That ’70s Watch: Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

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Haute Time recently had the opportunity to visit with Glashütte Original in New York City, where the German manufacture was in town to showcase its 2014 novelties.

Although the brand’s PanoMaticInverse garnered the most headlines at Baselworld, it was the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date that caught our eye, so today we’re bringing you a close up look at this new model, which has us humming the lyrics to That ’70s Show!

Part of Glashütte Original’s 20th Century Vintage Collection, this chronograph combines a sporty look with a distinctive vintage vibe. But while it was styled with the 1970s in mind, the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is powered by a brand new chronograph movement, the Calibre 37-02.

Designed and built in-house by Glashütte Original, this integrated chronograph movement boasts a 70-hour power reserve. The automatic 4 Hz column wheel Calibre 37-02 has an oscillation system with a bi-directional rotor, a single spring barrel, and, in the absence of a regulator, regulation is performed by four gold screws on the balance rim.

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Reference 1-37-02-03-02-30.

A sapphire crystal caseback offers a view of the rotor and chronograph bridges mounted on the Glashütte three-quarter plate, the striped finish on the automatic bridge, the blued screws, and the skeletonized 21K gold rotor with double G logo.

Functions include a central chronograph hand, a 12-hour Roman numeral display at 12 o’clock, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, the brand’s signature Panorama Date display at 6 o’clock, and small seconds and a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock.

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Reference 1-37-02-02-02-33.

The chronograph’s start and stop functions are activated via the pusher at 2 o’clock, while the flyback mechanism is activated by the pusher at 4 o’clock. Pressing the flyback pusher halts the on-going chronograph timer, and causes the 12-hour chronograph disc, the chronograph minute and the second hands to ‘fly’ back to zero. The timer does not stop, but starts a new measurement as soon as the flyback pusher is released.

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Reference 1-37-02-01-02-30.

At Baselworld, the manufacture introduced three versions; one with a galvanised ruthenium dial, one with a galvanized silver dial and one with a galvanized blue dial. All three versions are housed in a soft-cornered square 40mm x 40mm stainless steel case, with white gold indexes and hands, and an additional Super-LumiNova coating on the hour and minute hands. Each version is completed by a stainless steel, leather, or rubber bracelet.

Photo credit: Haute Time.

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