Glashütte: the iconic 60’s
Glashütte has launched a great new model range: the Sixties Iconic Collection. Inspired by all the beautiful designs of the 60’s, these watches are created to take you back in time. There will be five different colourways available all inspired on the original Glashütte series from back in the 60’s.
About 50 years ago, Glashütte was a state-owned company. This company launched one of their most iconic watches in 1964: the Spezimatic. This series of watches, all equipped with a Calibre 74 or 75, became an understanding. Produced from 1964 until 1979, it became an icon for its time. These watches had a great classy design and were very reliable.
Now, about half a century later, Glashütte pays tribute to this period of iconic watchmaking. The Sixties Iconic Collection watches all have a characteristic coloured dial. As a logical consequence, all these watches have a name referring to its dial: Sixties Red, Sixties Brown, Sixties Golden, Sixties Grey and Sixties Aqua. A remarkable feature on these dials is the fact that they all have a dégradé effect. It’s difficult to describe the look that this effect creates – as it’s difficult to create this look. Anyhow, it looks like the colour is fading away into the dial, we love it! Throughout this process, an expert is constantly controlling the dials and making sure each watch comes out exactly how it’s supposed to be. You won’t find two of the Sixties Red with the same dial, that’s the same for the other four models. A great feature if you ask us.
The Sixties Golden and Aqua have a golden shimmer and a brilliant turquoise centre fading out into a black colour at the edges. For the Sixties Brown and Grey, they used a complex technique called elaborate imprint. By using guilloche stamps and a 60-ton press, they acquire a pattern on the paper-thin dials.
All of these five colourful watches have a typical domed dial and slight arched hour and minute hands. Both covered with Super-LumiNova highlights. As well as the watches from the 60’s, these watches have Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12. All these 60’s features are presented to you in a smooth casing with a diameter of 39mm and Louisiana Alligator leather straps.
Behind the dial and perfectly balanced inside the casing you will find the beating heart of this collection: an automatic Calibre 39-52. This manufactory made movement has a power reserve of 40 hours and is finely finished in every aspect.
The collection will be available in every Glashütte Original boutique worldwide. A selection of Swatch Group’s tourbillon boutiques will also display these models.