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Glashütte Original - Chronograph in a fascinating colour-play

Glashütte Original Chronograph in a fascinating colour-play

Special limited edition Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date in green and grey.

The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date presents another facet, in two limited editions of 100 pieces each: equipped with fascinating dials in green and grey, the new versions pay special tribute to the landscape that has inspired the work of Glashütte’s watchmakers for over 170 years.

Glashütte Original is located in the centre of Glashütte, a small town set in a valley in Saxony’s Ore Mountains; for hundreds of years the town was shaped by its principle activity, mining. Today the manufactory is surrounded by thick forests, rich green meadows, steep rocky outcrops, moss-covered stone, and innumerable traces of tin and silver mining. Green and grey are thus the dominant colours of this natural backdrop to everyday life in the town.

The new dials: inspired by the region’s play of colours
The dials of the special limited edition of the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date take up the colour-play characteristic of the region. This chronograph’s new green and grey faces are fashioned in the watchmaker’s in-house dial manufactory in Pforzheim. There they are also ennobled with the dégradé effect, deployed with sensational effect on the latest models of the Sixties line as well: the lighter hues at the centre of the dial shade gradually into darker nuances at the circumference.

Chronograph in a fascinating colour-play

Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date © Glashütte Original

As a first step in creating the dégradé effect, the experts at Glashütte Original’s dial manufactory in Pforzheim use rotating brass brushes to apply an elegant sunray finish. After the dials are galvanized, green or grey lacquer is applied in several passes. In a final step, black lacquer is carefully applied at varying angles using a hand-held spray gun, which results in individual colour flows unique to each watch. The lacquer-coated dials are then fired in a kiln to burn in the colour.

Fresh design elements
This striking timepiece makes a brilliant impression – in its new look as well – with the proven arrangement of the chronograph displays: central stop seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counters with flyback mechanism, small second, power reserve display as well as the Panorama Date. The rhodium-plated rod indexes give the timepiece a clean, clear look.

Chronograph in a fascinating colour-play

Seventies Chronographe Panorama Date © Glashütte Original

The new timepieces are framed by a streamlined, stainless steel case holding the Calibre 37-02 chronograph movement: an automatic 4 Hz column wheel movement with 70-hour power reserve. Thanks to its stable and compact construction, it is remarkably impervious to interference. Its finely finished elements, characteristic of Glashütte watchmaking, are easily admired through the special sapphire crystal case back.

The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date – Limited Edition features a new, grey-brown calf nubuck leather strap that takes up the shaded colourings of the dial in an elegant fashion, rounding off both models‘ natural play of colours.

The brand

Glashütte Original is the rightful heir to Germany’s 170 years of legacy in the art of watchmaking. Glashütte Original is an authentic high-end manufactory that outfits all of its watches with in-house developed and made movements.

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