Glashütte Original: Sixties & Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition 20206 April 2020
Following silver, black, dark blue, green and orange, the 2020 annual edition is tinged with a cool glacier blue. Simultaneously with this model Glashütte Original introduces a new Sixties Chronograph in the same colour, presented for the first time in an annual edition.
Characterized by a typical 60s design underlined by the domed sapphire crystals, the curved hands and the Arabic numerals, the new Sixties 2020 also present a particular cool shimmer of the dials due to the work of experts in Glashütte Original’s in-house dial manufactory. There the dial blanks are first given a sunray finish before being pressed into their characteristic domed shape and given a galvanic nickel coating. To achieve the striking dégradé effect they are then sprayed with blue lacquer, which first gives them a dark edge. Then the entire surface of the dial is given a coat of glacier blue lacquer. This hand-crafting results in the individual colour gradient that renders each dial unique. In a final step the dials are heated in an oven to burn in the colours. The incised indexes, printed numerals and Super-LumiNova highlights on each hour marker complete the timepiece.
The new Sixties is powered by the Calibre 39-52 automatic movement, developed in-house, while the new Sixties Chronograph features the manufactory’s Calibre 39-34. Both models have a 40-hour power reserve.
The three-hand model is presented in a 39 mm diameter steel case, while the chronograph appears in a 42 mm stainless steel case. The Sixties Chronograph is equipped with a central stop-second along with two inset auxiliary dials for the small second and 30-minute counter. The domed sapphire crystal case back on both models offers a clear view of each watch‘s finely finished movement with three-quarter plate, swan- neck fine adjustment, Glashütte stripe finish and skeletonised rotor with 21-carat oscillating mass.
The new Sixties (€ 6.600) and Sixties Chronograph (€ 8.100) are combined with a brown-grey nubuck calfskin straps with lightly contrasting stitching and pin buckle. Both models in this annual edition are available for a limited time only from Glashütte Original Boutiques and selected authorised dealers worldwide.