Five years after it was first introduced, the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date from Glashütte Original continues to enjoy an enthusiastic reception by watch enthusiasts all over the world. This should come as no surprise, as it combines genuine manufactory production with the traditions of watchmaking. And today the chronograph is available in two new limited editions.
Glashütte Original is located in the centre of the eponymous small town set in a valley in Saxony’s Ore Mountains which was for hundreds of years shaped by mining. Today the manufacture is surrounded by thick forests, rich green meadows, steep rocky outcrops, moss-covered stone, and innumerable traces of tin and silver mining. Thus, green and grey are the dominant colors of this natural backdrop to everyday life in the town.
The dials of this special edition of the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date take up the color-play characteristic of the region. The new green and grey dials are fashioned in the watchmaker’s in-house dial manufacture in Pforzheim, where they are given the dégradé effect that has caused a sensation with many of the manufacturer’s models. The lighter hues at the centre of the dial shade gradually into darker nuances at the circumference.
This striking timepiece makes a brilliant impression – in its new look as well – with the proven arrangement of the chronograph displays: central stop seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counters with flyback mechanism, small second, power reserve display as well as the characteristic Panorama Date. The rhodium-plated rod indexes give the timepiece a clean, clear look.
The new timepieces are framed by a streamlined, stainless steel case, housing the Calibre 37-02 chronograph movement – an automatic calibre with a 70-hour power reserve. It works at a frequency of 4 Hz and is known for its low vulnerability to interference. A sapphire crystal case back provides insight.
The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is a limited edition of 100 pieces each. Both models are equipped with a calf leather strap.