Luxury Pocketwatches from Glashütte

September 14th, 10:00 – 11:00

When Ferdinand Adolph Lange began in 1845 in the unknown little town of Glashütte, 25 km south of Dresden, to interest the first apprentices in watchmaking and precision mechanics, no one could have imagined that a few years later this place would become known worldwide as the city of precision clocks.
The Glashütte philosophy of calculation instead of experience, division of labour in the manufacturing of the individual parts and simplicity and perfection of construction led to high-quality and precise pocket watches.
The watches of the Glashütte companies, but also the ones of the students of the Deutsche Uhrmacherschule Glashütte, founded in 1878, are today rare collectors’ items.

Reinhard Reichel


After training as a mechanic with Abitur at the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB) from 1976 to 1980, direct studies at the TU Dresden, section mechanical engineering, specialising in construction.Afterwards he worked again in Glashütte until 1992 as a design engineer for special machines.
From 1992 director of the German Watch Museum Glashütte, from 2015 also managing director of the foundation ‘Deutsches Uhrenmuseum Glashütte – Nicolas G. Hayek.