Glashütte Original Vintage Sixties: Malaysia Price and Review

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Glashütte Original Vintage Sixties

It usually comes as a pleasant surprise when a traditional brand like Glashütte Original decides to step out of its comfort zone and try something new. While it may not exactly be a walk on the wild side, the Vintage Sixties collection managed to give a respectful nod to the iconic Spezimatic watches without losing much of its German DNA. Now in its third year running, we’ve seen the collection produce a limited run of watches with five unique colourways in 2016 and a similar set of colours in a square chronograph last year.

This year the new features a very cool green dial that’s given a unique treatment, making it look aged and offering a textured layer that manages to capture light from multiple angles. The resulting effect is akin to huge raindrops splattered across a car windscreen while it’s been driven at menacing speeds. The whole mood has a very 1960s vibe but with a slick touch of contemporary flair.

Glashütte Original Calibre 39-52

The watch itself is a straightforward three-hand timepiece with hour indexes that feature a blend of diamond-cut markers and Glashütte Original’s iconic Arabic numerals dotted with Super-LumiNova at three, six, nine and 12 o’clock. Inside the watch is Glashütte Original’s hand-finished in-house automatic Calibre 39-52 movement, known to be extremely reliable and precise. Like most German engineering feats, the movement runs beautifully without any flaw or shortcomings.

Glashütte Original Vintage Sixties

This marvellous machine is housed in a 39mm brushed stainless steel case with a sapphire caseback that lets you peek into its engine. Complementing it is a supple black calfskin strap with stainless steel buckle. While Glashütte Original may not be a name that first comes to mind when one thinks of a modern vintage interpretation, the Vintage Sixties collection manages an air of no-nonsense attitude with a particularly Bauhaus kind of feel that’s so uniquely German. The emerald hue of the dial keeps the watch elegant and sexy at the same time.

A fun fact to note is that the watch is on a limited run but not by the number of pieces released. Rather, it will only be available for a one-year period, so snap ‘em up quick, guys!

Case

39mm stainless steel

Dial

Green dial with 'degrade' effect, white markers and Arabic numerals

Movement

Automatic Calibre 39-52

Strap

Black calf leather

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds

Power Reserve

40 hours

Price

RM26,050

Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.



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