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.
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.
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.
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.