Glashütte Original Introduces the Sixties Iconic Square ChronographThe German watchmaker's psychedelic watch dials produced with 1960s equipment return in a square case.
Having made their debut in the time-only Sixties Iconic Collection two years ago, Glashütte Original‘s irrepressibly coloured dials return as another limited edition with the Sixties Iconic Square Chronograph.
The five different dial colours are produced at a dial factory in the Black Forest city of Pforzheim – acquired by the watchmaker’s parent company Swatch Group in 2006 – using equipment dating from the 1960s. Each dial is coloured by hand, with layers of lacquer manually applied to create an unusual vibrant and shaded finish that reveals slight imperfections up close.
One model in the Sixties Iconic Square collection, the grey dial Sixties Iconic Graphite, features the additional decoration of a stamped pattern that resembles raindrops on glass.
While the dials are unique, the Sixties Iconic Square is based on the Sixties Square Chronograph in the regular collection. So it shares the same specs: a stainless steel case measuring 41.35mm by 41.35mm, along with the calibre 39-34 movement inside. That’s an in-house automatic calibre with a modular construction, meaning the chronograph mechanism is a separate module mounted on top of the base movement.
Price and availability
The is Sixties Iconic Square is a limited edition of 25 pieces in each colour, available only at Glashütte Original boutiques and retailers, priced at US$9700 or S$15,000.
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