In our impression, made in Germany represents sturdiness and high-end, and German watches are highly praised by everyone. Speaking of German watches, three-quarter plywood, gold sleeve, double gooseneck fine-tuning, blue steel screws, these terms will quickly come to our minds, as if the aesthetics of German watches. The small town of Glashütte, as a major watchmaking town in Germany, is home to all the famous German watch brands, and Glashütte’s original watchmaking road started from then on.
Everything must start in 1845. The first watchmakers settled in Glashütte. With their skill, enthusiasm and firm belief, they created the Glashütte watchmaking industry. Their bold vision created this brand new industry and finally made this small town located in the Erzgebirge area famous all over the world.
From 1845 to 1850, watch factories here gradually emerged. The first young apprentices in Glashütte began to receive training in watchmaking.
In 1878, Germany’s first watchmaking school, the Glashütte Watchmaking School in Germany, was also completed, which taught traditional watchmaking techniques in a systematic way, passed on from generation to generation, and continuously imported German watchmaking. Talent. For example, the famous watchmaker Alfred Helwig (Alfred Helwig), he graduated here, and later taught here. His genius in the watchmaking world-the invention of the “flying tourbillon”, seemed to have a profound influence on the design and development of the tourbillon later. In 2002, the school was reopened, and it was named after him.
In the long history of the long river, luxury Glashütte Original takes root and sprouts here, and blooms incomparably gorgeous flowers. From marine chronometers, flying tourbillons to all kinds of precision timepieces, Glashütte Original is undoubtedly in appearance and watchmaking prowess, and has now become a major player in the watchmaking industry.
German classic luxury aesthetics
In Glashütte’s original watches, the aesthetic style of German watches is everywhere. Some time ago, there was just an Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920. When I first saw it, I didn’t take a close look. When I saw the picture on the back, good fellow! I am a good guy directly! It’s really hidden.
From the front, the watch follows the minimalist route, but the back movement is equipped with a flying tourbillon. Because of this, this tourbillon watch appears more pure.
Let me talk about it first. This is not the first time replica Glashütte Original has launched a watch to pay tribute to Alfred Hewig. The brand once launched Alfred Helwig Flying Tourbillon 1 and Alfred Helwig Flying Tourbillon 2 watches in 1996 and 2001 respectively.
This year’s AlfredHelwig Tourbillon 1920 (for convenience, the names of the watches below are written like this) is inspired by the classic watches created by Hewig and his students. The case is made of 18K rose gold. , The case has been polished over a large area, so it looks brighter.
I like the onion crown here very much, it has a retro feel.
The dial is grainy. Glashütte Original is the only watch factory that can produce its own dials. Its high-end dials are all produced in its own dial factory in Pforzheim, 600 kilometers from Glashütte, Germany. Most of the dials of the original Glashütte watch are finished by hand, which is evident in the fineness.
Just like this time in AlfredHelwig Tourbillon 1920, the dial blank is made of pure gold, which is meticulously carved, then filled with black lacquer for the engraving, and sent to high temperature baking. Next, remove the excess paint. The last step is meticulous hand-brushed silver plating. The dial thus created shines with delicate light evenly and the texture is very beautiful.
The small seconds dial at 6 o’clock is slightly concave, slightly below the level of the dial, and is marked with the words “Tourbillon”.
This pre owned watches reminds me of a word, “Neixiu”, which is exactly what used to describe this watch. The entire watch presents the classic German classic luxury aesthetics, elegant and not boring.