The TV-shaped German chronographs strike back. The familiar vintage aesthetics is now packed in two colourful limited editions with green and grey dials.
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Ref. 1-37-02-05-02-35
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.
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Ref. 1-37-02-04-02-35
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 Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date utilizes the traditional two-eye chronograph layout
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.
The lacquer-coated dials are then fired in a kiln to burn in the colour