This collection originally debuted in 2014 with a conservative blue dial that made a perfectly fine dress watch option by Glashütte. But, the 1970’s were known as the end of the hippie era and the beginning of disco. And with that historical background in mind the German manufacturer decided to liven this collection by adding some flashy colored dials in a pair of limited editions, just to test out the waters.The tonneau shaped 40mm case is made of stainless-steel with vertically brushed surfaces, casebands, and polished accents. While mounted by a square bezel with rounded out corners, high polished finish, and a total height of 14.1mm. This design is based on vintage aesthetics from the Saxon watchmakers back catalog. On the flip-side is an exhibition sapphire crystal that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement. It exposes some blue screws, an open-worked rotor, and the gold Glashütte stripes finish on the bridges.It comes equipped with a screw-down crown between a pair of pushers that operate the chronograph functions.The flyback mechanism allows the central stop-seconds to be reset to zero and restarted with a single press of the pusher. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 100 meters (328 feet).Time is exhibited on a matte lacquered dial in “vibing orange” or “disco blue” with dark rhodium-plated hour index markers, followed by a ring of black printed minutes/seconds markings, with small white dots for each hour interval. These color names are also appropriate to invoke 1970’s vibes.On the upper half of the dial is a 12-hour chronograph aperture, while the lower-half has a large outsized Panorama date-display, placed above the logo aligned at the 6 o’clock spot.It features two snailed sub-seconds: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, and a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position, which also includes a power reserve indicator. The steel polished Dauphine style hands and hour index markers have all been fitted with Super-Luminova, for an enhanced legibility.
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date
The “Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date” (References below) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 37-02 with 65 jewels and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.Mounted on these watches is either a black rubber strap, secured by a butterfly fold fastener; or an integrated stainless-steel bracelet, secured by a folding clasp. This is a limited edition of only 100 manufactured pieces for each color. For more up to date information visit the official Glashütte website here.