also pays attention to the comfortable wearing experience of the watch. The innovative metal chain belt micro-adjustment mechanism is not only sturdy and wear-resistant, but also fits the wrist, making it easier to adjust. The wearer can set the length of the strap with the touch of a finger, with a maximum adjustment length of 8 mm. Everything in the details.
The original spirit drives the ingenuity to impart classic charm, and constantly improves the craftsmanship and design. Glashütte Original presents you the most wonderful timepieces!