As some portion of the 2019 assortment introduced at ‘Time To Move’, Glashütte Original’s principle curiosity came as a surprise. More used to customary and complex watches inspired by the German school of watchmaking, the brand came out with something we didn’t expect, another assortment of diver’s watches, the SeaQ . The principal individual from a so-called ‘Spezialist line’, it was a reinterpretation of a 1969 sports watch. After the debut steel forms, the bigger Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date is updated today with two new forms, a Bicolor and a full Red Gold.
In ongoing years, Glashütte Original has figured out how to smooth out its assortments, eliminating numerous models, including sports watches like the Pilot’s assortment or Sport Evolution. The SeaQ, while a novel watch, wasn’t the principal sports assortment of Glashütte Original. And truth be told, it didn’t surface all of a sudden either. During the 1950s and 1960s, when the brand was named Glashütte Uhrenbetrieb (GUB), the creation was for the most part centered around utilitarian and open watches, and not on top of the line watchmaking. And one of these watches was the 1969 “Spezimatic Type RP TS 200”, grew explicitly for sporting plunging, which is the motivation behind the SeaQ collection.
Launched in 2019, this new assortment incorporates two distinct models. First is a vintage-inspired watch with compact measurements and a retro-styled dial, the SeaQ 39.5mm . Second is a more present day way to deal with the idea, which blends plan elements of the 1969 Spezimatic with more strength and a very good quality development. This is the SeaQ Panorama Date . Presented first in steel with a blue or dark dial, it is currently offered with a more refined blend of materials and new dial tones, with the new Bicolor and Red Gold editions.
SeaQ Panorama Date Bicolor
For the previous few years, two-tone (or steel-and-gold) watches are back in the spotlight. As a matter of fact, when first rate, the combination of cold steel and warm gold can bring about some beautiful cool watches. Glashütte Original uses this pattern to make the Bicolor release of the SeaQ Panorama Date. While the focal piece of the case stays in brushed treated steel, it is currently furnished with a 18k red gold bezel with a dark earthenware embed and a red gold crown. This rendition is accessible either with a dark elastic lash or a synthetic dim tie. Clients will have the decision between a steel pin clasp or a steel collapsing clasp.
Also new for this SeaQ Panorama Date Bicolor is the shade of its dial. Still executed with a galvanic treatment that produces pleasant metallic reflections, the dim dark dial is sunray-brushed and includes galvanic gold applied records and hands and the plates that show the Panorama Date coordinate the shade of the dial.
SeaQ Panorama Date Red Gold
The second oddity for 2020 is the SeaQ Panorama Date Red Gold. Here, all the elements – case, crown, bezel, caseback and clasp – are executed in warm 18k red gold, which is as yet brushed with cleaned accents. Once more, this sumptuous variant is accessible either with a dark elastic tie or a synthetic dim tie, both shut by a 18k red gold collapsing catch. This rendition is furnished with a galvanic sunray-brushed dark dial and galvanic gold lists and hands.
Other than these new tones and materials, Glashütte Original holds the determinations of its SeaQ Panorama Date, which means a genuinely enormous instance of 43.2mm x 15.65mm, which figures out how to feel very compact on the wrist. The dial holds the enormous and run of the mill numerals and hands, acquired from the 1969 watch delivered by GUB, which give this assortment its interesting design.
Inside the 300m water-safe case is a delightful, progressed development, the type 36-13, presented alongside the Senator Excellence assortment . This 4Hz development includes a silicon balance spring (hostile to attractive, less influenced by temperature… ) Its force save is a comfortable 100 hours (approx. 4 days), through a solitary barrel, twisted by a weighty, huge rotor with a 21k gold fringe mass. The general completion, which can be seen through the caseback, is charming and conscious of German creation: Glashütte ribbing on the ¾ plate, cleaned chamfers, skeletonized rotor with the Double G, blued screws, noticeable wheels…
Price and availability
The Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date Bicolor will be accessible from all Glashütte Original Boutiques and chose retailers as of July 2020. Value starts from EUR 14,500 (on steel pin clasp). The Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date Red Gold is relied upon to be in stores in pre-winter 2020, with costs beginning from EUR 24,500.
More subtleties at www.glashuette-original.com .