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Meistersinger and Mühle-Glashütte join hands to mark 30th anniversary of German re-unification

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Independent German watchmakers Meistersinger and Mühle-Glashütte will mark the 30th anniversary of the re-unification of East and West Germany this year with a limited edition “unity watch”.

Details of what will be produced are a closely-guarded secret, but it is expected to be a box set including a special watch from each company.

WatchPro has been told production will be limited to 30 units.

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It will be launched on October 30, the anniversary date of re-unification.

Meistersinger is based in the former West German city of Münster while Mühle found itself cut off from the West in the Southeastern watchmaking village of Glashütte when the country was divided following World War II. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but the country was not fully re-united until the following year.

“To honour 30 years of German unity, the two manufacturers have decided to create an exquisite limited edition consisting of 30 sets of wristwatches, thus setting an appropriate horological monument to the union of East and West,” a joint statement says.

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