The spirit of the 1960s, an era marked by contrasts and boundless creativity, is once again making its way to the wrists of today’s generation through Glashütte Original‘s new Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition. The iconic German watch manufacturer has captured the essence of a decade that was defined by individuality and self-expression, translating it into a handcrafted timepiece that embodies the spirit of the Swinging Sixties.
The 1960s was a decade when young people not only made their voices heard worldwide but also staged themselves spectacularly through fashion and lifestyle choices. The era saw a diverse fashion spectrum, ranging from the clean lines and dark colors of the Beat generation to the colorful, opulent flower power look of the hippies. Clothing was more than just attire; it was a means of self-presentation.
Fast forward sixty years, and Glashütte Original is once again championing this philosophy on the wrist. The new Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition is more than just a watch; it’s a commitment to embracing one’s own originality. Just as fashion served as a canvas for self-expression in the ’60s, this timepiece allows individuals to convey their uniqueness.
The Sixties Chronograph discreetly pays homage to the trendsetters of the Sixties who deliberately sought to stand out from the masses. This watch testifies to individuality without being ostentatious. Its 42 mm stainless steel case houses an intricately refined dial that’s truly a work of art. The central, shimmering grey transitions into a darker tone towards the outer edges, creating a captivating dégradé effect.
What makes this dial even more remarkable is the fine embossing, achieved using original tools and methods of the time. Two white Arabic numerals stand proudly alongside incised hour markers adorned with luminous dots, all complemented by red gold hands. To complete the aesthetic, the watch is worn on a contrasting blue textile strap.
Behind the dial, the 39-34 automatic movement powers this timekeeping masterpiece with precision. It drives the hour, minute, and small seconds displays, along with the stop-second and the 30-minute counter. Operating at 4 Hz, the finely finished manufacture calibre showcases the artistry of Glashütte Original’s watchmaking. Components are meticulously decorated by hand, featuring Glashütte stripe finish, beveled edges, polished small screws, and a skeletonized oscillating weight made of 21-carat gold with the characteristic double-G symbol. Enthusiasts can admire these refinements through the sapphire crystal case back.
The Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition, with its stone-grey dial, celebrates the lifestyle of the Sixties with its refined and contrasting design. Starting from September 2023, this timepiece will be available at Glashütte Original Boutiques worldwide and select retailers.
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