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news 06, Apr 2020 09:08am
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Playing it Cool

Glashütte Original releases its 2020 Sixties and Sixties Chronograph annual edition in a cool classic glacier blue edition. Read on to discover the watches.

Since its release back in 2018, the Glashütte Original Sixties collection has made its name in the world of noteworthy timepieces. Keeping this theme in mind, for 2020, Glashütte Original launches a new version of the Sixties and the Sixties Chronograph – a cool glacier blue. Embodying a sublime elegance of watchmaking expertise, the 2020 editions are impressive to say the least.

Inspired by the alpine scenery and majestic glaciers, the timepiece is presented in two sublime models – Sixties and the Sixties Chronograph. With discreet aesthetics and powerful features, the timepiece represents a classic line from the Saxon watchmaker. Both the watches are crafted polished stainless steel that works perfectly against the cool blue colour of the dial. Manufactured in Pforzheim, Germany - Glashütte Original’s in-house dial manufactory, the dial of the watches are worked on by expert craftsmanship who bring out the unique and cool shimmer present on it.

How is it done? First the dial blanks are given a delicate sunray finish. It is then pressed into their characteristic domed shape and given a galvanic nickel coating. Now to achieve the striking dégradé effect, the dial is then sprayed with dark blue lacquer which allows the edges of the dial to get a darker shade than the centre. Post this, the entire dial is again sprayed with a coat of glacier blue lacquer as a finishing touch. This elaborate hand-crafting results in the individual colour of the dial to shine through making each dial unique in its own way. Sitting atop this magnificent canvas are the incised indexes and printed numerals with Super-LumiNova highlights that complete the cool glacier-like look of the dial. Furthermore, the watch is also inspired by the 1960s design with its domed crystal, curved hands and Arabic numerals.

When it comes to the inner workings of the watch, the Glashütte Original new Sixties is powered by the Calibre 39-52 automatic movement while the Sixties Chronograph features the in-house Calibre 39-34. Both the movements clock in a power reserve of 40 hours and a see-through caseback allows a magnificent view of both the movements in their respective timepieces.

Both the Glashütte Original Sixties and Sixties Chronograph are strapped to an elegant looking brown-grey, nubuck calfskin leather strap with a lightly contrasting stitching and are available for a limited time only at Glashütte Original Boutiques and selected authorised dealers worldwide.

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