I think it’s fair to say that all of us, every now and then, find ourselves in a situation where we feel like wearing something a little different. Maybe it’s a fancy dinner or an important meeting and we want something that’s going to stand out on our wrists without seeming too, shall we say, obnoxious. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an excessively expensive piece, just different enough from anything else in your collection so that you, and everyone else, notices when it joins the party.
With that in mind I would like to put forward for your consideration the Sixties Square Chronograph from Glashütte Original, first released back in 2009. Admittedly its retro, vintage looks and squared cushion case design won’t suit all tastes but keep in mind we are looking for something decidedly different here and at just under $US10,000 on a Louisiana Alligator leather strap this could well be in the ballpark.
All In The Name
As the name suggests the overall look and feel of the watch has been inspired by popular trends from the Sixties, namely the stainless steel square cushion case and the underlying sense of refinement. The dial is clean and simple, the silver against black providing enough contrast to draw the eye, without being garish.
The Sixties Square is powered by the Glashütte Original automatic caliber 39-34 complete with chronograph functionality. Arguably you’ll probably never use the chronograph, but it does add another element to the piece and gives the dial and the case just that extra bit of character.
Price is US$9,300.
The Final Word
As I said before this is not a timepiece that will suit all tastes but it’s definitely one worth considering for those looking to introduce a bit more variety into their regular line-up.
If you would like more information please visit the official Glashütte Original website: www.glashuette-original.com
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