Dive into the original - The new SeaQ

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : January 31st, 2020-10:00

Glashütte Original SeaQ

The manufactory Glashütte Original launched the new Spezialist collection in 2019. 


The premiere model in this new collection is the new diver’s watch,

which unites history and innovation in exemplary fashion:

 with a more vintage oriented model called SeaQ and with a more modern design

as SeaQ Panorama Date with black or blue dial.


The “Spezimatic Type RP TS 200”, developed specifically for sports divers in 1969,

served as an ideal example and inspiration for the new diver’s watches.


Here I will take a closer look at the SeaQ model in the Spezialist collection

with reference number 1-39-11-06-80-08.


The case is made of stainless steel with a solid screwed case back and a screw-down crown to make sure it can withstand 20 bar.

The date window is also in the right perspective for the 39.5 mm case in my opinion.

To achieve the vintage look, the hands and numbers have been applied with Super-LumiNova in the historic “Old Radium” hue.

The bezel inlay is made of ceramic and with 60 minutes markers and the bezel is unidirectional counter-clockwise   with 120 clicks (representing 30 second-steps).

The case is satin-brushed with a bevel at the edge.

The domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating really gives the warm feeling of a acrylic crystal.

This reference has a grey synthetic 20 mm strap with a 18 mm stainless steel buckle. T his model is also available with stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap.

The solid stainless steel case back with the logo and the continuous case number. 

The case back is made of 2 parts so the logo always will be aligned:

an engraved and aligned base plate (mounted with a threaded bottom ring),

which shows, along with the trident with the Double-G and the 20 waves, the continuous case number.


Behind the case back will you find a Calibre 39-11 movement, unfortunately I have no pics of the movement in this watch so I borrow it from Glashütte Original's website.

The Calibre 39-11 has 40 hours +- 5% power reserve, 28800 bph and 25 jewels.

A few lume shots.

And a wrist shot.

Your photography.....

 By: FlyingSnoopy : January 31st, 2020-10:48
is truly superb!
A great watch- the submariner has now a competitor at almost the same price range...
GO might not have the image/marketing of Rolex but comparing the two would be very interesting indeed 
Congratulations on you4 great catch!

Your pictures are just simply outstanding Jocke - If I were a Manufacturer I would be posting a contract to you ..;) [nt]

 By: templetowers : January 31st, 2020-10:51
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Sublime photos, Jocke! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 31st, 2020-11:06
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As always, beautiful set of pictures dear Santa!

 By: renerod : January 31st, 2020-14:31
I would love lo get a strap like that for my Planet Ocean.

Thanks for sharing.


Awesome photos! [nt]

 By: rwk : January 31st, 2020-21:10
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Amazing pictures!

 By: jlux : February 1st, 2020-01:30

Great pictures! [nt]

 By: Mary Anny : February 2nd, 2020-09:53
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Great pictures again [nt]

 By: . Anders : February 2nd, 2020-10:25
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I'm luke warm regarding this watch but your pictures just started to heat up the water a bit. Superb photos ! [nt]

 By: aperna : February 2nd, 2020-17:57
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Ditto, but glorious photos, Jocke. [nt]

 By: kjkt3 : March 26th, 2020-08:39
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Does anybody own the non-LE 39.5mm version? Thoughts? [nt]

 By: YpJ : February 10th, 2020-10:21
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Were the 'horizontal' indices on the Autavia borrowed for the SeaQ, do you think?

 By: kjkt3 : May 15th, 2020-07:48

I don't have a clue

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : May 15th, 2020-09:33
I guess brands have take inspiration from each other in all times.