In 1845, Ferdinand Adolphe Lange founded the first watch manufacture in Glashütte, Germany, a place well known for its silver mining industry. At the time, the goal was to turn Glashütte into a German watchmaking central. In the early 1950s, GUB —VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe— was formed through the merger of multiple firms including UROFA, UFAG, VEB Lange –formerly A. Lange & Söhne—, VEB Präzision Glashütte, VEB Messtechnik —formerly R. Mühle & Sohn—, VEB Feintechnik, VEB Estler and the Makarenko trade school.
In the mid sixties, two large automatic men's movements were launched under the 'Spezimatic' name and in 1978, the Glashütte Original 'Spezichron' with day and date was released. The Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date pays tribute to that era in a new iteration fitted with a chic stylish green dial.
About the Watch
Both watches are fitted with stainless steel cases, while the Panorama Date sports a larger case at 42 mm, the time only model measures 39 mm and wears even smaller than that with a very vintage aura. Both models are fitted with a very exotic green dial manufacture in-house with imprint pattern, varnished in green and black with dégradé effect, white Arabic numerals, diamond-cut hour markers with luminous spots, hands partially with Super-LumiNova. The watches are powered by the automatic calibres 39-47 and 39-52 respectively. Delivered on black calfskin straps with stainless steel buckles, both watches have display case backs and are water resistant to 30 meters.
On the Wrist & Pricing
Overall, this watch is not only very beautiful but also very comfortable. The Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date Green wears true to its size and the Sixties slightly smaller. The Glashütte Sixties Panorama Date is a watch that comes with a strong vintage aura and with striking green color.
Sticker Price $9,300 USD for Panorama Date and $7,500 USD for Sixites. For more info click here.