For 2019 German Glashutte Authentic debuts not solely a brand new sequence of sports activities watches however the fifth pillar within the model’s timepiece households often known as “Spezialist.” The primary Glashutte Authentic Spezialist is the diver-themed Spezialist SeaQ which is available in two general flavors for 2019 with the bigger Specialist SeaQ Panorama Date which I’ll cowl on this article, and in addition the smaller 39.5mm broad Glashute Authentic Spezialist SeaQ 1969 that will probably be coated in a separate aBlogtoWatch article. In some ways this Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date watch is the religious successor to the equally sized and in addition diver’s fashion Glashutte Authentic Senator Sport Evolution from over a decade in the past.
The general dial and bezel design of the Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date is predicated on historic Glashutte-area sport watches produced by the then native watchmakers there below socialist management. Regardless of what you would possibly consider state-owned and managed watchmakers, the 1960s and 1970s have been an period of fantastic aesthetic selection and enjoyable in watch design. You may see late 1960s-era sport watches that the Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date was primarily based on on the watch museum in Glashutte. The particular watch that was the supply of inspiration in response to Glashutte Authentic was the 1969 Spezimatic Sort RP TS 200. It’s good to see this enticing sport watch design return in high-end kind for a brand new era. It doesn’t maybe have the distinctiveness of one thing completely new, however given the attraction of vintage-style sport watches in fancy pores and skin as a contemporary watch, the Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date will probably be a really profitable product.
From a worth perspective the Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date is a quite high-end metal sports activities watch costing round what a Rolex Daytona does. What does Glashutte Authentic embody within the watch to justify the primary? To start, that is the primary sports activities watch to incorporate the nonetheless contemporary in-house made Calibre 36 automated motion that boasts unimaginable efficiency, dependability, and longevity with its 100 hours of energy reserve. Rigorously tuned for accuracy in-house the Calibre 36 (right here because the Calibre 36-13 with the time and massive date indicator at four o’clock) is good for a sport-style timepiece. The motion operates at 4Hz with a silicon stability spring and options hand-finishing and ornament through-out.
The Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date case is in metal with a brand new form for the model and is 43.2mm broad and 15.65mm thick. With 300 meters of water resistance it is a actual diver’s watch and at last we’ve got a rotating bezel from Glashutte Authentic with ceramic inlay. The scratch resistant black ceramic bezel design is good-looking and timeless, however at this level in watch design historical past not significantly unique. The place Glashutte Authentic will earn high-end watch respect is within the dial execution and legibility. It isn’t sufficient to recreate the look of a classic watch, with a view to cost this a lot cash for it then it’s essential to make it much better than the unique.
The quantity of luminant paint potential on the arms and hour markers signifies that the dial of the Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date possible glows brightly after being charged at midnight. The general design of the dial is charming with the straightforward to learn numerals and enormous arrow-style minutes hand. To mix the high-end building high quality of a contemporary GO, with the Calibre 36 motion, and this enjoyable, non-pretentious dial makes for a uniquely interesting product in 2019 from the high-end German model. It goes to be seen which of the 2 Spezialist SeaQ watches do nicely, this bigger SeaQ Panorama Date watch or probably the most vintage-style SeaQ 1969.
Two dial variations an extended with a sequence of straps praise the 2019 Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date assortment. Glashutte Authentic presents the metal watch with a standard black or extra fashionable blue dial – each are strong selections and really legible. Glashutte Authentic additionally included a superb new bracelet with its typical tight tolerances and micro-adjustment system within the deployant clasp. Along with the hard-to-resist metal bracelet, the Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date comes on a rubber strap or a textile strap – each completely new appears to be like for the model. The total listing of references for the SeaQ with the black dial are REF. 1-36-13-01-80-08 (chrome steel buckle, 18 mm),REF. 1-36-13-01-80-34 (chrome steel fold fastener, 18 mm). Fashions with rubber strap black: REF. 1-36-13-01-80-06 (chrome steel buckle, 18 mm), REF. 1-36-13-01-80-33 (chrome steel fold fastener, 18 mm). The blue dial references are REF. 1-36-13-02-81-08 (chrome steel buckle, 18 mm), REF. 1-36-13-02-81-34 (chrome steel fold fastener, 18 mm). Fashions with rubber strap black: REF. 1-36-13-02-81-06 (chrome steel buckle, 18 mm), REF. 1-36-13-02-81-33 (chrome steel fold fastener, 18 mm). Mannequin with bracelet: REF. 1-36-13-02-81-70 (chrome steel bracelet).
Worth for the Glashutte Authentic Spezialist SeaQ Panorama Date watch is 11,000 Euros on the textile or rubber strap with the usual buckle. 11,300 Euros for the watch on a strap with the fold-over deployant clasp, and 12,200 Euros for the watch on the metal bracelet. See extra on the Glashutte Authentic web site right here.