Culling from its own rich heritage of high-quality navigation instruments, German watchmaker Glashütte Original presents the Spezialist Collection. At the forefront of the range is the SeaQ, an exemplary diver’s watch that straddles the line between historic design and modern functionality. It comes available in two versions—SeaQ and SeaQ Panorama Date—both of which deliver supreme dial legibility and top-shelf performance. Announced at Swatch Group’s high-end watch event ‘Time to Move’, Man of Many was invited to Geneva, Switzerland to preview the collection hands-on.
Glashütte Original’s regular SeaQ model is being offered in both limited and unlimited iterations. The limited version goes by the name of SeaQ 1969, drawing upon its 50-year-old predecessor. Representing Saxon manufacturing at its finest, the watch features various inscriptions, green hands, and “Old Radium” shades of beige on the Arabic numerals. Like the standard SeaQ, this one is water resistant to 20 bar. Unlike the standard SeaQ, it’s limited to just 69 units. Both versions run on automatic movement Calibre 39-11 with heavy metal oscillating mass.
Want to dive even deeper? Then scope the SeaQ Panorama Date, which touts a robust 43.2mm stainless steel case and delivers water resistance to an impressive 30 bar. Powered by award-winning Calibre 36-13, the watch duly upholds the four principles of quality timekeeping: precision, stability, running time, and aesthetics. Proving as much is its sharp design and 100-hour runtime. The piece comes available with either a black or blue dial with sunray finish and a variety of strap options.