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Glashutte Original dedicates brand new facility for dial making

by amitdevhanda

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Glashutte Original brand new dial making facility in Pforzheim, Germany

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Last week in Pforzheim, Germany, German watch manufacture Glashutte Original opened a modern-day factory dedicated to dial making.

Even though the new factory is equipped with the latest and greatest machines for producing dials, much of the real finishing and artistry is done completely by hand, which is how it was always done historically.

According to the Managing Director of Glashutte Original Günter Wiegand :”The production of dials is undoubtedly one of the most difficult tasks in the making of high-value watches. For this reason we shall take advantage of the dial making traditions and competencies of the Pforzheim site, which will be expanded further in the future.”

Besides being one of the few watch companies to manufacture its own blanks made out of yellow gold, white gold, sterling silver or mother of pearl, they are able to achieve the highest level of printing by a process known as pad printing. This challenging step is achieved by the pad taking up ink from an engraved negative and then transfers it, like a rubber stamp, to the dial. Before a dial is completed it must pass six levels of quality control.

There are roughly 50 employees working at this new facility at Pforzheim factory in Germany and this number is projected to more than double over the next couple of years. This new facility is a symbol of how committed  and serious Glashutte Original is to manufacturing every part of their timepieces from start to finish.

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Baselworld 2013

by amitdevhanda

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I just wanted to clarify for any of you out there how Baselworld in Basel Switzerland works. Every major watch brand exhibits in Baselworld every year to showcase their latest creations. This Fair is for retailers all over the world to see what the newest releases are and to place orders for the year for their store/stores as most of these brand have allocations.

Unless, you’re a member of the press or some how invited by the brand, the public is not allowed to go into these magnificent booths that the watch brands spend millions of dollars on to put on the event of the year. However, unlike other watch Fairs and Baselworld by far being the biggest ans surely one of the most important in the world, the general public is allowed to purchase day and group passes. You can definitely look from the outside of all these amazing booths where you can see the newest novelties in the windows.   This year Baselworld starts on April 25 and ends May 2 2013.  To get all the information you need on specifics for Baselworld 2013 please click here