The arrival of the ‘school season’ heralds the beginning of a brand new learning journey. In the original Alfred Hevig watchmaking school in Glashütte, young faces are also Started learning new ways of looking at time. Alfred Hevig Watch School in Glashütte, Germany, is one of the influential schools in the field of fine watchmaking, and it is also the birthplace of the wrist-worn feelings. Recently, the watchmaking school welcomes 15 new students: three future toolmakers and twelve watchmaking students, who are enthusiastically stepping into this art hall where tradition and modernity blend together.
The traditional watchmaking art of Glashütte has a long history, and the precious cultural skills inherited are the cornerstones of the future development of watchmaking art. As a result, Glashütte Original is aware of its responsibilities in this area and is committed to continuing this tradition through the Alfred Hevig School of Watchmaking. This is an elite school with an enrollment rate of only 15%. Through the written test questions and hands-on questions, the freshman, who is gifted with wisdom and patience, will stand out and win 15 precious places.
Young watchmaker successors are here to learn from experienced seniors. Through three years of full-time courses, tutors have one-on-one tutoring. The learning process covers both theoretical learning and practical exercises. They will learn here to give time with their hands. Take life.
As an advanced course, students will be sent to the Glashütte Original Assembly and Customer Service Department, starting with semi-finished movements of pocket watches, using sandpaper, microscope, machine tools, etc., to create apprenticeships through finishing processing, electroplating and hollowing out. Watch.
Since 2001, Glashütte Original has been training professional watchmakers in the “Alfred Hevig” watchmaking school. At the same time, Glashütte Original also focuses on the international and actively participates in international-level watchmaking education. Career, first in Germany to cooperate with WOSTEP (Swiss Watchmaker Training and Education Project), and to integrate with the international watchmaking industry. Students can obtain a German professional certificate while obtaining a diploma issued by WOSTEP and get international certification, thereby opening up international employment prospects.
In 1845, a group of entrepreneurs and inventors moved from Dresden, the capital of Saxony, to the town of Glashütte, and started the production of watches locally. Pioneers including watchmaker Moritz Grossman A complete supply system. With the prosperity of the watchmaking industry, he gradually realized that Glashütte’s future depends 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.
The first watchmaking school in Germany
Mr Alfred Hevig
In the decades since the establishment of the watchmaking school, a group of professional watchmakers, engineers and inventors have emerged. Among them is master watchmaker Alfred Hevig, who entered the Glashütte Watch School in 1904 and has been a teacher in the Watch School since 1917. A large number of outstanding students. And during his teaching, he developed a floating tourbillon with the students, bringing great development to the development of the German watchmaking industry. Later, to commemorate his outstanding contribution in the watchmaking industry, after the watchmaking school was renovated, he named it after him to express the heritage of originality.