The Glashütte Original Vintage Collection, drawing inspiration from the popular atmosphere of the 1960s and 1970s, depending on which model you’re looking at, either the classic Sixties or the funky Seventies, has expanded with the recently revealed Small Second model in the series. The German manufacturer adorned the elegant timepiece with rose gold to introduce a brand new edition in the collection, the Sixties Small Second. We are pleased to share the specific details of this new watch with you.
The Glashütte Original Sixties Small Second showcases a highly polished 42mm round case with short, curved lugs. While the case appears simple with its thin bezel, straight case bands, and prominent crown, this simplicity serves a functional purpose, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the dial. The domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides, follows the curve of the galvanic silver-opaline dial. Rose gold hands gracefully move across its vinyl-type finished surface; the minutes’ track is elegantly printed, and the hour indices are meticulously milled, except for the stylish Spezimatic numerals at 3, 9, and 12 o’clock.
Positioned at 6 o’clock, the small seconds subdial is marked in 5-second increments and features a small gold hand that indicates whether the watch is running or needs to be wound. Despite a thickness of 12.40mm, the intelligent design of the domed sapphire crystal caseback creates an illusion of a slimmer profile and provides an exceptional view of the finely decorated movement, enhancing both aesthetics and wearer comfort.
The movement is the manufacture automatic Calibre 39-60, a new version of a base movement (Kaliber 39) which beats to the frequency of 28,800vph and has a power reserve of about 40 hours. The finishes include the signature stripes on the mainplate, bevelled edges and polished screws, and the skeletonised rotor with gold peripheral mass and the GO symbol further highlights the look and feel of a luxury timepiece – finely crafted, with typical German attention.
The Glashütte Original Sixties Small Second is paired with a green Louisiana alligator leather strap with a gold pin buckle, indicating GO designers wanted this new classic timepiece to stand out. This deep green hue strap makes its debut in the Vintage Collection – and the Sixties line was introduced in 2007. The Sixties Small Second is available worldwide at Glashütte Original boutiques and from selected retailers; the price is EUR 17,900 incl. VAT.
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