Back in May of 2019 Glashütte presented their SeaQ model assortment as a feature of the Spezialist scope of watches. In view of an amazing jumper from 1969, the Saxon brand dispatched a full new assortment with a beautiful unmistakable and diverse look. As of late we got an inside investigate the dial creation for the SeaQ collection.
The plan of the SeaQ models stands apart compared to other watch families within the Glashütte assortment. At the point when the watches were presented in May 2019, numerous individuals were glad to see the arrival of a games watch in the Glashütte Original assortment. Quick forward eight months and we get some report from Glashütte about the SeaQ assortment. No new models. No specialized updates. In any case, something different. Something undeniably really energizing, from a journalist’s point of view. A look inside the interaction of dial producing for the SeaQ assortment. It’s an opportunity to find out about the cycle of dial creation and a decent chance to investigate the plan of the SeaQ collection.
Pforzheim, City Of Uhren and Schmuck
While numerous brands request their dials from workers for hire, Glashütte produces their SeaQ dials in-house. For a look inside the way toward assembling of Glashütte dials, we need to go to Pforzheim in the south of Germany. Pforzheim is known as Gold City in Germany and is situated in the middle of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. The city is the German capital of “Uhren und Schmuck,” or watches and adornments in English. Brands like Stowa, Laco, and Aristo are from Pforzheim and a great deal of the German agent workplaces of Swiss watch brands are likewise there.
The post-war engineering and mechanical feel
The last time I visited Pforzheim was in 2013 when Fratello originator Robert-Jan and I were headed to Munich for the Goldene Unruh 2013 watch grant show. On our way, we had a visit at Pforzheim.
We took off to discover schnitzels and lager in the focal point of Pforzheim — a Fratello custom/obligatory necessity. Lehners Wirsthaus ended up being the spot for simply that. What stayed with me the most during our visit, are the very business centered and practically frightful pieces of Pforzheim. With a touch of exploration, I discovered that the city of Pforzheim was vigorously bombarded in World War II by the associated powers. It clarifies the post-war design and modern feel you get in enormous pieces of the city.
A Brief History
Somewhere in that mechanical piece of the city is the Glashütte Original Zifferblattmanufaktur. This expert branch of GO began as the TH Müller company. TH Müller company was established in 1922 and didn’t begin creating watch dials until the 1950s. One of its customers was the East German VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB) that was framed post-battle in 1951 from the watch companies situated in Glashütte. TH Müller delivered high volumes of watch dials for the East German company. Albeit the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe was clearly not the slightest bit an extravagance watchmaker, the nature of their watches and all the more explicitly their dials was top notch.
For many years TH Müller was the provider of the relative multitude of dials for the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the watch business in Glashütte was privatized and developed into the home of German watchmaking as far as we might be concerned today. In 1994 when Glashütte Original was established, TH Müller was the consistent provider of the new brand’s dials. After twelve years in 2006, the Swatch Group chose to assume control over TH Müller. After that, the company created watch dials only for Swatch Group brands. Thus it would have been absolutely typical to discover a TH Müller dial in an Omega, a Blancpain, or a Glashütte Original back then. In 2012 Swatch Group committed TH Müller and its assets to Glashütte Original only. From that point on, it was known as the Glashütte Original Zifferblattmanufaktur and made dials for GO a lot alone.
The three Options In The SeaQ Collection
With the update Glashütte sent us about the SeaQ dials, an inquiry sprung up in my brain. I chose to compose this article about the distinctions in dials, instead of take you through the creation cycle. The SeaQ assortment comprises of two standard models, the SeaQ and the SeaQ Panorama Date. Close to that, there is a restricted release SeaQ 1969. The 1969 is a diversion of the first Glashütte Spezimatic Type RP TS 200 whereupon the whole assortment was based.
In my past article about the presentation of the SeaQ assortment, I zeroed in on the SeaQ and the SeaQ 1969. I left out the SeaQ Panorama Date. I did that incompletely due to historical setting and part of the way since I just like the plan of the SeaQ and SeaQ 1969 better. At any rate that’s my opinion. In any case, thusly I missed a significant detail in the creation of the dials.
A Salute To Sixties East German Design
Let’s investigate the plan of the SeaQ models particularly the dials of the watches. As referenced the whole assortment was propelled by the Glashütte Spezimatic Type RP TS 200 from 1969 and in this way salutes sixties East German plan. I referenced in my past article that the plan is something to become accustomed to I actually accept that. First and foremost, on the grounds that it is distinctive compared to the typical Glashütte Original models that are more refined and traditional looking. Also, in light of the fact that there aren’t an incredible number of momentum day jumpers that resemble the SeaQ. The retro looks combined with the large Arabic numerals are not your standard plunge watch style in 2020. The primary watch I can think about that has a similarity to the SeaQ is the flow TAG Heuer Autavia. Albeit that isn’t a diver’s watch and it’s not even close as intense as the SeaQ.
