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Glashütte Original: Watches That Go Beyond Ordinary

Whether one comes across a Glashütte Original chronograph watch or an automatic variant, fine and precise workmanship is reflected in each timepiece. That is exactly how the brand’s best-selling collections have charmed watch lovers around the world. For instance, the Glashütte Original Senator collection gives off the classic and elegant aura, while the Glashütte Original Pano series is strikingly unconventional and modern. What’s even better is that there’s more to a Glashütte Original ladies’ watch or men’s timepiece collection than what meets the eye. Each world-class lineup is complemented by quality materials and a slew of features.

How Much Is a Glashütte Original Watch?

Buyers are captivated by a Glashütte Original watch because of its good quality, but what about the price? To answer the query, Glashütte Original watch prices and key selling points are presented in the table below:

Model Price (Approx.)SizeFeatures
Glashütte Original Senator Observer Automatic Silver Dial Men’s Watch$7,799 USD 44mm
  • Side-by-side sub-dials
  • Date window
  • 48-hour power reserve indicator
  • 50m water resistance
  • Stainless steel case
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire
Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch$9,799 USD 42mm
  • Three sub-dials
  • Date window
  • 50m water resistance
  • Stainless steel case
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Automatic White Dial Men's Watch$6,839 USD 40mm
  • 50m water resistance
  • Stainless steel case
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire
  • Date window 
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase$8,919 USD42mm
  • Moon phase display
  • Date window
  • Dagger indexes
Glashütte Original Senator Automatic Black Dial Ladies Watch$6,939 USD40mm
  • 100-hour power reserve
  • 50m water resistance
  • Super-Luminova finish
  • Stainless steel case
  •  27 jewels 
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch$6,749 USD40mm
  • Outer dial with minute marking
  • Stainless steel sapphire case
  • 50m water resistance
  • 100-hour power reserve
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moonphase Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch$8,099 USD40mm
  • Panorama moon phase
  • date window
  • 100-hour power reserve
  • 50m water resistance
  • Stainless steel case
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire
Glashütte Original Senator Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon$370,000 USD48mm
  • Limited edition
  • Perpetual calendar
  • Flying tourbillon
  • Second-time zone
  • 50m water resistance 
  • Platinum case 
Glashütte Original Senator Tourbillon$85,000 USD42mm
  • Flying tourbillon
  •  Panorama date
  • White gold case
Glashütte Original Pano PanoMaticLunar Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch$8,219 USD40mm
  • Moon phase and star display
  • Date window
  • Luminous blue hands
  • Left-side round dial with sub-dial
  • Stainless steel case
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • 50m water resistance 
Glashütte Original Pano PanoInverse XL Manual-winding Grey Dial Men's Watch$8,399 USD42mm
  • Hand-wound
  • 41-hour power reserve indicator
  • 50m water resistance
  • Partial skeletal round dial
  • Stainless steel case 
Glashütte Original Pano PanoMaticInverse Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch$10,389 USD42mm
  • 42-hour power reserve indicator
  • 50m water resistance
  • Panorama date
  • Partial skeletal round dial
  • Stainless steel case
Glashütte Original Vintage Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Automatic Grey Dial Men's Watch$9,579 USD40mm
  • 100m water resistance
  • Square dial
  • Side-by-side sub-dials
  • Panorama date
  • Date window
  • Stainless steel case
Glashütte Original Senator Sixties Panorama Date Automatic Orange Dial Men's Watch$6,409 USD42mm
  • Weathered orange round dial
  • Stainless steel case
  • 30m water resistance
  • 40hour power reserve

 

Glashütte Original’s Watch Collections

There are many Glashütte Original watches for men and women that cater to everyone’s tastes. The collections showcase the brand’s style, versatility, and growth through the years.

Prices for the Glashütte Original Senator: Never Go Wrong with a Classic

One of the best ways to get to know a watch brand better and differentiate it from competitors is by examining its classic pieces. In Glashütte Original’s case, it is worth it to take a look at its Senator lineup which bears the said aesthetic. 

