The watchmakers from Glashütte have been crafting timepieces since the 19th century and their watches have been worn on land, at sea and up in the air. Glashütte Original expanded their offerings with the Spezialis collection – a segment that is dedicated for divers. The watches are segmented as the SeaQ, SeaQ Panorama Date and the SeaQ 1969 watches.
Today, we are taking on the SeaQ 1969, which has two new variations, one of which is a limited edition. Keeping high functionality in mind, the watchmakers have designed the watches to conform to the specialty needs of a diver. Essentially, water sports athletes like kayakers, surfers and triathletes understand the importance of water-resistant, salt-water resistant and shock-resistant watches.
Solid in value and versatile in functionality, you can enjoy the SeaQ series while diving, skydiving, and during outdoor adventures like mountain climbing or an evening around a campfire. By extensively using Super-LumiNova, the watches are highly legible even in the pitch black of dark. This detailing of high legibility is reflected in the new Glashütte Original Spezialist SeaQ 1969 Watches, where you can effortlessly read the time whether you’re in the deep seas or standing on ground.
Let’s talk about the case, both versions are crafted from uncoated stainless steel and then polished and brushed. The case has then been fitted with a rotating “count-up” timing bezel. Under the hood is the Calibre 39-11, which is an automatic movement. The 39.5mm case is also water resistant up to 200 meters.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the origin, the SeaQ 1969 masters all the design cues and carries forth the baton. The 39-11 has been tested and meets both the DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 standards for diver’s watches. Other details include power reserve of 40 hours, the limited model. Ref. 1-39-11-01-80-## (with the final two numbers denoting strap/bracelet/buckle choice) pays a tribute to the original and only 69 watches will be available.
The other watch – reference 1-39-11-06-80-## – sports a different color lume. The case back has trident and blends with the Glashütte logo (surrounded by 20 waves — one for each of the bars this watch can withstand). Price for both models is $9,500 – strap with a buckle, $9,800 – strap with a deployant clasp, and $10,800 – matching steel bracelet.