Glashütte Original presents Sixties and Sixties Chronograph as annual edition 2020
Since 2018 the exceptional Glashütte Sixties annual editions have been the source of great excitement in the world of watches. Following the extravagance of previous years, the 2020 annual edition turns to sublime elegance: cool glacier blue lends the new Sixties a profound but no less impressive appearance. Simultaneously with this model the German watchmaker introduces a new Sixties Chronograph in the same colour, presented for the first time in an annual edition.
The signature features of its 1960s design – the domed sapphire crystals, curved hands and characteristic Arabic numerals – reveal a charm of their own. Following silver, black, dark blue, green and orange, they are set off now by an glacier blue ground. This goes for the Sixties Chronograph as well, which appears with a new colour now, too.
Elegant appearance with unique dial
The cool shimmer of the dials is the work of experts in Glashütte Original’s in-house dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany. There the dial blanks are first given a delicate 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 dark 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 elaborate 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 work of art.
Rounding off the elegant appearance of the new Sixties and Sixties Chronograph are 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.
Glashütte Original manufactory movement
Diameter: 31.15 mm, Height: 7.2 mm
40 h ± 5 %
28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Exquisitely finished movement Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish smooth balance rim swan-neck fine adjustment skeletonized rotor with 21 ct gold oscillation weight bevelled edges polished steel parts