First launched in 2014 to critical acclaim, the Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date has gone on to become a true retro classic. Defined by its charming square style, versatility on the wrist, and refined execution, the vintage-inspired chronograph is firmly established as an interesting and attractive option within the German watchmaker’s diverse and eye-catching catalog.
Glashütte Original returns this month to this now-classic design, reintroducing the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date with a fresh face. Most importantly, the brand is unveiling a new, dark blue variation of the familiar dial, lending a new depth and texture to its distinctive bicompax chronograph layout.
The elegant, azure hue is a perfect match for the watch’s iconic retro design: gently rounded corners and striking lines are inspired by the style of the Seventies, with the saturated blue of the dial providing an invitation to dream and discover new possibilities. This merging of historical inspiration with a forward-looking ethos is found throughout the watch, not only in its timeless aesthetic, but also within, via the hand-finished, automatic movement designed and built in-house by the Saxon manufactory.
A Timeless Feel for Life
Once again, the world is on the move, just as it was in the Seventies. Social conventions are being challenged and calls for change are growing louder — for self-realization, flexibility, and a return to nature — along with a longing for greater enjoyment and joie de vivre. Like taking a deep breath of air at the seaside or recalling the spirited holiday feeling in fascinating cities, every glance at the timeless, deep blue dial invites the wearer to take a little time out to regain strength and energy.
Pure Visual Pleasure
The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date from Glashütte Original celebrates this laid-back and pleasurable feeling for life. The latest version, attired in elegant dark blue, is the product of painstaking craftsmanship. The dial’s color is the result of an elaborate process of galvanization. Rhodium-plated indexes and hands coated with Super-LumiNova are mounted with great care by hand. Glashütte Original’s 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 ground. They are enhanced by a small seconds with power reserve display, a 30-minute counter and a central stop-second, which thanks to the flyback function can be reset to zero and restarted with a single press of the pusher.
A Watch in High Style
The striking 40-mm by 40-mm stainless steel case with rounded corners is the signature feature of the Seventies line. It lends the watch a vintage look as sophisticated as it is unmistakable. The robust chronograph offers a view of the interior through a sapphire crystal caseback, and is water resistant up to a pressure of 100 meters. The timepiece is secured to the wrist on a choice of four straps: blue Louisiana alligator leather, brown-grey nubuck leather, black rubber, or a cool stainless steel bracelet.
Young at Heart
Even though the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date has the look and feel of a child of the Seventies, the heart beating inside it is an automatic movement lovingly made by hand. Not only is the manufacture Caliber 37-02 equipped with a superior power reserve of up to 70 hours; its highly refined finishes are excellent examples of traditional Glashütte watchmaking, with beveled and polished edges, polished and blued screws, and the famous Glashütte stripes finish on the bridges, balance cock, and skeletonized rotor.
Pricing and Availability
The new blue-dialed Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is available now at official Glashütte Original dealers globally, with pricing marked at $13,400.
To learn more and locate an authorized dealer, you can visit Glashütte Original, here.
Looks like a nautilus hole- filler to me. Pass.
So is the dial a darker blue than the already existing one? I have had one of these for a few years, and the existing blue dial is a product of galvanization. I guess what I am saying is the dial in these pictures looks pretty much like the previous blue dial.