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In memory of Moritz Grossmann

Moritz Grossmann died 130 years ago, on 23 January 1885 at the age of 58 years, surprisingly after a lecture in Leipzig.

Moritz Grossmann died 130 years ago, on 23 January 1885 at the age of 58 years, surprisingly after a lecture in Leipzig. His death sparked great sorrow. In the newspapers, numerous articles have been published in which his merits were acknowledged.
On February 26, 1885, he was brought out of the Pathological Institute for Dresden railway station, to transfer him by train via Dresden and Mügeln (Heidenau) to Glashütte. Funeral Music by Ludwig van Beethoven accompanied the mouring guests through the town to the cemetery. Overall, it should have been more than 1000 mourners.
An appreciation received Grossmann nearly three years after his death: In the title logo of German watchmaking newspaper a seated female allegory of horology has two plaques with the names of the most important national and international watchmaker. In the first issue of the year 1888, the list of names of the heroes of watchmaking was added with the name Moritz Grossmann. So he is standing in a row with Christiaan Huyghens, George Graham, Thomas Earnshaw, Abraham Louis Bréguet, Ferdinand Berthoud und Edward Dent, Urban Juergensen, Heinrich Johann Kessels, Adolph Lange and Friedrich Tiede.
Since 2008, his name and his legacy live on. With the establishment of Grossmann Uhren GmbH watchmaker Christine Hutter went to the heritage of Moritz Grossmann. Today, forty-six specialists are developing and manufacturing masterpieces that meet the demands and the philosophy of Moritz Grossmann justice.

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