Glashütte Original Senator Sixties and Sixtes Panorama Date

Baselworld 2013…


Since their debut in 2007 the Sixties models from Glashütte Original have proven very popular, and not only with fans of “vintage” trends.  They are great looking watches.  For 2013 the Saxon watchmaker (A. Lange’s next door neighbor) introduces the Sixties in a nice midnight blue color, with sunburst finish, both for the date (“Panorama Date”) and no-date models.  The Sixties is presented in a 39 mm polished stainless steel case, while the Sixties Panorama Date has a 42 mm case.  The Panorama Date window is on a blue background — a thoughtful details.  However I’ve always found the contrast between the retro numerals on the dial and the standard sans-serif font of the date window to be a bit at odds with each other.  For this reason I strongly prefer the Sixties, sans date.

Glashutte Original Senator Sixties Blue Dial 2013

Glashutte Original Senator Sixties Panorama Date Blue Dial 2013

The watches both have a sapphire display back.  The movements are automatic mechanical, Caliber 39 series. Characteristic  features of Glashütte movement finishing are the bevelled edges, polished steel  components, a swan neck fine adjustment, Glashütte three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing and a skeletonized rotor with oscillating mass in 21-carat gold.   They do a nice job with their movements even for more entry-level production models such as these.