The Glashutte Imitation Authentic manufacture was formerly subsumed in the VEB Glashutter Uhrenbetriebe, a group of Duplicate Glashutte watchmakers and vendors who have been collectivized included in the former East German system. After reunification, the business used its old moniker of Glashutte Original, and then in 1995, the manufacture introduced a totally completely new collection. Later, it obtained the Union Glashutte brand. In 2000, the manufacture was sold to the Swiss Swatch Group, which inturn invested in a sizeable sum in production space expansion at Glashutte Original Headquarters. All movements are created by just a team of experienced in-house technicians, while the components comprising them with not many exceptions - including plates, screws, pinions, wheels, levers, spring barrels, balance wheels, and tourbillon cages are created in very modern production areas.
These items are extravagantly polished off skillfully by hand prior to being built by a group of talented watchmakers. In March 2011, the organization won the wrist watch of the Year Award provided from the German-language wristwatch industry publication Armbanduhren for one of its latest creations, the Senator Chronometer. This can be a large and stylish watch within a classic design. They additionally features second and minute hands that automatically get to zero in the event the crown is ripped, taking into account extremely appropriate time setting.