Introducing The Glashütte Original SeaQ Bi-Color Watches

Glashütte Original mixes gold into the formula for its SeaQ watches.


At the beginning of the month, we introduced to you the Reed Green dial variant of Glashütte Original’s SeaQ diving watch. The SeaQ represents the brand’s sportiest offering with a serious water-resistance rating and a serious level of build quality. To further diversify the range (and, I suspect, to allow it to compete with the Rolex Submariner on more levels), Glashütte Original has given the SeaQ a touch of gold with its newly unveiled two-tone edition.

As with the Reed Green variant, the only changes to the watch for the two-tone model are cosmetic. The case remains 39.5mm x 12.5mm, which is the perfect size for most people, although a little small for yours truly. The bezel grip, crown, hands and markers of this watch have been crafted from 18k yellow gold, showing off a more refined air to the otherwise quite tool-y SeaQ. It pairs well with most attire and also fits both men and women’s wrists nicely in the press-release photos. The 39.5mm size means this is more of a unisex model than a man’s watch.

Inside the 200m water-resistant case is the calibre 39-11, an in-house made movement from Glashütte Original that’s self-winding and has a 40-hour power reserve. It has a 4Hz beat rate too, and a fine level of finishing, which Glashütte Original refuses to show off with a sapphire crystal caseback. I’m not sure why this is. I found the view of a well-finished movement very appealing when I reviewed the steel version of this watch alongside its big brother.

The new bi-colour SeaQ from Glashütte Original comes on a deep blue fabric or rubber strap, matching the dial and bezel colours and evoking memories of the Spezimatic watches of the 60s and 70s. The price starts from €12,000 for one of these is.