BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Glashütte Original has expanded its Seventies collection with two new bright and colorful Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Limited Edition watches. Presented in a bold yellow color and a striking turquoise blue color with a gradient effect, these new watches lend the seventies chronograph collection a sporty flavor. Let’s have a quick look.
The talking point with these new watches is the vivacious dials. Both colors are unconventional and refreshing to look at and have a unique personality. The yellow dial is punchier and bolder of the two and comes with a Matt finish. The turquoise, on the other hand, is more elegant thanks to the sunburst finish. Furthermore, to make the turquoise dial more dynamic it has also been given a gradient effect that makes it appear lighter at the center and almost black towards the outer periphery. In terms of layout, you still get a balanced bi-compax setup with two sub-registers for chronograph minutes and running seconds with a neatly integrated power reserve indicator at 3 and 9. The applied markers and hands are of baton style and, have been filled with luminous paint for great low-light visibility. And finally, completing the dial is the signature design element of this watch its panoramic date display. Overall, the dial is highly legible and clutter-free, something that is not commonly seen on chronographs.
The case is crafted from stainless steel and retains its retro-inspired rounded square-shaped design with integrated lugs. The case measures 40mm by 40mm and showcases a nice mix of brushed and polished surfaces. One of my favorite details on the case are the angled pushers that add to the sportiness of the overall design.
Flipping the watch over reveals the calibre 37-02, which is tastefully decorated using blued screws, Glashütte stripes, a skeletonized rotor, and much more. The column-wheel-based chronograph movement comprises 65 jewels and offers a power reserve of around 70 hours when fully wound.
The new Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Limited Edition watches are limited to 100 pieces per color. The watch would retail for EUR 13,200 on the brown leather strap and EUR 14,400 on the steel bracelet.
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