Alfred Hevig School of Watchmaking under the original creation of the world famous watchmaking brand Glashütte is a dream school based on the top watchmaking industry.
Introductory questions for watchmaking schools
How do I qualify for a dream school?
The Alfred Hevig Watch School in Glashütte, Germany is recognized as one of the most influential schools in the top watchmaking field. In their introductory assessment, candidates were asked to pick a piece of similar tools that they thought was the most suitable, and used the provided copper wire to bend the letter G in the example within 20 minutes. The goal is for candidates to show their intuitive talent for mechanical production and the flexibility of their hands.
This prestigious watchmaking school has experienced ups and downs in the century of operation, but the careful selection and systematic training of young watchmakers has never stopped. The most stringent standards are always maintained in the process of applicant selection and admission. Every year, thousands of young people with lofty ideals cherish the dream of top mechanical watchmaking and hope to win a place in watchmaking schools.
The first watchmaking school in Germany
The first watchmaking school in Germany
In 1845, a group of entrepreneurs and inventors moved from Dresden, the capital of Saxony, to the town of Glashütte, and started making watches locally. Pioneers, including watchmaker Moritz Grossman, established a complete supply system. As the watchmaking industry prospered, he became convinced that Glashütte’s future depended on the continuous training of young qualified watchmakers. With his efforts, the first watchmaking school in Germany was completed in Glashütte on May 1, 1878. Since then, traditional watchmaking techniques have been taught systematically and passed down from generation to generation.
Mr Alfred Hevig
A hundred years after the establishment of the watchmaking school, a group of professional watchmakers, engineers and inventors emerged. Among them is master watchmaker Alfred Helwig, who attended the Glashütte Watch School in 1904, has been a teacher at the Watch School since 1917, and has cultivated a large number of outstanding s student. During his teaching, he and his students developed the floating tourbillon, one of the most complicated craftsmanship in watchmaking, which still affects the modern watchmaking industry.
Alfred Hevig Watchmaking School
Extraordinary elite school
In commemoration of the significance of Alfred Heweig’s great contribution, the watchmaking school named after it was renovated in 2002, based on a new look in the world’s top watchmaking industry, and continues to cultivate the great cause of professional talent . Currently owned and operated by Glashütte Original, it is located on the site of the first watchmaking school in Germany.
Hundreds of applicants make every effort to compete for only fifteen places each year. The selection probability of thousands of miles reflects the difficulty factor of the entrance exam. Regardless of whether they are from a watch family or have never been in the relevant industry, all applicants must pass the written test and hands-on exams to enter the school’s door. Pass the written tests of some math and logic problems to check the thinking ability; then improvise on the spot and make some gadgets to measure the ability and talent. The best candidates who finally stand out are usually talented, intelligent, hardworking, and patient. They will learn the world’s top watchmaking and toolmaking skills in a full-time course over the next three years.
Glashütte Original Watchmaker Daily Work
Learning content for watchmaking schools
In addition to the theoretical knowledge, students will be sent to Glashütte’s original assembly and customer service department to receive hands-on training to better understand the practice of the watchmaking industry. During their studies at school, many students proved that they have extraordinary talents and tenacious qualities with practical actions. During the three-year training, many hard-working young watchmakers successfully produced ‘Apprentice Watches’. This is an advanced course beyond the core curriculum and is completely assembled by the student voluntarily. Starting with a semi-finished movement of a pocket watch, it uses a variety of finishing processes, electroplating processes and hollow-out processing, and requires the installation of complex functional components with high technical requirements. In this way, students create unique souvenirs for their schooling career.
Graduates are awarded honorary moments of graduation certificates
Glashütte Original Pride
In July 2015, Mr. Yann Gamard, the original president of Glashütte, and Mr. Gunnar Müller, the principal of Alfred Hevig Watchmaking School, in the atrium of their own watchmaking factory for the newly trained 13 young watchmakers and 2 The toolmaker issued a diploma. Today, 15 young professionals are already working, serving modern mass production in watchmaking factories, or being sent to Glashütte’s original customer service department.
Group photo of graduates of Alfred Hevig Watch School in 2015
Glashütte Original Introduction
Originating from the glorious bloodline of 1845, looking back at 170 years of German watchmaking history, Glashütte Original is a true inheritor of top German watchmaking. Has many important inventions to promote the history of the world’s clocks and watches, including flying tourbillon, gooseneck trimming, large calendar, etc. Its watches are equipped with 100% independently developed original movements, and parts are manufactured 95% independently. Glashütte Original is one of the rare real watchmaking brands in the world with its own watchmaking factory and dial factory. Taking the heritage of the German watchmaking civilization as its mission, the establishment of the German Glashütte Watchmaking Museum and Watchmaking School is rare in the top watchmaking field.