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Glashütte Original Sixties with green dial. Productionprocess. Impressions.

Glashütte Original Sixties with green dial. Productionprocess. Impressions.

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Last Baselworld Glashütte Original, German watchmanufacturer based in the center of German watchmaking in Glashütte and one of the companies owned by Swatch Group, introduced this green dial “guilloche style” dial in their Sixties collection. This collection is inspired by the vintage 60s timepieces of Glashuette. This dial is truly amazing to look at, in different shades of light and from different angles and closeup and from the distance as it changes its appearance.

The green dial of this Glashütte Original timepiece is made in an extensive process.  It starts with a normal dial plate that is going through a galvanisation process and where the shapes on the dial (which look kind of like an irregular guilloche style, a very interesting look on the dial) are stamped with a high pressure device.  This device also gives the dial the curved shape on the outer edge.

In another step following green lacquer is applied to the dial, and on the outer rim a black lacquer is applied.  While the lacquer has not fully dried, the dial is now put into a centrifuge which causes the color to run towards the outer rim gives the dial a degradee style look.

I took a short filmclip of this watch which will show you the dial from all kinds of angles.

And I would like to conclude this with a wristshot.

Details about the watch:

Steel case sized 39mm.  Height 9.4mm.

Automatic movement:

Calibre 39-52

  • Movement

    Glashütte Original manufactory movement
  • Dimensions

    Diameter: 26 mm, Height: 4.3 mm
  • Jewels

    25
  • Power Reserve

    40 h ± 5 %
  • Frequency

    28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
  • Remarks

    exquisitely finished movement smooth balance rim swan-neck fine adjustment skeletonized rotor with 21 ct gold oscillation weight bevelled edges polished steel parts

(Pictures and video shot at Juwelier Berghoff in Cologne, Germany.  Thank you Mister Berghoff)

 

 

 

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