Fun fashion, square dial is king. At the time of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, following the debut of Sixties Iconic’s golden 60s vintage commemorative watch in 2015, Glashütte Original re-introduced the iconic 60s design Sincerely, five square chronographs are available.
Glashütte Original Gold Sixties Square Watch
Energetic, distinctive and memorable, the 1960s, with its inspiring designs, left a strong mark in the fields of watchmaking, furniture, and fashion with unique geometric shapes and colorful creative colors. In the mid-1960s, Glashütte watchmakers launched a series of Spezimatic models, which gave birth to a timeless iconic style. Square pillow-shaped, curved dial, curved hands, unique Arabic numerals, these mainstream time design elements have inspired the gilt sixties square series. Five models are named for their bright colors: Sixties Iconic Forest 鎏 Gold 1960s Green Watch, Sixties Iconic Ocean 鎏 Gold 1960s Sea Blue Watch, Sixties Iconic Graphite 鎏 Gold 1960s Ink Grey Watch, Sixties Iconic Tangerine 鎏 Gold 60s orange watch and Sixties Iconic Fire 鎏 Gold 1960s watch. All models are equipped with the self-made Calibre 39-34 automatic movement, which is typical of the exquisite watchmaking skills of the Glashütte tradition.
1960s fashion, original dial design
Glashütte’s original expert dial artisans have devoted almost paranoid painstaking efforts to each of the unusually complicated steps, especially in the use of colored paint, to achieve the accurate color tone from the illuminated center to the darkened peripheral area And color changes, often referred to as the ‘dégradé effect’-this luxurious and glorious finish can be seen on all five models.
Glashütte Original Gold Sixties Orange Watch
These dials are first processed with a layer of electroplated substrate; then a series of procedures are used to manually add multiple layers of colored paint—bright green, dark blue, dark gray, or fiery bright red. In the final step, a special spray gun is used to carefully spray black paint on this ‘canvas’-this process depends on the spray gun angle and produces a unique gradient color, called a ‘gradient effect’. The color of the orange dial is particularly special, which comes through the additional lacquer color: the initial gold-plated coating is not only covered with a black layer, but also with a red lacquer surface.
Glashütte Original Gold 60s Aquamarine and Flameton Watches
The lacquered dial is then baked in the oven. Among the five models of the gilt 1960s square series, four of them have unique shades and shades combined with exquisite and elegant sunburst to further enhance the gradient effect. The fifth ink grey watch, in particular, uses an exquisite printing process. Prior to nickel plating, a delicate tortoiseshell pattern was pressed on the dial blank through a 60-ton press. This embossed pattern is called ’embossed pattern’ and has a history of 40 years. It is recorded in the archives of Glashütte Original Dial Factory, which is another symbol of the brand’s genuine quality.
Glashütte Original Gold 60s Ink Grey Watch
A masterpiece of dials, an outstanding strength beyond half a century
The economic and political crisis of the Glashütte watchmaking industry in the 1960s gave birth to innovative solutions and extraordinary works, such as the ‘Spezimatic’ series of watches, whose iconic design is now Glashütte Original Six The inspiration for the Zeros collection. After its first introduction in 1964, a large number of Spezimatic models began to use dials made by Pforzheim’s professional dial factory. The cooperation relationship between the brand and Pforzheim began more than 50 years ago; the acquisition of the watch factory by the Swatch Group in 2006 further strengthened the cooperation between the two parties; since Glashütte original direct ownership, this relationship has once again Strengthened. Today, the comprehensive integration of the expertise of the dial factory enables Glashütte Original to develop extraordinary and stylish dial designs that meet the highest quality standards.
Internal and external repair, classic timing function
The five watches of the 鎏 Gold 60s square series feature a distinctive square pillow-shaped stainless steel case and are equipped with a self-made Calibre 39-34 automatic chronograph movement. The restrained 39-34 calibre structure is streamlined and generous, but it does not lose its precision timing function. The light balance wheel is obviously cleaner, and the single gooseneck fine-tuning device can adjust the accuracy of the travel time, making this chronograph watch more accurate and stable.
Glashütte’s original gilt 1960s green and orange watch
Through the curved sapphire crystal glass, the dial is even more spacious. The small seconds and 30-minute counters are located at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively, maintaining visual balance. The chronograph second hand in the center of the dial usually stops at the zero position, and the chronograph is controlled by the side button. The two-point button of the case is a start / pause button, and the four-point button is a zero button. When the watch is in the ‘reset to zero’ state, press the start / pause button, the large central second hand starts to move, and every minute, the chronograph minute hand at the 9 o’clock position jumps one space. Press the start / pause button again to stop the stopwatch. At this time, you can observe the value. Press the zero reset button again, the seconds and minutes hands of the stopwatch are all reset to zero.
Limited collection, available only at select stores
Five watches in the 1960s square series, each produced in a limited edition of 25, are available at Glashütte Original’s major boutiques and select retailers in the world. All models are equipped with exclusive Louisiana alligator leather straps: a green or orange dial with a brown strap, and a black, blue or flame dial with a black strap.