Cradle of German Precision Watchmaking
History has come full circle now. Otto Lange from A. Lange & Söhne and Herbert Wempe had already plans to establish a joint research institute in Glashütte Observatory (built in 1910). The small town of Glashütte in the Ore Mountains near Dresden is considered as the cradle of German precision watchmaking. Wempe Glashütte i/SA started to manufacture sophisticated wristwatches equipped with its own manufacture movements in the completely renovated observatory building in 2006. Their extremely high rate accuracy is officially certified by the German Calibration Service. It is located as well in the observatory, which historically served to provide the watchmaking town of Glashütte with the exact time.