Diving Deeper: Glashütte Original Expands its SeaQ Line

Glashütte Original has introduced two new models in its SeaQ dive watch series, inspired by the German brand’s first divers’ watch, the Spezimatic Type RP TS 200, which was made in the 1960s and ’70s for hobbyist divers. Both new timepieces are in stainless steel and feature maritime blue dials suited for sports divers and watersports athletes.

SeaQ Ref. 1-39-11-09-82 features 47 brilliant-cut diamonds and a blue-colored sapphire gem on the bezel.

Both SeaQ models are encased in polished, satin-brushed, stainless steel and measure 39.5 mm in diameter with a height of 12.5 mm. Their dials are in galvanic blue with a sunray finish and use applied Arabic numerals and indexes with Super-LumiNova inlays for optimal contrast in dark conditions. Arrow-shaped hands with luminous inlays indicate the hours and minutes, while at 3 o’clock a square-shaped window, outlined in a white-colored border, displays the date.

Ref. 1-39-11-09-81 (pictured above) is fitted with a rotating divers’ bezel with a deep blue, scratch-resistant ceramic bezel, whose 60-minute scale can measure elapsed time underwater, which the wearer sets counter-clockwise to prevent accidental rotation while diving. The watch is equipped with a minute-click function and has Super-LumiNova coating on the white, triangle-shaped marker, located on the bezel at the 60-minute indicator, to set the start time of a dive. This model has met the rigorous German and international quality standards of a divers’ watch, among which are water resistance, legibility while diving (indications readable from 25 cm in the dark), shock-resistance, and resistance to salt-water corrosion.

The second model, Ref. 1-39-11-09-82, adds a more glamorous touch to its rotating bezel. It is studded with 47 brilliant-cut diamonds and a blue-colored sapphire gem on the bezel, replacing the traditional triangle marker for setting predetermined diving times. As one might expect, this model does not meet the DIN and ISO standards of the other new SeaQ, as it lacks the required luminous elements on the bezel. According to the brand, however, the watch is tested thoroughly in-house to meet “an airtightness that can withstand under pressure conditions” and to “conform to the standards for all diving watches.”

Both timepieces’ casebacks are engraved with the maritime-inspired trident symbol and the Glashütte Original double-G logo with the “20 waves” motif to represent the 20-bar (200-meter) water resistance; the solid cseback has been carefully aligned and secured in place with a threaded bottom ring.

Both models have a running time of 40 hours (approximately two days) and are powered by Glashütte Original’s automatic Caliber 39-11, which also offers a second-stop function and a brisk frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

The automatic movement features a running time of 40 hours.

The new SeaQ with galvanic blue dial is available with three strap options: black rubber with a relief pattern, water-resistant blue-colored nylon mesh, and a stainless steel bracelet with an eight-step fine adjustment mechanism. The diamond-studded-bezel model is available on either the stainless steel bracelet or on the blue-colored nylon mesh strap.

Both models can be purchased online through Glashütte Original with the retail price upon request.

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