Let's SeaQ What's New at Glashutte Original!
Yes, the currently available Glashütte Original Senator Seventies has 100 meters of water resistance, but for true sports watch aficionados waiting for something a little more purpose-built, GO hasn't had a rotating bezel or dedicated sport & dive watch in its catalog since the Sport Evolution of the early 2000s. That all changed this year at GO's 'Time to Move' event, where the manufactory introduced not one, but two long-awaited new references in a new 'Spezialist' collection using the brand's archival 'Sea Q' dive watch from 1969 as inspiration. And on August 24th, we'll be welcoming these new references to the Bay Area when we host a Glashütte Original themed WatchtheBay Meetup that will give collectors and watch fans a chance to go hands-on with this new dive watch for the first time.
If you've only recently started following Glashütte Original, you'd be forgiven for thinking the brand only made classic watches like the Senator Excellence Panoramic Moonphase, whose gorgeous dial, intricate case architecture, and austere design language are probably the best physical representation of the brand's values in a single reference. But those who've been following the GO story for a bit longer know that the brand has a long history of its watches being used in more practical applications like air travel and maritime navigation. To continue those traditions in the modern era, Glashütte Original has introduced a new collection called 'Spezialist,' which joins the existing Senator, Pano, and Vintage lines.
Within the 'Spezialist,' we now have two non-limited references making their debut: the standard SeaQ 200m diver, characterized by its 39.5mm stainless steel case, vintage-inspired ecru lume dial and traditional date aperture at 3:00. The collection's flagship watch is the more distinctly modern SeaQ Panorama Date, which is a touch larger at 42mm, offering increased water resistance at 300 meters and Glashütte Original's signature oversized "panoramic" date aperture at 4:00. This SeaQ reference also undergoes rigorous DIN and ISO testing, making it a suitable choice for professional divers. Both references are available on a sporty new three-link bracelet which exhibits Glashutte Original's exemplary construction, finish, and functionality.
Both models are also equipped with in-house manufactured Glashütte Original calibers: Calibre 39-11 for the standard SeaQ (a 4Hz movement with time, date and a 40hr power reserve), and Calibre 36-13 for the SeaQ Panorama Date (time and date, but also 4Hz, but with 100 hours of power reserve, a panorama date complication, a skeletonized 21 ct. gold rotor, and a silicon spring). You'll be able to view the gorgeous finishing on Cal. 36-13 through the watch's exhibition caseback, though the standard SeaQ has a solid caseback with a very cool new trident and GO motif inspired by the sea.
Calling all creators and modern adventurers for whom the SeaQ was designed! Join us at Topper Jewelers on August 24th as we host a WatchtheBay Meetup that'll give attendees a chance to check out these long-awaited new Glashutte Original sports watches while enjoying great food and shared passion with our Bay Area community. These WatchtheBay Meetups have enjoyed a growing reputation of filling up quickly this summer, so we'd urge you to RSVP at your earliest convenience. Click here to RSVP and guarantee your spot – we hope to see you there!
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