Back in 2019 was when the Glashütte Original vintage inspired dive watch first “splashed” on to the scene. It started off with two very similar variations and has been introducing subtle tweaks since then. After the stainless-steel introductions, the latest release is a Glashütte Original SeaQ in red gold, built with true diving aficionados in mind.The round 39.5mm case is made of 5N red gold with some polished accents, but an overall radial brushed finish. Mounted to the case is a unidirectional rotating bezel with a black ceramic insert that features a 60-minute scale.On the flip-side is a sapphire exhibition caseback that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement. It is decorated by a 21k gold oscillating rotor, shaped in the form of two cut out backwards facing “G’s” for Glashütte.It comes equipped with a knurled screw-down crown that is compliant with ISO 6425 and DIN 8306 diver’s watch standards.The main case has a very compact design with short cut-off lug tips. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal that assists with water-resistance reaching up to 200 meters (656 feet).Time is exhibited on a galvanic black dial with a sun-ray finish and applied white Arabic numerals with rose gold outline, followed by a track of white printed minuted index markers.The central rose gold hands vary with a sword-shape (hours) and arrow-tipped (minutes). These hands, Arabic numerals, and index markers have all been fitted with a Super-LumiNova coating, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a date window with white numerals, but a black background to better blend in with the main color scheme.
Glashütte Original SeaQ iN Red Gold
The “Glashütte Original SeaQ iN Red Gold” (References below) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 39-11 with 25 jewels and 28,800 vph. It features a skeletonized rotor with heavy metal oscillation weight and Glashütte stripe finish swan-neck fine adjustment.Mounted on the watch is either a black rubber strap, or gray synthetic fabric strap, both secured by a red gold butterfly folding clasp. These watches will be ready for delivery in June or July 2022. For more up to date information visit the official Glashütte website here.
MSRP: $22,300.00 USD