The TV-shaped German chronographs strike back. The familiar vintage aesthetics is now packed in two colourful limited editions with green and grey dials.
As the German brand puts it, these dials are inspired by the Glashütte region’s natural play of colours: green forests and meadows next to grey stones. Produced in-house via the brand’s dial manufactory in Pforzheim, the dials utilize the trademark gradient effect, seen on the latest pieces from the Sixties collection: the lighter hues at the centre of the dial shade gradually into darker nuances at the circumference. The creation of such a complex image involves galvanization, the implying of green or grey lacquer, and finally, using the black lacquer sprayed at varying angles. The lacquer-coated dials are then fired in a kiln to burn in the colour.
The Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date uses the traditional layout of a two-eye or bicompax chronograph: the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock is counterbalanced by the small seconds with the integrated power reserve indication at 9. The characteristic panorama date at 6 o’clock is mirrored by the 12-hour counter in an aperture. Central stop seconds makes a company to the hour and the minute hands covered with lume.
The new timepieces are framed by a square 40 mm stainless steel case holding the calibre 37-02: an automatic 4 Hz column wheel movement with 70 hours of power reserve. Its finely finished elements, characteristic of Glashütte watchmaking, are easily admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date – produced in two limited editions of 100 pieces each – features a new, grey-brown calf nubuck leather strap or can come complemented with an integrated stainless steel bracelet.
Jan. 13, 2020