The Future of Time
Alfred Helwig School of Watchmaking
The continuous transfer of theoretical knowledge along with comprehensive practical training have always been one of the pillars of the Glashütte watch industry. For Glashütte Original it is particularly important to maintain this tradition. The watch experts of tomorrow are educated today in the firm's own Alfred Helwig School of Watchmaking – in a building of historic significance
Every year in Glashütte Original's Alfred Helwig School of Watchmaking, future watchmakers and toolmakers take up their challenging course of studies. In doing so they connect the past with the future: the building in the heart of the town once housed the German Watchmaking School Glashütte, founded in 1878. Today, state-of-the-art facilities and traditional watchmaking expertise come together in well-lit classrooms to lend time in Glashütte its youthful face.
The watchmaking school is a member of the Swatch Group's international network of Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking Schools and offers its students, through a partnership with Switzerland's WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program), the opportunity to complement their German diploma with a Swiss certification. These young people have chosen a profession with a future – and international prospects.