A fan of iconic Sixties design, its geometric forms and eye-catching colours, he’s well aware of the inspirational Spezimatic, made in Glashütte in the swinging sixties. And for all these reasons he’s taking a long, appreciative look today at the Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date, the most recent enhancements of the Sixties collection from Glashütte Original.
The domed sapphire crystals, curved hands and idiosyncratic Arabic numerals are signature features of the Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date. What most strikes the eye is the dazzling, seductive, retro-cool green of the dial. Its unusual “dégradé effect” sees the colour shade from a lighter centre to the darker, domed periphery of the dial. As a further example of exceptional authenticity: the Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date dials feature a finely textured surface achieved with the use of original tools and methods. With the help of a 60-tonne press the dial blank is imprinted with the intricate pattern of a guilloche stamp. Known as “dies”, the originals are held in the dial manufactory archives in Pforzheim. As for the dégradé effect, the process begins with the application of a galvanic base coat, followed by layers of coloured lacquer.
The new Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date are powered by manufactory designed and built automatic movements, the 39-47 and the 39-52, respectively. The signature Glashütte Original Panorama Date is positioned on the central vertical axis in the lower half of the dial.The three-hand model is housed in a polished 39mm stainless steel case whereas the model with Panorama Date comes in a 42mm stainless steel case. A black calf-skin strap and pin buckle complete the design. Both timepieces are available in Glashütte Original Boutiques and from selected retailers worldwide only for the limited time of one year.