No other German city has a closer tie to watchmaking than the small town of Glashütte. It may have only around 8,000 inhabitants, but it's home to A. Lange & Söhne, Nomos, Union Glashütte, Mühle-Glashütte, Tutima, Moritz Grossman, and several other watchmakers as well, including Glashütte Original. The latter joined the Swatch Group in 2000.
Glashütte Original appeals to lovers of high-quality mechanical watches who have a taste for tradition and timeless, classic designs. However, they offer a wide range of watches: Their chronographs are sporty and their 20th Century Vintage collection is targeted towards a young, and young-at-heart, clientele. Produced in the home of German watchmaking, watches from Glashütte Original enjoy a high level of prestige, in part thanks to their handmade, in-house calibers.
The manufacturer has four watch series: the Art & Technik, Quintessentials, 20th Century Vintage, and Ladies Collection. The Art & Technik collection contains watches with sophisticated complications, including tourbillons. A tourbillon is a characteristic mark of a high-quality mechanical watch. It increases accuracy by counteracting the effects of gravity on the watch movement.