Brand Directory: Glashutte

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 In 1845 Ferdinand Adolph Lange established his workshop in the German town of Glashütte. Glashütte (Sa.) limited company was registered in 1918, producing pocket watches in 1921 with the words, “Original Glashütte” on the dial. In 1927, this company would become known as UROFA, producing movement blanks or ébauches. At the same time, a second company, UFAG, built and distributed watches. It was at the same time that the name “Glashütte Original” first appeared on the dial of a wristwatch.

After the joining of West and East Germany in 1990, VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe became Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe GmbH. In 1994, Heinz Pfeiffer a Bavarian businessman took over the business and brought back the name “Glashütte Original”. This company was eventually sold to the Swatch Group in 2000.

Today, Glashütte Original continues to produce elegant timepieces.