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November 19, 2021

Glashütte Unveils Retro Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Sponsored: Vintage style is paired with state-of-the-art technology in this latest version of the popular timepiece.

By Alex Martin

Glashütte Original has revealed the latest addition to the retro-inspired Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date series. The latest version from the German watchmaker pairs a dark blue dial with the case’s iconic smooth lines and rounded corners.

The striking 40mm stainless steel case is renowned for its timeless appeal. The enchanting blue dial and brushed calfskin leather strap adds a new dimension to the retro look. Buyers will have four straps to choose from (Louisiana alligator leather strap, nubuck leather strap, rubber strap, or traditional stainless steel bracelet). All have been intricately designed to complement that 1970s appeal.

The blue dial injects personality into an already-popular design. The original grey dial strikes a formal note, but the simple change in color has transformed the same design into a watch for everyday wear.

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The enchanting blue color was created through a painstaking process of galvanization / ©Glashütte Original

To create the perfect shade of blue, Glashütte’s master watchmakers had to undertake a painstaking process of galvanization. Rhodium-plated indexes and hands coated with Super-LumiNova were mounted by hand. The signature Panorama Date at 6 o’clock and the 12-hour chronograph counter below 12 o’clock are color-matched and feature white numerals set against a blue background.

The dial is complemented with a small second display and power reserve indicator, a 3o-minute counter, and a central stop-second, which can be reset to zero and restarted with a single press of the flyback function pusher.

While it may look like a watch from a bygone era, inside it is as modern as any timepiece. At its heart, the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is equipped with a handmade, in-house automatic movement. The Caliber 37-02 has up to 70 hours power reserve and showcases subtle signs of world-class watchmaking.

The watch is powered with the in-house Caliber 37-02 movement with up to 70 hours power reserve / ©Glashütte Original

The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date featuring a dark blue dial is available now from official Glashütte Original dealers around the world.


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