The history of timekeeping on your wrist: Johannes Dürrstein founded the "Glashütter Uhrenfabrik Union" 125 years ago. Union Glashütte is celebrating this anniversary with the 1893 Johannes Dürrstein Special Edition, which is limited to 125 pieces and combines the traditional art of watchmaking with modern features. At its core is a finely decorated manual-winding movement, which is located in the timepiece's 18-carat rose gold case and features a power reserve of up to 60 hours.
The new UNG-56.01 calibre, designed by Union Glashütte, was developed in a process lasting more than two years, and boasts many features of traditional Glashütte watchmaking. The characteristic three-quarter plate is fully produced in Glashütte and is enhanced there with delicate gold engraving and the typical stripe finish. The balance cock and the redesigned ratchet are also finished in Glashütte. Harking back to the origins of Union Glashütte, the movement features a stylised temple – a symbol that has been used as a trademark to attest to the originality of Union watches since Johannes Dürrstein founded the company.
Nevertheless, Union Glashütte also includes contemporary features in the traditional mechanism. For example, the wound movement can run for up to 60 hours. In addition to the corresponding power reserve display and the small second, the watch boasts a date display with a modern touch. All of this is harmoniously incorporated into the classic design of the 1893 Union Glashütte Collection, which marks the year the company was founded. The dial coated in glossy white enamel, with its rounded Arabic numerals and a delicate chapter ring in the style of a train track, forms the stylish backdrop to the blued hour and minute hands.
The 1893 Johannes Dürrstein Anniversary Edition is presented in a rose gold case with a diameter of 41 mm, and is limited to 125 pieces. It costs €7,950*. A non-limited stainless steel version is also available for €2,350*.
* recommended retail price