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D.Dornbluth Watches

Dieter DornblüthThe German Dieter DornblüthDieter Dornblüth workshop watch company's history started on a gloomy November night of 1959. A watchmaker from a small town of Salzwedel, Dieter Dornblüth, produced his own first watch movement, while sitting in his room. 3 years before the vent he had gone to a town of Erzgebirge to broaden his knowledge in the sphere of complicated watchmaking art. During all that time he was busy mending a damaged case of a silver pocket watch with a durable high quality movement. Dieter got so much attached to the watch during the period of mending, that he felt really sad, when the watch's owner came to take it back at the very November day. Dieter Dornblüth started designing a durable wrist watch movement, resembling the high quality movement of the pocket watch he got attached to, without paying attention to  its height or diameter the same evening. He had already finished making the first watch movement wheels, when he got the message to settle off to the city of Kalbe to take over the abandoned Elsa and Paul Beckmanns' watch business. Everyday routine work and his watch mending workshop's success, with already 7 workers, didn't leave him any time to execute his purposes on his own caliber creation. On the first of October 1999, when Dieter Dornblüth was celebrating his 60-years anniversary, his son, Dirk Dornblüth, who had already become an experienced watchmaker, presented a stainless steel wrist watch, based on the legendary Glashütte 60.3 caliber, fully executed by himself. When Dieter Dornblüth saw the watch, he showed Dirk his own forgotten plans on his own movement creation, he had been keeping for 40 years. The same evening the father and the son started making sketches of the possible caliber on a plain paper napkin and this way Dieter's conceptions of 1959 were reborn. The father found an answer to his conception's realization at a local garage, where he saw models of small engines in a shop-window. This was the impulse to creation of such a long-desired 99.2 caliber movement, which made Dieter Dornblüth's long-standing dream come true. Dieter Dornblüth company presented the “REF.CAL.99.2” collection, based on its newly-created product – 99.2 caliber. The collection's watch models are presented in stainless steel and 18-carat white or rose gold cases. The straps are made of alligator leather. To celebrate his daughter's birth, Dirk presented a classic women's “09 Jasmin” wrist watch model. The 34-mm steel case is equipped with a rare ETA 1120 caliber of 1950. Only 75 pieces of this wrist watch model were produced. Dornblüth company's experts, inspired by pendular clocks' repairs, presented the “Regulator” collection. The collection's models' cases are made of stainless steel or of rose and white gold. The strap is made of alligator leather. In commemoration of its D.Dornbluth watch mechanism75th anniversaryD.Dornbluth the company produced the “Gorch Fock I” collection, executed in the form of a ship-based clock, in 2009. The wrist watch model is produced in limited edition of 75 pieces. The dull dial has a seconds indicator at the “6” position and a power reserve indicator at the “12” position. Every watch piece is placed in a red wood box. The movement, the dial, the case and the box have the luxurious watch's serial number, engraved in them. The father and the son proved once again with their newly-created caliber, that you don't necessarily need advanced CNC technologies to realize your conceptions. Even today passionate and dedicated to their business watchmakers can create their precise watches by hand, using traditional simple instruments. You need to hurry in order to buy a Dieter Dornblüth brand's watch, because most of the models are produced in limited editions.



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