Glashutte have released two limited edition variations on their Seventies Panorama Chronograph, in turquoise/disco blue and orange dial flavours. Produced in 500 pieces each these will retail at about £13,000 in the UK and feature that classic `TV Dial’ design from the late 60s/early 70s.
The 37 series calibre movement has an impressive 70 hours of reserve, plus the usual chrono features and a date at 6 o’clock. We love the chamfered down chrono pushers too, which have that streamlined cafe racer vibe going on. There’s a 30 minute counter too, which is handy for timing those Manx GP lap record attempts.
The only detail we don’t like is the baroque second hand, which looks a bit too old fashioned for a 70s lounge lizard watch like this. A bold red or yellow second hand maybe? Just a thought. You can choose silicone rubber, leather or steel bracelet options too.
There are green and blue dial Seventies Chrono models already in the Glashutte line-up which cost £11,700 – still far too much for a niche brand, which is part of the Swatch empire.