Happenings: Glashütte Original's Ulrike Kranz To Lecture At The Horological Society Of New York

Happenings: Glashütte Original's Ulrike Kranz To Lecture At The Horological Society Of New York

With the establishing of the German Empire in 1871 and developing interest in global exchange, the German Navy turned out to be increasingly more critical to the German government. To lessen dependence on English imports (counting the notable English marine chronometers), critical help was given to support the creation of marine chronometers in Germany. In 1886 the principal marine chronometers from Glashütte were shipped off the German Naval Observatory in Hamburg for testing. Before very long, various developments and specialized enhancements carried global consideration regarding marine chronometers made in Glashütte.

After World War II, Germany was isolated, yet the creation of chronometers in Glashütte proceeded. The state-possessed company VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe took up the practice and produced countless both mechanical and quartz marine chronometers. These were sent basically on GDR sends yet additionally traded worldwide.

Although today route adrift is performed around the planet utilizing GPS, Glashütte in Saxony stays a critical area for the creation of marine chronometers and perception watches. Following the reunification of Germany, the Glashütte cosmic observatory was reestablished. Today it houses a chronometer testing office, which additionally authoritatively ensures the chronometers made by Glashütte Original – the lawful replacement of the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe.

About Ulrike Kranz

Ulrike Kranze, Glashütte Original

Ulrike Kranz is the head of Corporate Communications for Glashütte Original. Beforehand, Kranz worked at the German Watch Museum in Glashütte. She holds a MSc in Ethics & Corporate Governance from the University of London and a B.A. from the University of Greenwich.

All HSNY addresses are free and open to general society. Entryways open at 6:00 PM; address starts expeditiously at 7:00 PM. For more data, visit HSNY’s site .

Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:00-9:00 PM

HSNY at the General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, between fifth & sixth Avenues, New York, NY 10036

HODINKEE is a backer of the Horological Society of New York.