German watch manufacture Glashütte Original celebrates the lifestyle of the Swinging Sixties with a new special edition chronograph featuring a dark green dégradé dial, with a handmade automatic movement beating inside.
The round, 42-mm stainless steel case of the Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition 2021 watch leads the eye to an elaborately finished, handmade retro dial. The exceptional dégradé effect travels from a bright green at the centre to a darker shade at the edge.
The dial also features a finely textured surface made using the original tools and methods of the time. Two white Arabic numerals are enhanced by incised hour markers with luminous dots. The watch is worn with a soft, grey-brown nubuck calfskin strap.
The 39-34 automatic movement drives the display of hour and minute and the small second, the second stop and the chronograph’s 30-minute counter reliably and with great precision. The manufactory movement beats at 4 Hz, and its individual components are delicately enhanced by hand – with the Glashütte stripes finish, for example, bevelled edges and polished screws.
The skeletonised rotor features an oscillating mass in 21-carat gold and is adorned with the characteristic double-G logo. All of these refined details can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
The timepiece is available from Glashütte Original Boutiques and from selected dealers worldwide for a limited period of one year.
Model name: Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition
Launch year: 2021
Reference number: 1-39-34-05-22-04 (pin buckle in stainless steel)
Calibre 39-34 automatic
Dimensions: Ø 30.04 mm, height 7.2 mm
Balance: screw-less balance rim
Oscillating frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Running time: 40 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Number of jewels: 51
Additional details: Automatic winding, hour/minute (centre), small second (off-centre), second stop, chronograph with stop second (centre) and 30-minute counter, exquisitely finished movement, Glashütte stripe finish, polished steel parts, polished screws, bevelled edges, skeletonized rotor with 21-ct gold oscillation weight, swan-neck fine adjustment
Hour, minute (central), small second (off-centre), second stop, chronograph with stop-second (central) and 30-minute counter
Stainless steel case
Dimensions: Diameter: 42 x 42 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Embossed, green/black varnish with dégradé effect, white
Arabic numerals, incised hour markers with luminous dots
Hands: Rod-shaped, with Super-LumiNova inlays
Grey-brown calfskin-Nubuck leather strap with pin buckle