Carl Moritz Grossmann is born in Dresden on 27 March.
1842 – 1854
Grossmann trains in Dresden to become a watchmaker.
Subsequently, he begins travelling as a journeyman with stopovers in London, Hamburg, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Western Switzerland.
Grossmann returns to Saxony and establishes his atelier in Glashütte.
His treatise “On the detached lever escapement” is awarded the 1st prize by the British Horological Institute in London.
Grossmann is elected representative of the Royal Saxon Landtag.
He is appointed head of the committee for the construction of the Müglitz Valley railway line. However, it is not taken into service until 1891.
The German School of Watchmaking in Glashütte is established thanks to Grossmann’s initiative and according to his concept.
Carl Moritz Grossmann dies unexpectedly on 23 January in Leipzig.
The Society of German Watchmakers in London donates a marble plaque (which no longer exists) in his honour.
M. Loeske becomes the new editor of the pocket dictionary for watchmakers originally published by Grossmann.
The German School of Watchmaking is upgraded to the status of a University of Applied Horological and Micromechanical Sciences.
The Moritz Grossmann commemorative tablet at the entrance of the watchmaking school is festively unveiled.
On completion of the new fire station, the square in the front of the building is renamed “Moritz-Grossmann-Platz”.
The watchmaking school is elevated to the status Graduate School of Horological Craftsmanship.
The Graduate School of Horological Craftsmanship becomes the “Ingenieurschule für Feinwerkmechanik Glashütte”.
The engineering school closes after 114 years.
The German Clock Museum opens in the building of the former German School of Watchmaking.
Grossmann Uhren GmbH is incorporated.
The first Grossmann watch model of the new era is presented: the BENU.
The company relocates to the new manufacture building.
The manufacture building on Uferstrasse 1 in Glashütte is festively inaugurated.
Two new model families are launched: the BENU Power Reserve and the ATUM.
The BENU Tourbillon crowns the collection.
The new TEFNUT and TEFNUT Lady model families are introduced.
The ATUM Power Reserve and the TEFNUT 36 have their public première.
New steel-cased watches – the ATUM Pure and the TEFNUT Pure with the Pure Classic Finish – broaden the Grossmann collection.