Glashütte Original New Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date Annual Edition Models with Green Dégradé Dials

Introduced at Basel-world 2018, Glashütte Original’s new Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date annual edition models feature stunning green dégradé dials crafted in the watchmaker’s own dial manufactory, which will only be available for a limited period of one year.

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. In a final step, black lacquer is carefully applied using a special spray gun, which produces – depending on the angle at which the gun is held – an individual colour gradient that renders each dial unique. The lacquered dials are then fired at high temperature to burn in the colour.

The iconic “Spezimatic” series of mechanical watches was launched in Glashütte in the 1960s. First introduced in 1964, a number of Spezimatic models made use of dials manufactured in Pforzheim.

The relationship with Pforzheim, which began more than 50 years ago, was reinforced in 2006 with the purchase of the dial maker by Swatch Group, and strengthened again when Glashütte Original assumed direct ownership. Today, full integration of the dial maker’s expertise allows Glashütte Original to develop exclusive, contemporary dial designs that meet the watchmaker’s extremely high standards of quality.

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 39 mm stainless steel case whereas the model with Panorama Date comes in a 42 mm 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.

Technical details

Model: Sixties Panorama

Case
Diameter: Ø 39 mm
Height: 9.4 mm
Material: stainless steel
Strap: 19/16 mm
Waterproof up to: 3 bar
Glass: sapphire crystal, both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: sapphire crystal

Dial
Ø display 33 mm, with imprint pattern, varnished in green and black with dégradé effect, white Arabic numerals, diamond-cut hour markers with luminous spots
Hands: partially with Super-LumiNova

Movement
Calibre 39-52
Dimensions: Ø 26 mm, height 4.3 mm
Balance: smooth balance rim
Oscillating frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power reserve: 40 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 25 jewel bearings
Additional details: Automatic winding, hour/minute/second (central), second stop, exquisitely finished movement, polished steel parts, polished screws, plate/balance cock/rotor with Glashütte stripe finish, bevelled edges, skeletonized rotor with 21-ct gold oscillation weight, swan-neck fine adjustment

Model: Sixties Panorama Date

Case
Diameter: Ø 42 mm
Height: 12.4 mm
Material: stainless steel
Strap: 20/18 mm
Waterproof up to: 3 bar
Glass: sapphire crystal, both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: sapphire crystal

Dial
Ø display 36.2 mm, with imprint pattern, varnished in green and black with dégradé effect, white Arabic numerals, diamond-cut hour markers with luminous spots
Hands: partially with Super-LumiNova

Movement
Calibre 39-47
Dimensions: Ø 30,95 mm, height 5.9 mm
Balance: smooth balance rim
Oscillating frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power reserve: 40 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 39 jewel bearings
Additional details: Automatic winding, hour/minute/second (central), Panorama Date, second stop, exquisitely finished movement, polished steel parts, polished screws, plate/balance cock/rotor with Glashütte stripe finish, bevelled edges, skeletonized rotor with 21-ct gold oscillation weight, swan-neck fine adjustment

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