So the plan isn’t something we see a great deal these days yet it likewise not new to our eyes. I for one like the plan of the dial. I needed to become accustomed to the exceptionally useful plan of the watch, with its enormous numerals. In any case, for a diver’s watch, this bodes well. The thick hands are in accordance with the immense numerals and albeit the format is extremely basic, it makes for a pretty ‘in your face’ design.
The SeaQ versus the SeaQ Panorama Date
If we compare the ordinary SeaQ and the SeaQ Panorama Date models, there are many contrasts. The standard SeaQ is considered as the vintage-looking watch that was roused by the 1969 unique. On the other hand, the Panorama Date is viewed as a more current interpretation of the original. First off the SeaQ Panorama Date is the greater watch. At a little over 43mm, the Panorama date is substantially greater than the customary 39.5mm model.
The SeaQ Panorama Date is fueled by the in-house created a 36-13 development and highlights a major date complication at the 4 o’clock position. In the interim, the SeaQ model is fueled by the in-house delivered programmed 39-11 development and highlights a “regular” date show at 3 o’clock. While the standard SeaQ comes with a dark dial just, the Panorama Date is accessible with a dark dial or a blue dial.
The Dial Design of the SeaQ Models
What charmed me more with regards to the dial making measure are the inconspicuous contrasts between the plans. I wound up needing to see a watch that is basically a combination of the two. I very much want the 39.5mm size of the SeaQ over the 43mm of the SeaQ Panorama Date. The more modest size is something I incline toward with regards to wearing the watch on an every day basis.
A second thing is the date show. I’m not a fanatic of enormous date shows. I love having a date complication on my watch as I check the date consistently yet there is no requirement for a noticeable date show, as I would like to think. Also, before you say, “but both the huge showcase serves a utilitarian purpose,” I realize that. Be that as it may, I don’t plunge and I don’t need a major date show in spite of adoring the game looks of a diver’s watch on my wrist. So I like the format of the SeaQ over the SeaQ Panorama Date.
The Differences In Production Of The Dial
I do adore the way that the date circle of the SeaQ Panorama Date is a similar tone as the dial with the date imprinted in white. On the SeaQ the date is imprinted in dark on a white plate. Despite the fact that it is common to do as such, I very much want the arrangement picked for the Panorama Date. On to the shade of the hands and numerals. The SeaQ has the vintage-roused Super-LumiNova in sand or ecru tone while the Panorama Date includes the more standard green Super-LumiNova hands and numerals on the form with the dark dial. The form with the blue dial has white hands and numerals. I very much want the vintage looks of the SeaQ as it fits the general style of the plan. Furthermore, I love that look.
On the SeaQ, the numerals, lists, and text are totally printed. The SeaQ Panorama Date is distinctive in light of the fact that Glashütte Original decided to apply the numerals and files. In addition to the fact that it gives the dial a 3D impact, however it additionally gives the watch a more select look. Seeing the craftsmanship that goes into making a dial with applied numerals and files isn’t just stunning, yet the final product is something I truly like over the printed numerals and records. Better believe it sure, the printed rendition may be nearer to the first however my response to that would be, “If you need something nearer to the first, go chase down the restricted version SeaQ 1969.”
A quick version? I love the Glashütte Original SeaQ assortment. The more I see the plan, the more I like it. From the outset, I wasn’t secure with the plan since I had my questions about whether it would be fitting for the extravagance Saxon brand. Close to that, the SeaQ is in an exceptionally competitive market of divers’ watches around 10,000 Euros. For that sort of cash, you have choices. Yet, the more I see the plan, the more I love it and the more I think there aren’t a great deal of alternatives that would really beat this SeaQ. At €9,700 the SeaQ on a treated steel arm band is an amazing purchase. The Panorama Date is more costly at €12,200 and from perusing the article you would likely realize I lean toward the ordinary SeaQ…with some adjustments.
I comprehend the possibility that the Panorama Date is the more current watch and the SeaQ is motivated by the first watch from 1969. However, as I would see it, the restricted release SeaQ 1969 is the best approach in the event that you need a genuine portrayal of the first. The normal SeaQ could benefit from similar dial with applied numerals and records as the Panorama Date to give it at stunningly better and more top notch look. It makes it a little above and beyond away from the 1960s East-German plan and makes it a shocker of an extravagance diver’s watch with a stunning dial that can hold its own far better with a ton of the flow jump watches available. Furthermore, maybe in particular, it is one I couldn’t imagine anything better than to wear. Get familiar with Glashütte unique .