The Glashütte Original Senator collection is the most popular series from the brand because of its minimalistic yet elegant look that appeals to the watch market regardless of fashion preferences. The collection is dominated by hand-wound or automatic dress watches. Take for instance one of the collection’s bestsellers, the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date models. Those feature simple round dials with alligator or calfskin leather straps that match any casual or formal look.

Additionally, the Glashütte Original Senator collection is a watch enthusiast and collector’s favorite because it depicts Germany’s rich watchmaking history. To elaborate, some models under the line retain timepiece aesthetics, such as pocket watch-inspired looks, dating back to the Saxon period. Others adopt mechanisms based on old signature features like the swan-neck fine adjustment that precisely regulates a watch’s pace. 

In terms of the retail price, watches categorized under the collection start at $6,000 USD. The cost depends on the complications pieces have. Limited editions can go beyond $300,000. USD

Prices for the Glashütte Original Pano Watches: At the Forefront of Watchmaking Innovation 

The Glashütte Original Pano collection signifies the watchmaker’s bold take on timepiece design. It reflects a Glashütte Original design revolution that started two decades ago and continues to this date. Furthermore, it shows the brand’s dedication to innovate and match the watch industry’s changing standards for fashion accessories. 

Taking a look at Glashütte Original ladies’ watches and men’s timepieces from the line, one can agree that eccentricity is brought out just right with each piece’s modern look. What draws the eye to the collection’s nontraditional design are off-center mechanisms combined with a semi-skeletal dial or moon-phase indicator. The former variation of Glashütte Original watches for men and women is showcased by the PanoMaticInverse series. As regards the latter, it is the PanoMaticLunar lineup that has the features.

With the two mentioned series, the sub-dials are usually placed on the left side of the watch’s face, with the complications on the right side at non-perpendicular angles. Some watches from the collection also feature dreamy reflective colors to complement the moonphase mechanism.

With all these innovations introduced by the Pano collection, how much is a Glashütte Original watch from the line then? Timepieces from the collection start at $8,000 USD and can reach up to $25,000 USD. That is a slightly higher range compared to the Glashütte Original Senator collection due to the new and unique features.

Prices for the Glashütte Original Vintage Watches: Bring Back the Good Old Times

While the designs of Glashütte Original ladies’ watches and men’s timepieces have taken a step toward a contemporary look, the brand keeps retro-inspired models in stock. Watches start at $6,000 USD for the Sixties series and $7,000 for the Seventies series under the Glashütte Original Vintage collection.

The Glashütte Original Vintage catalog is a treat for anyone who wants to take a trip down watches memory lane. Timepieces belonging to the collection depict watch fashion baby boomers and Generation X loved. The timepieces' retro vibe comes from weathered orange or green dial gradients and a square or rectangular housing. The style hails from industrial watches the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB), a Glashütte Original predecessor company, made in the 1960s and 1970s.

Additionally, the said collection is not just vintage in terms of looks. The theme extends to the watches’ function. In fact, most of the catalog’s series double as chronographs, which were a big innovation back in the 1800s. Take for instance the standout Glashütte Original chronograph watch lineups such as the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date and Sixties Chronograph series from the collection. The stopwatch function is built-in to the models.

Prices for the Glashütte Original Spezialist: Be Equipped for Adventure

Watches are increasingly used during outdoor activities. That is partly because of the travel trends of the last few years. If not for trips, watches are must-haves to top the sporty look. As a result, sports watches are highly sought after by fashion-forward adventurers and sports enthusiasts. Glashütte Original has that demand covered.

The brand’s Spezialist Collection includes Glashütte Original watches for men that are great for any outdoor adventure. The SeaQ and SeaQ Panorama Date series under the line have some exceptional models with 30 bar or 300m water resistance. That means the timepieces can withstand water and moisture damage from diving, swimming, rain, and sweat.

In terms of looks, models integrate synthetic straps or metal bands to match rugged or casual outdoor getups, respectively. As regards pricing for the sports watches, the range is a bit over $10,000 USD due to the reinforced features. 

