Glashütte Original present their Sixties Square Tourbillon Limited Edition watch at BaselWorld 2011. Mmmmm...... that big squared-off cushion case/round dial combo, that pristinely uncluttered dial, and a Flying Tourbillon - this could be the star of the show!
Lovers of classical watches adore the Glashütte Original Sixties Collection. As with all good design it's the fine details that count - the beautifully domed sapphire, the delicate numerals, slender hour markers and eyelash slim minute markers. This piece celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Helwig, inventor of the Flying Tourbillon, which unlike the conventional Tourbillon is fixed to a bridge on one side only, offering an unimpeded view into the very soul of the piece and this mesmerising tribute to the man himself animates Glashütte's pure matt silver dial to perfection.
Inside is the automatic Calibre 94-12 with 48 hour power reserve, exquisitely finished with the Saxony three-quarter plate and Glashütte Original ribbing synonymous with the brand. That superb cushion watchcase is constructed from rose gold as are the hands and hour markers, a material which has an unequalled warmth and one which thankfully seems to be back on trend within the industry.
The Glashütte Original Sixties Square Tourbillon comes presented on a Louisiana alligator skin strap with satin brushed rose gold folding clasp and will be offered in a reassuringly limited edition of just 50 pieces.