Just last year, Glashütte Original redefined the retro-chic aesthetic with the launch of its Sixties line, which debuted in a striking shade of green. For this year’s collection, the German watchmaker went with orange and the results are no less extraordinary. Inspired by the brand’s own 1960s predecessors, the new Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date bring the past into the present with signature flourish. Lending each model all the more distinction is a transfixing dégradé dial, which ascends across the curved surface in a spectrum of hot colour.
First up is the Glashütte Original Sixties, which measures in at 39mm in diameter and runs on calibre 39-52. Perched under a dome of anti-reflective sapphire crystal are Arabic numerals, diamond-cut indexes, manually applied hour markers and Super-LumniNova hands. It’s all set against the brilliant orange backdrop, which features golden yellow hues at its core, flaming outward through colours of fiery orange and red before arriving at the black perimeter. This is known as the dégradé effect and it was conceived and executed at the brand’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim.
Distinguishing the Sixties Panorama Date is a larger case size of 42mm, a date complication, and a different movement (calibre 39-47). Otherwise, it flaunts a similar aesthetic, featuring a domed dial with embossed surface and the stunning dégradé effect. As with the regular Sixties, this one includes a brown Louisiana alligator leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle. Needless to say, both models duly encapsulate the bold and experimental spirit of the 1960s, hence the name(s). If you’re the type who likes to turn heads every time he enters the room, look no further.