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TIMELESS BRILLIANCE: THE LARGE WATCH MANUFACTURER ERWIN SATTLE
Since 1958, the Erwin Sattler clock manufactory has elevated its craft to an art of timeless value. Based in Gräfelfing near Munich, the manufactory creates timekeepers in accordance with the requirements of “Made in Germany” that outlast generations.
Every single timekeeper and its proud owner carry the reputation of the family business out into the world. In a virtuoso way, centuries-old traditional craftsmanship is combined here with the latest precision technology. The unique design gives expression to sophistication in a way that only very few other products can.
Whether precision pendulum clock, pendulum clock, table clock, wristwatch or watch winder: Customers of Erwin Sattler purchase more than just a highly functional product, it is more than only an investment. They receive increased quality of life, which can be literally experienced – by the rhythmic pendulum beat of precision pendulum clocks and pendulum clocks, by the gentle ticking of a superb table clock or by the visual appearance of our watch winders. Each clock exudes a sense of exclusivity that creates an atmosphere in your home, where time passes equally tactfully as well as comes to a pleasant standstill.
MOVEMENT QUALITY, MADE IN GERMANY
The production of the up to 601 parts that are sometimes necessary to complete our complex movements takes time. Engraving the different scales on a dial alone takes about fifty minutes – at the end of which it is lavishly silver-plated.
Our base plates, upon which all the moving parts of a movement are mounted, are crafted in hardened brass that is up to five millimeters thick so that they are extremely stable. Each drilled hole is individually positioned and applied by our CNC-controlled machine. This process takes longer than simultaneous drilling with conventional machines, but it is much more precise.
The elegant legs of our gear wheels are not stamped, but rather milled from a whole piece. The watchmakers mount them on solid, hardened, steel arbors with precisely cut pinions. For lasting protection from oxidation, all our brass parts are plated with precious gold. To improve performance and reduce wear on the material, we use pallets made of agate. The gear wheel arbors are put in jewel bearings mounted in so-called chatons or the most modern precision ball bearings.
Exceptionally small driving weights and unusually long maintenance intervals are the positive result. Consistent use of high-grade materials, our own milling and computerized machines, and above all the high standard that each employee demands of him or herself make the unique Sattler quality possible. It can be up to two years before a new Sattler movement is finally encased. This seems like a long time, but it is actually very little compared to the centuries a clock made in the Erwin Sattler manufactory will have to live. We are passionately dedicated to making clocks that will continue to bring joy to future generations – and that justifies just about any amount of effort.
“I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR OVERSEEING THE CREATION OF
SUCH A COMPLICATED TIMEPIECE.”
- MARKUS GLÖGGLER
MASTER CLOCKMAKER & HEAD OF PRODUCTION
As it is the case with every Sattler timepiece, a pendulum clock combines high-quality design and precise technology down to the smallest detail. Thus, every Sattler clock boasts a hidden compartment for accessories, which is housed in the bottom of the case.
The meticulous processing of all the individual parts, which come together to form a precise entity, is accurate to a hundredth of a millimeter and de rigeur for every pendulum clock.
The open-worked dial of a pendulum clock by Erwin Sattler reveals the partly gold-plated gear train, which is made of hundreds of parts. The swinging of an elegant pendulum clock makes the gear train run with a calmness that you will feel inside yourself.
To be seen in the picture: the drilling and milling of a massive pendulum lense made of brass
ALWAYS IN TIME
Thus, each clock shines with hand-shaped and blued hands or with hand-painted moon phase indicators. Also, a clock from Erwin Sattler will delight several owners, as it will travel through time and tastefully fit into any home. As if a table clock’s only task is to outlast and enhance the presence.
To be seen in the picture: The hands for the hours, minutes and seconds require up to a day of intense activity, depending on the clock model. First, these are domed manually in the traditional way with a file. Watchmakers refer to this as “doming”. Steel hands are then sanded and polished. Finally, the hands are heated over a gas flame until they have taken on a uniformly bright blue color.
ACCURACY IN PERFECTION: THE PRECISION PENDULUM CLOCK
Connoisseurs around the world appreciate a precision pendulum clock from our Munich manufactory as the ultimate in precision and accuracy. Even temperature or air pressure differences can hardly influence the accuracy of a precision pendulum clock from Sattler.
You can always rely on the pendulum swing of an Erwin Sattler precision pendulum clock, even when time seems to be going crazy. Their fine dials are inspired by the particularly accurate pendulum clocks of observatories.
To be seen in the picture: The escapement of the movement with the gold-plated gears behind the opening in the dial is particularly beautiful
DEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
The basis for today’s clock manufacturer Erwin Sattler was laid in 1958 by the company’s founder and namesake Erwin Sattler and his wife Viola.
Our special thanks go to them!
Their idealism and their visions were the fundament for the later, step-by-step expansion in a manufactory for luxury and extremely precise clocks, 100% Made in Germany.
Today, the company is still family-owned and is proudly managed by Stephanie Sattler-Rick, the daughter of Erwin and Viola Sattler.
In Gräfefling near Munich, mechanical clocks of the highest quality are manufactured by experienced and highly qualified craftsmen. State-of-the-art technology and the best of 400 years of clockmaking tradition have been combined here for over 60 years!
YOURS STEPHANIE SATTLER-RICK
(CEO; in picture: centre)
YOURS MARKUS GLÖGGLER
(Co-owner, Master Clockmaker & Head of Production; in picture: left)
YOURS JÜRGEN KOHLER
(Co-owner, Master Clockmaker & Head of development & design; in picture: right)
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