The watchmaking industry has seen blue dials transform from being an occasional novelty to a default option that joins black and white as standard dial colors. A few years later and watchmakers are attempting to recreate this success, but this time with green dials.
What started as a handful of releases of green dial watches eventually turned into a flood. As we entered 2021, we saw the verdant color enter the mainstream, with almost every luxury watch brand having its versions of green dial watches.
Glashütte Original’s entries include green versions of the PanoMaticLunar and SeaQ. These Glashutte Original watches prove that green can present a wide range of distinct tones and is perhaps more versatile than blue in terms of creating dials. In this article, we are taking a closer look at these two new watches.
Go Green with the New PanoMaticLunar and SeaQ
- The New PanoMaticLunar
Despite its new color, fans of the brand will instantly recognize this reference with its off-center hour and minute hands, seconds sub-dial display, and signature Panorama Date Display. The dial has a gradient color, which distinctively transitions from vibrant green at the center to black towards the edges. It is delivered in a relatively modest 40mm rose gold case, the same color used for the hands, hour markers, and moon phase. All these details give a warm contrast with the green dial on different levels. Besides the seconds display, the dial also has adequate space for the moon phase indicator.
Inside the watch is the Caliber 90-02 movement, which is visible through the sapphire glass in a gold caseback. It features a skeletonized oscillating weight with a 21K gold insert to guarantee efficient winding. Other features include a duplex swan-neck fine adjustment set on a hand-engraved balance bridge. The latter is weighted by 18 gold screws and blue screws for a contrasting color. For a finishing touch, the watch is presented in a green alligator strap. It retails for $20,500.
- The New SeaQ in Reed Green
For this brand, it seems that green is a natural choice, owing to the dense forest surrounding its location. However, it’s taken the use of green dials to the great depths of the water with the new SeaQ.
This sporty watch is available in different strap combinations including stainless steel and gray woven synthetic bracelets. But, if you’re after comfort during sports activities, you would want to go with its black rubber straps that are surprisingly soft and supple on the wrist. It has perforations to ensure breathability and sustained comfort while in use.
Beyond the strap, another impressive feature is the 39.5mm stainless steel case, which provides enough room for the date window without being so large that it feels bulky or restrictive. At its heart is the Caliber 39-11 movement and the watch itself is compliant with the DIN 8306 and ISO 6425—standards for diver’s watches, indicating that it meets the German international quality standards. With a water resistance of up to 20 bars, this SeaQ watch is made for those with an active lifestyle. The retail price starts at almost $11,000, depending on the strap and bracelet.
Glashütte Original and Green Dials: What Makes Them A Great Deal
Any watch fan who is updated with the latest news in watchmaking knows that the color of the year—horologically speaking—is green in almost every shade imaginable: olive, mint, emerald, forest, etc.
Glashütte Original has a reputation for its keen eye for the finishing of its watches. This is evident in the many features of the new green PanoMaticLunar and SeaQ watches, all of which come together seamlessly to create a timepiece that can stand up to the rigors of the outdoors while also looking appropriate on formal occasions.
These watches combine vintage charm with stunning colorways that look even more impressive in person than they do in photos. Plus, with history and an esteemed name like Glashütte Original, you’re guaranteed that you’ll never go wrong with any of its watches. As we conclude, we are listing some of the factors that make these watches worth their price.
Although it was officially established in 1994, Glashütte Original’s history reaches back as far as 1845. It started making a name for itself by manufacturing high-quality timepieces that honor the Glashütte watchmaking tradition.
The brand’s commitment to excellence is reflected in every aspect of its watches. It consistently upholds the high German watchmaking standards in terms of reliability, precision, and stability, and delivers above and beyond.
- Tradition and Modernity
While continuing the old tradition of Glashütte watchmaking, the brand has continued to stay competitive in the market by updating its watches with modern watchmaking technology. It continues to invest in research and development to further advance in the field.
Besides tradition and modernity, Glashütte Original also marries creativity and originality—and it’s already in its name. The brand has built a reputation for thinking outside the box and creating all sorts of original pieces that appeal to its market.
When you think of the brand, you almost immediately think of prestige and luxury. Owning a watch from the brand is an exclusive experience, given that it only produces a few hundred pieces for each model annually. This sense of rarity makes it one of the most sought-after brands.
As a prestigious brand, Glashütte Original prides itself in setting and meeting the highest standards in watchmaking. There’s no arguing about the quality present in each Glashütte Original watch. What further sets it apart is the years of expertise behind its name—something that you’ll rarely find in other traditional watchmakers in the market today.
If you’re looking to invest in a watch, a Glashütte Original is something that will definitely pay off. Luxury collections like the PanoMaticLunar and SeaQ speak for themselves, and they easily rank in their categories and Germany, if not worldwide.
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