Vivid colors for this 100-piece limited duo, Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date, with square steel case (40 x 40 mm), varnished Bright Turquoise or True Yellow dial, automatic calibre 37-02, chronograph with flyback and Panorama Date, brown-grey calfskin nubuck leather strap or steel bracelet.
The popular Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date makes a name for itself once again, giving its latest limited edition two of the decade’s favorite colors: sunny yellow and bright turquoise. These handmade timepieces celebrate the feeling for life of a decade whose design, music and fashion trends enjoy cult status today. The watches are powered by an elaborately finished manufactory movement with automatic winding and flyback function.
A time of contrasts
It would be difficult to name a decade with a more laid-back attitude than the 1970s. Even today, Hollywood productions and artists make use of the clothing, cars and furniture of this decade when they’re looking to present a casual lifestyle enhanced by the sound of a rock electric guitar, funk or disco music. It was a decade that set the stage for decisive aspects of our society today: the first PC was launched, the modern environmental movement began, traditional conventions were questioned. And on the silver screen and TV, great science fiction classics created an aesthetic that was to make a lasting impression on the genre, filled with the characteristic brown, yellow and green hues and curved forms of the time. The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date models from Glashütte Original celebrate this retro-futuristic style of the 1970s. The latest edition – a pair of chronographs – combines the familiar round corners of the Seventies wristwatch with strong colors. While one of the dials is coated entirely with yellow varnish, the second version was first given a refined sunray finish prior to coating with a turquoise-black varnish with dégradé effect. Super-LumiNova highlights on the hour and minute hands and on the appliques ensure optimal legibility in the dark as well. A grey-brown calfskin-Nubuck leather strap rounds off the vintage look in a stylish fashion.
Maximum stability and reliability
As laid-back as the design of this watch may be, it is an exceptionally precise timepiece. Its automatic movement, which beats at a frequency of 4 Hz and features a column-wheel switch, was designed to be compact in order to ensure maximum efficiency. This permits the manufactory’s 37-02 movement to guarantee a high degree of precision, reliability and low susceptibility to interference. In addition, a bilateral winding rotor ensures a rapid delivery of energy; the power reserve is a generous 70 hours. A special sapphire crystal case back allows one to view the manufactory movement, which presents a number of highly refined features. Among these are such characteristic elements of Glashütte watchmaking as beveled edges, polished steel components, blued screws and the Glashütte three-quarter plate with Glashütte stripes finish, along with a skeletonized rotor with 21-carat gold oscillating mass and the brand’s signature double-G logo. The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date takes up the cult designs of the 1970s and gives them a contemporary look and feel.
The two models are limited to 100 pieces each and are available worldwide from Glashütte Original Boutiques and selected authorized dealers.
Prices: CHF 12,900 (leather strap) and CHF 14,100 (steel bracelet)