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The New Baltic Hermétique Glacier Limited Edition Duo with Ice-Inspired Dials

The adventure-ready Baltic field watch series gets a fancier face, and the result is pretty cool.

| By Denis Peshkov | 3 min read |

Baltic is a brand that needs no introduction to our loyal audience. Despite its youthfulness in the industry (first models in 2017), it stands out remarkably among its peers (call them microbrands) in the same price range. Drawing inspiration from classic designs of the 1940s to 1960s, the brand doesn’t reinvent the wheel but consistently surpasses expectations with each new release. Baltic watches are stylish and affordable, delivering exceptional quality for their value. The latest addition to the company’s lineup, based on a recently presented collection, is the Hermétique Glacier Limited Edition, and here’s what we know.

The two new Baltic Hermétique Glacier Limited Edition watches share many similarities with the models found in the Hermétique Tourer series, differing mainly in the design of the central section of the dial.

The Baltic Hermétique Glacier Limited Edition case is crafted from 316L stainless steel and showcases horizontally brushed sides and circular brushing on the lugs, accentuated by a stepped bezel that’s polished. The pull-out crown is seamlessly integrated, adding to the timepiece’s convenience. The caseback is solid, the 150m water-resistant case is compact, measuring 37mm in diameter and 10.8mm in thickness, with the double-domed sapphire crystal included (8.3mm without), and a lug-to-lug distance of 46mm.

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The dial is a composition of fantastic details, boasting exceptional legibility with hefty dots and prominent numerals marking the cardinal points of 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock. Super-thick baton indices grace the remaining positions, and all indices are applied and crafted from Super-Luminova BGW9, renowned for its intense and long-lasting luminescence. The syringe-shaped hour and minute hands, centrally positioned, feature luminous inserts, ensuring excellent readability in the dark. Even the seconds hand is treated with BGW9, featuring a luminous lollipop tip.

Encircling the dial’s periphery is a railway minutes track printed in white against a subtly brushed black background. This section is separated from the central dial by what looks like a polished steel ring, adding a touch of sophistication to the design. The central section of the Baltic Hermétique Glacier Limited Edition watches genuinely sets them apart. Available in black or white, these sections are textured (stamped process) to evoke the stunning landscapes of glaciers, each bearing a surface reminiscent of these natural wonders.

For timekeeping, the Hermétique Glacier relies on the Miyota automatic calibre 9039, which has a 42-hour power reserve and a stop-second function.

Regarding wearing options, the Glacier Limited Editions offer versatility. You can adorn your wrist with a tropic strap in vulcanized rubber (FKM), available in black or white, or opt for a steel bracelet, offered in beads of rice or flat link styles. Additionally, a black canvas strap is included with every purchase.

The Hermétique Glacier series will be limited to 200 units per dial colour and will not be reproduced. A watch with a rubber strap costs EUR 600, while a bracelet option costs EUR 665, excluding taxes. Sales will start on March 14th and deliveries are expected as of April 2nd, 2024. For more information, please visit

6 responses

  1. I remember these dials when they were made by Straum and called the Opphav in white, and the Jan Mayen in black. Baltic copy/pasting another microbrand just a few years later feels…wrong, somehow. But the case is interesting, and if it was in 40/41mm I’d find it intriguing. But as it stands, I can’t get over how they did Straum dirty here.

  2. Pretty pretty but 37mm?? Come on. Probably made for the Asian market or for ladies or you just follow the down sizing trend a bit too much.

  3. Classic size. Great looking. Fascinating dial texture. Cool watch for the money.

  4. Didn’t see it mentioned, but are these 3D printed dials? They look identical in the close-ups.

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