Glashutte Original Seventies Panorama Date
The Seventies Panorama is a follow up to Glashutte’s Senator Sixties collection.
It has been designed to conjure up images of the 1970s within the mind of the observer, just as the Senator Sixties conjured up aesthetics that are associated with the 1960s.
The dial is is available in 3 choices. Galvanized silver, galvanized ruthenium or blue and depending on your choice of dial the the applied markers hands will come in white or rose gold.
The Movement and Case
This watch uses the excellent in-house self-winding calibre 39-47 movement with 40 hour power reserve. The same movement that was used in the Senator Sixties series.
The Seventies Panorama Date features a 40mm stainless steel case and a fairly slim profile at 11.5mm.
One thing to remember is that most 40mm watches are round and appear smaller on the wrist. Obviously the Seventies Panorama with its square case at 40mm x 40mm enjoys a greater area on the wrist but does not look over-sized due to the seamless integration of the strap.
The sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating on both sides and unusually the sapphire crystal case back is domed for added comfort.
One key feature of this watch is, of course, the excellent panorama large date window now common amongst all Glashutte Original models.
This watch is also waterproof up to ten atmospheres (100m).
There is a choice of leather or steel bracelet’s with the patented GO fold fastener constructed from stainless steel. It includes a fine adjustment and security mechanism that is capable of being adjusted to a total of 8mm.
The security mechanism consist’s of a button on either side of the clasp which prevents accidental opening. You may have seen these features many times on other watches but I can assure you that this is something pretty special.
The interlocking links of the bracelet offer very little play, and integrate perfectly with the case providing an elegance only surpassed by the Patek philippe Nautilus.
A Mix Of Old And New
Although square in conception these watches incorporate rounded cases, and hands that are sharp in their appearance, providing a nice contrast and nostalgic feel.
This is a design feature present in most watches that were created during the 1970s.
However the Seventies Panorama Date watches are not an attempt to recreate the timepieces of a bygone era; they mix elements from the ‘70s with contemporary features in order to blend the old in with the new.
I was fortunate enough to see this beautiful timepiece at SalonQP this year and can safely say that it’s next on my shopping list.
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Images: Glashutte Original.