Glashütte's new Sixties models are a contemporary nod to the stylish decade

By Rose Adams | 25 May 2018 | Style, Design

The limited edition timepieces are part of its opulent sixties line

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* Glashütte Original have drawn inspiration from the most chic decade of them all, the swinging sixties, with the launch of two new models to its Sixties line, The Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date.

Luxury watch manufacturers Glashütte Original have drawn inspiration from the most chic decade of them all, the swinging sixties, with the launch of two new models to its Sixties line, The Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date. Inspired by the fashion, mechanics and music of the time, the two retro timepieces will be available for a limited period of one year.

Each dial is a retro green with an unusual dégradé effect that sees the tone transform from light to dark. This is achieved with the application of a galvanic base coat, followed by several layers of coloured lacquer. Next, a black lacquer is carefully applied using a special spray gun to create the effect of an individual colour gradient which renders each dial completely unique.  

Related: Glashütte launches stylish Chronograph watch for the ‘Man of Taste’

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* Markus Dressler, board director of the foundation and mayor of Glashütte, Frank Kittel, board director of the foundation and managing director of Glashütte Original, Reinhard Reichel, director of the museum, highlighted spoke at the brand's museum 10th anniversary.

Aesthetically, the dials are adorned with sapphire crystals, curved hands and Arabic numerals – signature features of the Sixties line designed to evoke 1960s style nostalgia. Both models are housed in stainless steel with a black calf-skin strap and pin buckle. 

As well as this exciting launch, Glashütte has also been celebrating the 10thanniversary of its German Watch Museum Glashütte. A celebration in ode to the milestone was held in the atrium of the Glashütte Original manufacturer on Tuesday 22 May, where Glashütte mayor Frank Kittel and managing director Reinhard Reichel made speeches to a crowd of more than 100 guests, including politicians, contemporary witnesses and partner museums.

"Heartfelt congratulations go to the German Watch Museum Glashütte on its anniversary," said Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek. Glashütte Original has been part of the group since 2000. "Ten years – that's the blink of an eye in the centuries-long history of Glashütte, but it's a milestone for the foundation that proudly carries my father's name. The town continues to write history today, and the German Watch Museum Glashütte will contribute to preserving the art of measuring time in the future as well."


 

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