Joining the impressive array of Glashütte Original divers is the new and adventurous SeaQ Chronograph. Making its debut this fall, the timepiece introduces a new realm of intrigue to the German watchmaker, with the sports model serving as the first dive watch from the brand to be equipped with a chronograph functionality.
The watch follows previous iterations of the popular SeaQ line, including original vintage-inspired design, and the more modernly-focused SeaQ Panorama Date. Like these previous editions, the SeaQ Chronograph continues the legacy set forth in both the diver family and the larger Spezialist collection, embodying a sense of elevated adventure that is as finely designed as it is action-ready.
On the exterior, the new SeaQ Chronograph is protected by a 43.2mm steel case with a fluted screw-down crown, together ensuring the model up to 300 meters of water resistance. On either side of the crown at 2 and 4 o’clock are the steel pushers that operate the comprehensive timekeeping functions of the watch, with bold faceting on their edges ensuring a distinct, almost industrial style. The watch is secured to the wrist on four variable strap options: a classic stainless steel link bracelet, a dark blue rubber strap, or one of the high-quality gray or blue synthetic fabric straps made from recycled fishnets.
The SeaQ Chronograph makes its debut in a sleek blue colorway, with a handmade dial and unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic inlay all washed in the rich shade. The hour and minute hands, as well as the indices, feature a high contrast look and are coated with Super-LumiNova for optimized legibility. With its chronograph functionality, the diver has a specialty in short-term measurements, with a flyback function, central stop-seconds, and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock all operated via the watch’s aforementioned pushers.
At the 6 o’clock position is Glashütte Original’s signature Panorama Date window, this detail helping nod to the brand’s modern design codes. The Arabic numeral fonts used throughout the aesthetic and the classic diver hand configuration help ground the look in historical influences seen throughout the wider SeaQ line, though it’s accomplished without distracting from the unquestionably forward-looking design of the creation.
The performance of a dive watch can be a matter of life or death, a fact that is not lost on Glashütte Original and instead dictates rigorous testing done in the pre-production stages. Ensuring that the SeaQ Chronograph meets ISO and DIN standards, the watch can withstand extreme temperatures, is resistant to salt water corrosion, and it provides optimal legibility in dark environments.
Inside the dive watch, Glashütte Original opts for the Caliber 37-23, a movement that optimizes resistance, precision, and user-friendliness with a power reserve of 70 hours. A silicon balance spring enhances those qualities by steadying its oscillation. In true fashion of the watchmaker, the entire mechanism is elaborate, hand-decorated, and admirable via an unexpected and impressive exhibition caseback. As a multi-year exploration of the modern capabilities of Glashütte Original watchmaking, the SeaQ Chronograph is a bold and highly functional companion for any unique adventure.
The SeaQ Chronograph from Glashütte Original is available now in all Glashütte Original Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide. The watch is presented on a rubber strap (ref. 1-37-23-01-81-33), a gray fabric strap (ref. 1-37-23-01-81-34), a blue fabric strap (ref. 1-37-23-01-81-36), and a steel bracelet (ref. 1-37-23-01-81-70). Pricing starts at $13,900 on rubber or fabric strap, and $14,800 on the bracelet.
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