Glashütte Original is a prestigious German watchmaking company founded in 1994 by the privatization of VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB). GUB was an East German conglomerate formed in 1951 from the watch companies based in Glashütte. This included A. Lange & Söhne, founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange, and Glashütte Original is the only watchmaking company that has unbroken lineage to this venerable German watch manufacturer. Glashütte Original is one of the few watchmakers that uses its own movements, and has 10 proprietary movement innovations. Glashütte Original is currently owned by The Swatch Group.
Glashütte is the German town where the watch factory is based. It is pronounced [ˈɡlaːs.hʏtə]. By German orthographic convention, this would be written Glashuette if an umlautü is not available, but it often appears internationally as Glashutte.