Chronometers from Hamburg always had to be accurate and reliable – custom-made for special applications under extreme conditions. As a specialist for exclusive mechanical timepieces we carry on with the venerable tradtion of the Hanseatic city: Ships chronometers were built here for courageous seafarers even 200 years ago. Hamburg was considered the first address for precise and dependable timekeepers.
Down at the waterfront Hamburg watchmakers built ships chronometers and nautical instruments that where essential for navigation at sea. Captains, discoverer and explorers like the great Alexander von Humboldt relied on Hamburg chronometer craftsmanship. This is the spirit that lives on in the HENTSCHEL HAMBURG watch manufactory.