Prices for the Glashütte Original Ladies: See Beauty Like No Other

One of the fashion accessories that can complement a lady’s beauty is a Glashütte Original ladies’ watch. Like how women are beautiful in different ways, Glashütte Original also offers various and unique timepiece designs from its Ladies Collection. 

Style-wise, each watch from the line highlights curvy details and refined hues. Moreover, the dials feature textured backgrounds for a nontraditional look. In terms of function, the models are not lacking. For example, the PanoMatic Luna series from the Glashütte Original Ladies collection has the moon-phase complication while the Lady Serenade line highlights classic timepieces with date windows, besides just having jewelry-encrusted frames fit for a queen.

When it comes to pricing, anyone can easily request a specific quote on the said watches from the reputable online stores. To provide an estimate, a Glashütte Original ladies’ watch starts at $5,000 USD for a version without diamonds. For a variant embellished with gems, the price can reach $15,000 USD.

Glashütte Original: Its Milestones and Innovation

Glashütte Original’s best achievement is the first Watch of the Year award it got in the 2000s for its Senator Perpetual Calendar model, a watch that shows date accurately without adjustments and even during leap years.

The title is Germany’s counterpart for the prestigious Swiss Montre de l'Année award. Both are won by watch brands that got the most votes from a jury composed of renowned watch analysts or enthusiasts. The Watch of the Year award paved the way for the industry to take notice of Glashütte Original, and for the watch manufacturer to be acquired by The Swatch Group. As a result, the brand expanded even more worldwide.

Glashütte Original: The Best of German Watchmaking

It is no wonder that Glashütte Original delivers the best watches in terms of form and function. Everything is a result of its meticulous in-house watchmaking processes.

Glashütte Original watches for men and women start from design concepts hand-drawn by artists and a blank dial handcrafted by expert goldsmiths. Those are finished by hand as well, particularly the engraving of details, lacquering or manual spraying of coatings, setting of appliques or precious stones on the dials, and the first-time configuration of the assembled watches.

Some processes are assisted by the latest watchmaking equipment for manufacturing accuracy and precision. For instance, Glashütte Original experts use milling and drilling machines to yield the right cuts and shapes or add shine, a rotating brass brush for a seamless sunray finish, a lathe for making uniform grooves or a textured circular finish, and a pad-printing machine for adding extra details such as the brand.

To maintain quality, the firm enforces strict quality control. That requires a thorough analysis of output data, aesthetic inspections, and numerous tests, including for durability, water resistance, and more.

History of Glashütte Original: Up Close with the Brand’s Humble Beginnings

Behind every successful world-class brand is a rich history worth looking back to. When it comes to Glashütte Original, it all began with Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s small watchmaking company established in Glashütte, Germany in 1845.

The German watch pioneer’s business grew in five years with the help of borrowed funds from the government, a success enough to attract fellow professionals to start their watchmaking shops in the region. As a result, the Glashütte watch industry began to flourish.

The most popular early iteration of a timepiece from the Glashütte watch industry came shortly after. It is none other than a pocket watch. That model made waves in 1865 because it adopted the Glashütte three-quarter plate, an innovation that greatly helped stabilize watch movement. Nowadays, that type of plate is a signature component of a Glashütte Original watch.

Next in line to emerge are pendulum clocks from Ludwig Strasser and Gustav Rohde in 1877 and by Karl Hohnel in 1916. The last watchmaker’s version is the most iconic, bearing the “Original Glashütte” trademark that authentic watches from Glashütte adopted in 1927. There was a need for the label because of imitations crowding the market.

There were more challenges the brand faced and overcame aside from the emergence of counterfeit products. Among those is World War II that destroyed the manufacturing hub and led to the merging of Glashütte watch companies to keep the industry afloat. The businesses that joined forces came to be known collectively as the government-run VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB). That was eventually called Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe GmBH, the company behind the Glashütte Original brand.

