We all appreciate the variety of in-house movements produced in Glashütte in Saxony. Let me present you the “Q-2010 Klassik” and “Q-2010 Auf & Ab” in-house calibers of Dornblüth & Sohn located in Kalbe in Saxony.
Dornblüth & Sohn is a family business. Already in 1959 Dieter Dornblüth designed his first movement. His son Dirk Dornblüth recently did the same by introducing his two first in-house calibers.
“Q-2010 Klassik” & “Q-2010 Auf & Ab” (= the classical 3-hands-timepiece with the additional integrated power reserve indicator): diameter 34.3 mm • height 4,7 mm • 29 rubies • power reserve 52 hours • 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2,5 Hz) • in-house developed and created movement • double barrel with indirect driven, visible Maltese cross spring for almost linear torque of the power to the movement (patent pending) • classic short anchor escapement with a lower escape wheel • red gold plated, grained three-quarter plate with yellow gold plated hand-engraving of manufactory name and serial number • retracing ratchet • sunburst finish on winding wheels • Glucydur screw balance with Nivarox-1-Breguet-spring • swan-neck fine adjustment on the hand-engraved balance cock • screws flat polished, heat-blued, with beveled edges
Case: steel polished / burnished, double screw union • diameter 38.5 mm • height 10.0 mm • 1.0 mm sapphire glass on top, slightly domed and anti reflected inside • screwed sapphire glass base • oversized crown with embossed manufactory name
Dial: engraved brass dial with the grained, silky matte finished surface of historical ship chronometers • engraving technique in the tradition of old precision pendulum clocks • black engraving
Screws: flat polished, heat-blued with beveled edges
I liked the watches and must admit that I was surprised to see such a sophisticated movement in them. Since on the original provided pictures from Dornblüth & Sohn you don´t see the grained structure of the dial I tried to make some photos to show you its true beauty. Light conditions were not ideal so forgive me the mediocre quality of my photos this time.
What you will see are first the official pictures of the two Dornblüth & Sohn watches and then those I took yesterday in Munich at Munichtime.
Dornblüth & Sohn “Q-2010 Klassik”: 7900 Euro including 19 VAT in Germany
Dornblüth & Sohn “Q-2010 Auf & Ab”: 9900 Euro including 19 VAT in Germany