Glo­ri­ous Green

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Glashütte Orig­i­nal drew its in­spi­ra­tion from the eye­catch­ing colours and shapes of the 1960s for its an­nual ad­di­tion to its Six­ties Col­lec­tion. The two new timepieces, the Six­ties and Six­ties Panorama Date (pic­tured right), are out­fit­ted with a stun­ning green dial crafted in the watch­maker’s own dial man­u­fac­tory and are avail­able for a lim­ited pe­riod of one year only. Sig­na­ture fea­tures of the watches in­clude domed sap­phire crys­tals, curved hands and Ara­bic numer­als but the most strik­ing ef­fect is the green dial with its shad­ing rang­ing from a light green in the cen­tre to a darker one on the domed pe­riph­ery of the dial. With the help of a 60-tonne press, the brass dial blank is im­printed with the in­tri­cate pat­tern of a guil­loche stamp and to ob­tain the shad­ing ef­fect the dial is given a gal­vanic base coat fol­lowed by lay­ers of coloured lac­quer and in a fi­nal step a black lac­quer is ap­plied with a spe­cial spray gun, which pro­duces, de­pend­ing upon the an­gle at which the gun is held, an in­di­vid­ual colour gra­di­ent ren­der­ing each dial unique. The di­als are then fired at high tem­per­a­ture to burn in the colour. - P.V.

Glashütte Orig­i­nal Bou­tique 6 rue de la Paix (2nd), 01 58 62 11 10

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