Glashütte Original's new collection pays tribute to the Swinging Sixties

Glashütte Original's new collection pays tribute to the Swinging Sixties

Smashing time

Text: Khairunnisa Fazlur Rahman

Glashütte celebrates the ‘60s with a special line of watches inspired by the decade that shaped the generations to come

The Sixties were a time of reformation and experimentation: Designers played with new forms, patterns and prototypes, many of which were daringly original. Drawing on this exceptional era, German luxury watchmaker Glashütte created a special line of watches that reflects the unmistakable vim and vigour of the '60s.

The collection comes in two models: The Sixties and the Sixties Panorama Date; cased in stainless steel or rose gold. It is a contemporary interpretation of classic designs from the namesake era, which favoured clean lines, and bear a distinctly retro vibe.

Highlights of the collection include three sleekly elegant dials in midnight blue, striking black or sterling silver; the retro-modern Sixties model now runs on a 39-52 automatic movement and features a 39 mm case; and the Sixties Panorama Date runs on the manufacturer's automatic Calibre 39-47 with a 42 mm case.

Glashutte Original Sixties in gold

Glashütte's characteristic features are also incorporated into the designs — bevelled edges, polished steel components, a swan-necked fine adjustment, and the instantly recognisable three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing, and a skeletonized rotor with oscillating weight in 21-carat gold.

Both movements feature an impressive power reserve of 40 hours and domed dials, galvanised and furnished with a sunburst decoration. And to prove that no detail is too small for the watch manufacturer, they completed the perfect Sixties look with matching Louisiana alligator leather straps in blue or black with an elegant textured surface. So if you're looking for a fitting tribute to that blazingly creative decade, this is one collection that should be at the top of your list.