The Sixties Iconic Collection from Glashütte Original

Sometimes a backward glance can inspire a decisive step forward. The Sixties Iconic Collection from Glashütte Original is a tribute to the unforgettable design of iconic timepieces from the 1960s. 

The Glashütte Original Spezimatic was first introduced in 1964 and soon became one of the brands most famous creations.  Manufactured between 1964 – 1979 and made in a variety of versions – all highly reliable and featured an elegant design – they quickly became style icons of the time in their own right.

Today, Glashütte Original pays tribute to this iconic era with a special collection, inspired by the design of the Spezimeatic models. The Sixties Iconic Collection comprises five elegant, colourful timepieces merging the unmistakable design of the sixties with exceptional dials in unique hues that give the models their names: Sixties Red, Sixties Golden, Sixties Aqua, Sixties Brown and Sixties Grey.

The timepieces feature the typical domed dials and lightly arched hour and minute hands, both with Super-Luminova highlights. Arabic numerals at hours 3, 6, 9 and 12 are presented in a font that expresses the unmistakable signature of the 1960s. All 5 models are presented in softly rounded stainless steel cases and fitted with a matching Louisiana Alligator leather strap. The beating heart of the new timepieces, as in the other models of the Sixties line, is the automatic Calibre 39-52. The manufactory made movement has a power reserve of 40 hours, is finely finished and presents the characteristic features of fine watchmaking in the Glashütte tradition.

Chris Chasseaud

Chris is the Style & Features Editor at Ape to Gentleman, and one of the UK's leading style commentators. Having worked in the fashion and design world for his entire career he's well placed to deliver sartorial advice.