Born into a family of watchmakers full of tradition, Daniel Malchert began his career as an in charge of the manufacturing of prototypes and small-series by the research and development department of NOMOS Glashütte. There he was involved with the manufacturing and refining of the luxurious watches including much complex tourbillon complications, which require extremely hard work accompanied by manual skills.
After 11 formative years with NOMOS Glashütte, Daniel Malchert ventured off to new shores in his hometown Quedlinburg. Since December 2011 he runs his own workshop and follows an ambition: to develop and manufacture his own brand of watches.
Malchert watches represent homage to UNESCO world heritage city Quedlinburg. From every direction, the Schlossberg and its famous Stiftskirche church attract the observer’s eye.
It is the city’s famous landmark and therefore the name giver of the first Malchert series of watches. The hand-produced SCHLOSSBERG combines design and technology to become a masterpiece of the art of watchmaking.
An original Nomos ébauche forms the base of every SCHLOSSBERG watch. The movement, which comprises about 100 pieces, is aesthetically finished in the Malchert workshop: the caliber receives a matt, shimmering, grained surface and full finishing with beveled edges, bushes for the jewels, the screws and steel parts are high-polished and the brass plates are gold-plated.
The company logo is engraved by the hand of a master craftsman. Every single movement is registered with a unique number for seamless tracking of the watch’s history.
The hands are lightly polished and tempered blue using heat. The dial is silver-plated and makes an impression with its fresh and elegant design. The case is crafted in 316L stainless steel and is water-resistant to 30 meters. The size between the lugs is 18 mm.
The crystal is sapphire and protects from mechanical stress such as scratches and shocks. The case back is also crafted in sapphire crystal and allows insight into the fascinating insides.
The measurements the SCHLOSSBERG has an outer diameter of 36 mm and is extremely thin for a mechanical watch at 6.5 mm in height.
The strap Aniline Calf, handmade in the color “chocolate,” is made of finest English calfskin leather, and thrice hand-lacquered at the edges. Pleasant on the skin, it is hand-stitched tone-in-tone.
The strap has a fiberglass security clasp for protection against physical damage at both ends. The inside of the strap is embossed with the company logo.
Driven by a manual-wound mechanical movement, the SCHLOSSBERG watch delivers a power reserve of 43 hours. It can be set precisely to the second thanks to an added hacking function.
Note: Being a Swatch Group certified master watchmaker, Daniel Malchert also offers repairing and servicing of watches made by Swiss brands like Omega, Longines, Tissot, Rado, Mido, Hamilton, Balmain and Certina.