Glashütte Original Spezialist Collection
Since the 19th century, timekeepers from Glashütte have been used in highly specific areas on land, at sea and in the air. Based on this rich heritage, Glashütte Original presents a further collection: the “Spezialist”. The premiere model in this new collection is the diver’s watch SeaQ, which unites history and modernity in exemplary fashion.
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Glashutte Original, a German company known for rich and traditional watches, launched a surprising collection of watches in 2019. Glashutte Original collections have the manufacturing of reliable watches for the sea, air, and land explorers. Glashutte Original SeaQ collection is a well known diver-inspired sports watch that has a number of traditional features that the watch collection was inspired by. Glashutte Original brand is a well known German watch company that has a lot of history.
Glashutte Original has a history reaching back from 1845. This was the year the first master watchmakers settled in Glashutte. Glashutte has a very strong tradition of the study of time which is also called horological education, that dates back to 1878 when the German School of Watchmaking was opened. Today, the school is run by Glashutte Original brand and is named after the famous teacher and student of the school, Alfred Helwig. Glashutte Original continues to carry its vision forth into the 21st century in the watchmaking business by creating watches that include some new renovations to modernize this collection so that the high-end watch enthusiast can have a sports watch with modern conception and also having a vintage taste.
Today, Glashutte Original SeaQ capitalizes on this rich past to create a new collection in its Spezialist collection which is where you can find the Glashutte Original SeaQ. The design of the SeaQ doesn’t isn’t entirely new to the brand. Between the 1950s and 1960s, the production of the watches was focussed on a utilitarian type watch that could be rather accessible. The collection back then was huge and had multiple sorts of timepieces including the “Spezimatic Type RP TS 200.” This watch was developed specifically for sports divers and that actually is where the idea to the SeaQ collection came to fruition.
About the Glashutte SeaQ watches
In 2019, Glashutte Original SeaQ collection was the first group added to the new and sporty collection of dive watches called “Spezialist.” Each watch features a unidirectional, counter-clockwise rotating bezel and a Super-LumiNova covered triangle shape to indicate the beginning time of the dive. The ceramic inlay makes the surface of the bezel exceptionally scratch-resistant. Also, the water-resistance of each of the models is enhanced by screw-down crowns. The collections include a few versions of watches which are the Glashutte Original SeaQ, the SeaQ Panorama Date, and the limited edition Glashutte Original SeaQ 1969.
The Glashutte Original SeaQ watch features a stainless steel case with a polished and satin-brushed finish, a sapphire glass case back, a rotating bezel, and Galvanic black with sunray finish, numerals. This timepiece is a great consideration for adventures of all kinds and perfect for divers. The Glashutte Original SeaQ is water-resistant for up to 20 bar and is well equipped to withstand the pressures of deep-water dives. The watch also features a 39.50mm stainless steel case that surrounds a black dial. Functions include a date display, hours, minutes and seconds. Glashutte Original SeaQ also features a limited edition watch choice. This is watch is significantly close to the original Spezimatic Type RP TS 200. This watch is called the SeaQ 1969 and, as mentioned is a very limited edition with only 69 pieces that were produced.
Glashutte Original SeaQ 1969 Limited Edition has a 39.50mm model case size like the Glashutte Original SeaQ watch. The difference to the Original Sea Q watch is that the standard model, which has a steel bracelet, this version will only be available on rubber or synthetic strap. Both watches are available on pin buckle or fold fastener. The watch beats in a stainless-steel case and features a running time of 40 hours, a stop-second mechanism and a date display at the 3 o’clock. Another main difference from the original is the SeaQ 1969 Limited Edition is the look of the dial, which displays the same galvanic black color with sunray finish but with different hands (white luminous material) and different inscriptions. Also, At the 6 o’clock section you can read “25 RUBIS SHOCKPROOF” instead of “Glashutte” which is a reference to the historical model. The mechanics of the watch feature an 8-step fine adjustment mechanism, a water-resistant nylon mesh strap, or a black rubber strap with embossed design depending on which option you choose.
The polished and satin-brushed stainless steel case measures 39.5 mm in diameter and 12.15 mm thick, and is topped by a unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel. Inside the case is the automatic Caliber 39-11 and beats at 28,800 frequency. The watch also includes a symbolic engraving on the back. The engraving on the case back of the watch is of the trident of Neptune and the double “G” logo with waves engraved around the trident. The case back has exactly 20 waves that represent the 20 atmospheres water-resistance. Some other features included in this watch are a stop-seconds function along with a date display at the 3 o’clock section. As mentioned earlier, The SeaQ 1969 comes with two straps, one in embossed rubber and the other a water-resistant nylon mesh strap developed which was made special for this sporty new collection.
Even though there are few differences with the SeaQ and SeaQ 1969 each watch brings forth a design that represents what Glashutte has been doing for years. As mentioned earlier, The Original Sea Q and the SeaQ 1969 Limited Edition have a few strap options that come with a rubber strap inspired by the pattern of the original watch. Also there is a woven nylon synthetic strap that was exclusively made for Glashütte Original. Another watch that is found in the collection is the Glashutte Original SeaQ Panorama Date. This watch also comes in a 39.5 mm stainless steel case offering water resistance of up to 660 feet (or 600 meters) and has a framing of a black dial with Arabic numerals, indices and hands.
The stainless steel case has both polished and satin-finished surfaces and is also topped with a unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel. The dial is offered in either sunburst black or sunburst blue and is covered by a curved sapphire crystal and hosts applied numerals and indices coated, like the very distinctive shaped hands, with Super-LumiNova. Another feature is at the 4 o’clock section you can find an oversized date display in a double window. The SeaQ Panorama Date watch is available with three strap options: a flat stainless steel bracelet with fine adjustment mechanism, a water-resistant nylon mesh strap, and a black rubber strap with embossed design.
The SeaQ Panorama Date is a very high-end steel sports watch that has superb functions seen throughout the watch. Another feature to consider with the SeaQ Panorama Date watch is that watch and some of the other in the Glashutte collection are some of the first sports watches to include the Calibre 36 automatic movement which boasts the credibility known performance, dependability, and longevity with the watch.The watch includes up to 1000 feet of water resistance. Also, this watch is carefully tuned for accuracy by the brand with the Calibre 36 which is ideal for a sport-style watch like this one. The movement vibrates at 48,800 hertz frequency.
The SeaQ Panorama Date case comes in steel with a significantly new shape for the brand which is 43.2mm wide and 15.65mm thick. This watch also includes decorations through-out and includes a rotating bezel from which a feature from the Glashutte Original brand with ceramic inlay. There is a scratch-resistant black ceramic bezel design that brings a timeless look to the piece. Another feature that may be considered special to the watch that a number of high-end sport watch wearers will respect is in the dial execution and legibility.
Glashutte may have surprised a number of watch enthusiasts with this collection in 2019. However, the Spezialist collection speaks for itself with how the brand brought some of their more traditional works to a more modern divers watch. For most of the watch enthusiasts who also enjoy a sporty watch as well. Below you can find pricing and information for each watch in the collection.