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Basel 2011 – Glashütte Original Seventies Panorama Date

| By Frank Geelen | 2 min read |
Glashuette Original Seventies Panorama Date

After the Senator Sixties, Glashütte Original moves on an entire decade and introduce the Seventies Seventies Panorama Date for this years Baselworld fair. Again a strong design from this German manufacture. When Glashütte Original presented the Senator Sixties a few years ago I was very much impressed by the daring design of this watch. I liked it so much that I bought an old Glashütte with the exact same numerals on the dial. Now I see the newest release from Glashütte Original and again I have this WOW feeling. The new Seventies Panorama Date…

There will be three different models of the Seventies Panorama Date, all with that distinct seventies character. The dial is made of German silver and will be available in galvanized silver, galvanized ruthenium or blue. The ruthenium dial presents a sunburst surface while the silver version is beautifully matt. The blue dial features finely graded shading passing from a lighter centre to a darker periphery. Depending on the choice of dial, the hands and applied indexes will come in white or rose gold.

Glashuette Original Seventies Panorama Date

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The sapphire crystal case back is domed and offers the extra comfort on the wrist. Its bracelet has the same seventies look and feel and perfectly matches with the square case. The bracelet looks a bit like an oyster bracelet, but has extra thin links (both polished and brushed) in between.

To adjust the bracelet, Glashütte Original developed a new (and patented) closing and adjusting mechanism. The integrated double G logo functions as both the clasp’s button and the activator for the fine adjustment mechanism, which can be adjusted a total of eight millimeters in eight steps.  The elements are screwed to one another with no room for interplay between them so that they are much more stable than links joined by pins. The double security mechanism with two buttons on either side hinders an accidental opening of the clasp.

Glashuette Original Seventies Panorama Date

The movement that drives teh hands and panorama date, is the proven Caliber 39-47 automatic movement. This caliber is also used in the Senator Sixties Panorama Date.

GO’s Seventies Panorama Date is 40 x 40 mm large and it is 11.5mm thick. The sapphire crystal at the dial side is anti-reflective coated on both inside and outside. It has a signed screw-down crown and is water resistant to 100 meters!

IGlashuette Original Seventies Panorama Date

For more information about Glashütte Original and their collection, look at the Glashütte Original website.

3 responses

  1. Frank, if you go to Baselworld (I am not), I hope you will make a point to see this watch in person. Like you, I am quite interested in it!
    GO really has a knack for introducing the right designs (including “retro”) at the right time, it seems!

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