My impressions of Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date

Feb 19, 2020,21:36 PM
 

Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date

 

The manufactory Glashütte Original has launched the new Spezialist collection last year.

 

Some days ago, I already shared my impressions of the more vintage oriented model SeaQ  >>my review>>

 

Here we will familiarize ourselves with the model named SeaQ Panorama Date,

which is available with black or blue dial - each with two different straps

( a robust, water-resistant nylon mesh strap, or a distinctive rubber strap with embossed design)

or a stable, flat stainless steel bracelet with 8-step fine adjustment mechanism .

 

This one is reference number 1-36-13-02-81-70 with blue dial, and stainless steel case and the comfortable bracelet.

This watch is 43.2mm with screwed case back with sapphire crystal and a screw-down crown to make sure it can withstand 30 bar.

The dial has applied numerals and indexes with bright white Super-LumiNova.

They have made a great work at Glashütte Original's dial manufactory in Pforzheim with the galvanic blue with sunray finish at the dial.

A classic feature of Glashütte Original since 1997: the Panorama Date with both number discs at one level - with a blue background matching to the dial very well.

The new stainless steel bracelet now has brushed outer links and polished middle links and the size 21/18 mm.

The blue bezel inlay is made of ceramic, has 60 minutes markers and is unidirectional, counter-clockwise rotating with perceptible click.

The domed sapphire crystal showcases the dial and the numbers in a really nice way that give it a warm feeling.

The screw-down crown has the Glashütte Original's double G surrounded by waves.

The satin-finish gives the timepiece „tool watch“ look that a diver watch should have.

The domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating is a very nice part of this watch and as I mention before it really looks like a acrylic crystal.

If we turn it around will we find a finely finished Glashütte Original manufactory movement behind the sapphire crystal case back.

The automatic Calibre 36-13 version is configured to the four principles: precision, stability, running time and aesthetics.

The bayonet mounting ensures that the movement is anchored in the case for particularly effective shock-resistance.

It features a remarkable 100-hour running time while the silicon balance spring enables reliably high rate precision.

 

The promise of quality integral to the Calibre 36 is also kept by the SeaQ Panorama Date.

This means not only that it meets the stringent DIN and ISO standards for diver’s watches, but that it must also

undergo the same demanding 24-day Exellence test. You can find more info about it if you click here>>

The Glashütte Original double-G on the skeletonized rotor.

Adjustment of rate by adjustment screws, fine adjustment of rate symmetry by swan-neck spring. 

Silicon balance spring.

The Calibre 36-13 beats with 28 800 bph, and it has 41 jewels.

Exquisitely finished movement: bevelled edges, polished steel parts blued/polished screws,

Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish, skeletonized rotor with 21 ct gold oscillation weight

The new stainless steel bracelet really fits well with this model in my opinion and it is possible to get it with synthetic or rubber strap too.

The double-G logo on the clasp is actually a push button that helps you adjust the length of the bracelet while wearing it.

The functionality of this clasp is in my view a perfect example of clever engineering.

The locking pin.

The a djustment steps.

The Super-LumiNova does a great job.

The blue radiance guarantees optimal legibility and a secure diving experience, even in murky waters.

What about a wrist shot?

 

You are welcome to experience more if you click below:


>>My shooting - SeaQ>>


>>The SeaQ watches on the manufactory’s website>>

 

 

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Just one word regarding your pics: amazing!

 
 By: Artoxares : February 20th, 2020-10:07
The watch is not bad either All the best, Nicolas

Exceptional pictures and review

 
 By: Boris : February 20th, 2020-17:21
I have a strong preference for the 1969 SeaQ and its 39.5mm size. I would have liked a longer power reserve than 40 hours, but even that might not deter me from getting one, as it is a model I strongly consider adding to my collection. We'll see.

Super photos & review; question

 
 By: rwk : February 20th, 2020-19:40
How did you find the weight on the wrist Jocke? Thanks & Best, -- Richard.

Absolutely wonderful photography

 
 By: jmpTT : February 21st, 2020-02:54
You’ve outdone yourself with this particular shoot. Your photos bring to light (and flatter) many of the SeaQ’s finer details, for example the domed shape of the crystal and the finely executed bracelet. Your eye for detail really matches Glashütte Origin... 

Thank you all for the kind words

 
 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : February 21st, 2020-11:55
I'm happy you like my work and I hope my post can be helpful if you are interest of the watch.

Unbelievable photos...

 
 By: JLCman : March 7th, 2020-06:55
...and – typical Jocke – even a bit better than the watch itself. I love your lighting of the set, man!