Glashütte Original Seventies Panorama Date

Glashütte Original present the Glashütte Original Seventies Panorama Date, part of their new releases for 2011. The Saxony brand are not exactly shy about releasing retro styles, their superb Senator Sixties Collection is an authentic glance back at the watch styles of the 1960's, that most influential of decades.  As for the 1970's, not everything was brown, orange and had long lapels.  Despite the questionable tailoring of that era wristwatches managed to maintain a certain level of elegance and decorum and the Seventies Panorama Date is a virtuous compendium of the best bits of what was on offer back then.

The case is polished and satin finished steel, TV-style in shape and reminiscent of  Genta's Patek Nautilus.  On the dial are hours, minutes and seconds.  The applied indices are razor-sharp and the aptly named date window is more than ample.  Three versions are available, galvanised silver with matt finish, galvanised ruthenium with sunburst or graded shading blue dial.  That link bracelet is pure seventies, think Oyster, Omega - browse any vintage auction site and you'll see similar, for this model Glashütte Original have created a patented closing and adjusting feature which is both secure and user friendly.

Inside is the in-house automatic Calibre 39-47 movement with hand engraved detail viewable through the domed crystal caseback.  No details on case size etc. is available but that's only a minor detail, it's a stunner.