In 1994, ownership was transferred to Alfred Wallner and Heinz Pfeifer, who steered the company toward the luxury watch segment. Nearly a decade after, Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe and the Glashütte Original brand were acquired by The Swatch Group, evolving into the watchmaker people know today. 

Glashütte Original's Excellent Watch Complications

Complications are a great differentiator for watches from various brands and timepieces belonging to the same collection, especially if the styles are nearly the same. Those can be any feature other than those for showing the time. Glashütte Original watches for men and women integrate a number of those. 

1. Perpetual Calendar

A Glashütte Original ladies’ watch or men’s timepiece with a perpetual calendar is exceptional when it comes to showing the month and date. The complication allows the watch to tell what day and month it is consistently even if February might have one more day than usual because of a leap year. A regular watch cannot do that. One has to reset the date window every 1st of the month to get an accurate date.

2. Panorama Date

Most Glashütte Original watches for men and women have Panorama Date, unlike regular watches that usually have small numbers that are not in boldface. The signature complication is a date display that is big enough to be seen easily by the eyes. 

3. Moon Phase

Watches with a moon-phase complication, like the Glashütte Original Pano collection, show the moon's waxing and waning stages. Accuracy is becoming good because many luxury timepieces only need to be adjusted a few times in three years.

4. Chronograph

A chronograph watch, such as the Chronograph Panorama Date watch from the Glashütte Original Senator collection or the Seventies Chronograph from the Glashütte Original Vintage series can moonlight as a stopwatch despite the luxurious appearance. As a result, a Glashütte Original chronograph watch is a good choice for people who want the timer function without the need to switch to a sporty look. Additionally, the complication is easily activated via side pushers that control the sub-dials on the timepiece’s dial.

5. Power Reserve Indicator

Glashütte Original watches for men and women that are powered by hand or automatic winding have the power reserve indicator, a small meter-like mechanism on the dial. It is a useful complication to have, helping anyone keep track of the remaining time a wound watch will run. Typical power reserve capacities are at the 30- to 40-hour range but there are standout models such as the Glashütte Original Senator Automatic Black Dial Ladies’ Watch and Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Men's Watch that reach 100 hours.

Five Reasons to Buy a Glashütte Original Watch

There are many benefits to buying Glashütte Original watches for men and women that’s why the brand is well-loved worldwide. Below are five good reasons to purchase one:

1. Value for Money

A Glashütte Original ladies’ watch or men’s timepiece costs less than many luxury releases from the biggest Swiss brands. That does not mean buyers get fewer features for a slightly lower price. As already showcased, Glashütte Original collections have the watch essentials and complications that are unique to the brand.

2. Diverse Catalog

Fashion is diverse and so are the styles bannered by Glashütte Original watches. That means there is a great pick for everyone. The brand’s five timepiece collections attest to that. In fact, the diverse catalogs have watch models suitable for Haute Couture, retro, modern, sports, and casual getups.

3. Quality Over Quantity

Glashütte Original watches have passed multiple quality-control tests and obtained sufficient certifications. For example, the brand’s diving watches comply with DIN, ISO, and other international standards for water resistance. Those are requirements fulfilled before the pieces get displayed on the shelf or reach authorized retailers. 

4. A Trusted Brand

There’s no other trustworthy brand than one that has been around for more than 175 years. Glashütte Original signifies expertise in watches backed by a long history, that’s why it is a top watch brand pick of past and present generations.

5. Support for Traditional Watchmaking

Buying watches from Glashütte Original benefits the watchmaking industry as a whole because it is a show of support for brands that do not let signature techniques fade away. Good sales keep such businesses going, meaning makers can continue to practice traditional methods and improve on the craft.

Glashütte Original: German Craftsmanship at its Finest

Glashütte Original is a brand that showcases the wise use of authentic German watchmaking techniques while not getting left behind when it comes to the latest manufacturing and design trends. The fact that its collections are still almost entirely made by hand is a statement that time and skill are well-allotted in perfecting each signature timepiece.

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