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In Memoriam: Günter Blümlein – a true visionary and giant

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October 1 marks the death anniversary of Günter Blümlein, a true visionary and a giant of the industry. We take a moment to respect his passing with this short article, but one filled with images of his life. 

 

Günter Blümlein

1943 – 2001

 

Many of these images have been published before in our previous In Memoriam articles:

In Memoriam: Günter Blümlein published in 2016

Chief Editor’s Note: Günter Blümlein published in 2017

 

In his office in Schaffhausen. Circa 1995.

 

With the author at the Lange booth in Baselworld 2001.

 

Mrs Jutta Lange (late wife of Walter Lange) and Blümlein enjoying a cigar.

 

And early photograph of the late Walter Lange and Blumlein at a dinner after discussions on the founding of Lange Uhren.

 

Laying the brick on the Lange building in Glashutte, circa 1991/92.

 

At the launch event of the first Lange collection, October 24, 1994.

 

With Axel Felmy (Lange Sales) on his left and Hartmut Knote (Lange Manufacturing and Engineering) in a Wempe event in Nuremburg. 1996.

 

For a glimpse at the man, please also read the first ever interview he did on the internet: on Timezone.com.

 

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  1. Gunter Blumein is widely considered as one of the industry great of our time, his involvement, hard work, charisma & vision has elevated both the art of watchmaking as well as people whom had worked with him.