The German brand launches a whole new collection of vintage-inspired tool watches. Let’s start our walkthrough with two versions of a traditional three-handed diver with date.
We’d guess it’s fair to say that Glashütte Original is more associated with elegant and complicated dressy pieces in precious metals. However, there were a lot of tool watches produced in the namesake German town in the mid 20th century, and the enterprises later becoming Glashütte Original were surely involved. Unsurprisingly, the new SeaQ and SeaQ 1969 are inspired by the similar watches produced some fifty years ago. Apart from the green hands of the limited to 69 pieces SeaQ 1969, we’re talking basically the same watch. The regular model gets them as broad and legible, but in the same beige as the large arabic numerals.
Both versions come in 39.5 mm steel cases, and feature all the divers’ essentials: a clean black dial, a uni-directional bezel, and a solid water resistance up to 20 bar. Both are powered by the in-house automatic calibre 39-11 with the running time of 40 hours, a stop-seconds mechanism for precise time setting , and a date window at 3 o’clock. Apart from the obvious bracelet, your options include rubber or synthetic strap, each available with pin buckle or fold fastener made of stainless steel.