Baselworld 2014: Glashütte Original Debuts New Movement in Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date


Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date - rutheniumThe Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date, introduced last week at Baselworld 2014, features an entirely new chronograph movement, Caliber 37-02, which was designed and manufactured in-house at the brand’s manufacture in Saxony. The new watch becomes the latest in the vintage-inspired Glashütte Original Seventies collection.

Glashutte Original Caliber 37-02 is an integrated chronograph movement with automatic winding, a 70-hour power reserve from a single spring barrel, and a simplified column-wheel mechanism. It has a bidirectional rotor and four gold screws on the balance rim for regulation; the absence of a regulator on the spring allows the movement to run continuously for a longer period of time, thus increasing its precision. (Another version of the movement, called Caliber 37-01, is used in another new Glashütte Original watch, the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date.)

The movement beats at a frequency of 4 Hz, and its full range of functions include a central stop seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, a flyback mechanism, small seconds, a power reserve indicator, and the brand’s trademark Panorama Date display.  The small seconds display shares its subdial at 9 o’clock with a black-and-white power reserve indicator, while the 30-minute chronograph counter occupies the position at 3 o’clock. The 12-hour counter, with Arabic numerals 1 through 12 on a rotating disk, is in a semi-circular window beneath the 12 o’clock position; directly below it at 6 o’clock is the big date window. The dial’s hour and minute hands and indices are in white gold; the hands have a coating of Super-LumiNova.

Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date - pair

Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date - ruthenium

The Glashutte Original Seventies case, with its soft-cornered, square bezel reminiscent of the 1970s watches that inspired this model, is in brushed stainless steel and measures 40 x 40 mm. The pusher at the upper right side of the case activates the chronograph start and stop while the one at the lower right controls the flyback. Sapphire crystals with double-sided nonreflective treatment cover both the front and back of the watch. The latter offers a view of Caliber 37-02 and its distinctive features and finishes: the rotor and chronograph bridges mounted on the typical Glashütte three-quarters plate, the “Glashütte wave” finish on the automatic bridge, blued screws, and the skeletonized 21k gold rotor with the brand’s double-G logo.

Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date - back
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date - Caliber 37

There are three versions of the Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date, with dials in galvanized ruthenium, silver, and blue, all with sunburst finished surfaces. Each is available on a complementary alligator leather strap (gray for ruthenium dial, black for silver, blue for blue); all three may also be fitted with a black rubber strap or a stainless steel link bracelet. Prices range from $14,900 (for rubber or leather strap) to $16,400 (for bracelet).

5 Responses to “Baselworld 2014: Glashütte Original Debuts New Movement in Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date”

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  1. idris dawood

    halo Iam idris dawood from; pakistan/karachi; this is a absulety out class andbutifui wat’s luck, one of excelent timepice

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  2. George Michael. vlassis

    hi from Sydney Australia George needs to know why revue Thommen wathes don’t appear in this year’s basel watch expo I like the new omega speed master thanks again George

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  3. Robin Henry

    This is an absolutely elegant piece. I like the blue face, the off square shape, and the larger than normal date numerals will appeal to people like me who wear reading glasses.

    When I have a spare $15k, I’ll invest in one.

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    • Daniel

      hehe too funny: “spare $15K” and “invest”. How much do you think your $15k will be worth in 10 years owning this watch?

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