During the 1960s, the youth didn’t just raise their voices globally, but they also showcased themselves with dramatic flair. The fashion during this era spanned from the sleek designs and muted hues of the Beat culture to the vibrant and lavish aesthetics of the flower power movement. Clothes were frequently used as a medium for self-expression. Fast forward six decades, Glashütte Original is re-embodying this essence on the wrist. Their latest Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition is an exquisitely crafted emblem of time, embodying an individual’s unique personality.
The trendsetters of the Sixties deliberately wanted to stand out from the masses. The Sixties Chronograph discreetly joins them: it testifies to individuality without pushing itself to the fore. The round 42 mm stainless steel case draws the eye to an intricately refined dial. The shimmering grey in the centre fades darker towards the outside, creating a fascinating dégradé effect. The dial is also finely embossed using the original tools and methods of the time. Incised hour markers with luminous dots and red gold hands complement two white Arabic numerals. The watch is worn on a contrasting blue textile strap.
The 39-34 automatic movement inside the watch ensures a precise heartbeat. It reliably drives the hour, minute and small-second displays as well as the stop-second and the 30-minute counter. The finely finished manufacture calibre pulses at 4 Hz. Its components are artfully decorated by hand, for example, with a Glashütte stripe finish, bevelled edges, polished small screws and a skeletonised oscillating weight made of 21-carat gold with the characteristic double-G symbol. All the refinements can be admired unhindered through the sapphire crystal case back. The Sixties Chronograph Annual Edition, with its stone-grey dial, celebrates the Sixties lifestyle with its refined, contrasting design. It will be available from September 2023 in Glashütte Original Boutiques worldwide and from selected retailers.
You can learn more about the watch here.
|Movement||Automatic movement Calibre 39-34, finely finished|
|Functions||Hour, minute (centre), small second (off-centre), second stop,
chronograph with stop-second (central) and 30-minute
|Frequency||28,800 A/h, equivalent to 4 Hz|
|Balance||Balance wheel with three arms|
|Dimensions||Diameter: 42 mm|
|Dial||Grey/black varnish with dégradé effect, historic embossing,
white Arabic numerals and lettering, incised hour markers and
|Strap||Dark blue synthetic strap with pin buckle|
|Hands||Rod-shaped, PVD red gold 5N, hour/minute with