These Glashütte Original Watches Evoke a Timeless Spirit for Adventure

Watches offer so much more to us than the simple facet of time telling. They have the duality to measure the seconds, minutes, and hours, all while awakening musings of a specific moment—an adventure of the past, present, or future.

Glashütte Original timepieces have long shared a kinship with automobiles. Engineered with extreme technicality precision and timeless craftsmanship, both serve as optimal vehicles for conjuring up some of our most precious memories, while serving as perfect companions to accompany you as you create new ones.

Into the Abyss

Glashütte Original’s SeaQ Panorama Date draws its influence from nature and the peaceful harmony of our ecosystem. At first glance, its reed green dial is outfitted with a coordinating unidirectional rotating bezel with half-minute detent. The serene shade is reminiscent of the lush foliage surrounding the Hochschwab Mountains in Styria, Austria where during the fall and winter seasons, the picturesque scene includes snow-capped peaks. Come spring and summer, the snow melts from the mountaintops and the runoff completely submerges the greenery at the foothills below—creating a magical, emerald-green lake known as the Grüner See. Once a popular sight for local divers, many would flock with wetsuits, regulators, and oxygen tanks to get a glimpse of the ethereal underwater landscape. While Grüner See sits seemingly tucked away in the Austrian countryside, it poses the perfect opportunity to venture off the beaten trail. With alpine terrain to negotiate, we’d take advantage of a fully-equipped, vintage sport utility vehicle and its ability to effortlessly move between rocky dirt paths while strewing mud across its oversized fender flares.

SeaQ Panorama Date

Glashütte Original

There are plenty of parallels to draw between Glashütte Original’s SeaQ Panorama Date and the iconic, tank-like 4×4 that came to fruition in the late Seventies (not too far down the road in Graz, Austria). The stainless steel, metal bracelet and particularly shock-proof 36-13 mechanical movement are evocative of the ultra-high-strength body structure and aluminum paneling of a stalwart SUV—both developed with the same sporty, go-anywhere attitude and refinement. Whether your adventures into the mountainside keep you on land or in the water, know that the SeaQ Panorama Date is equipped for either. It has a water resistance of 30 bar (300 meters) and a power reserve of 100 hours. Its scratch-resistant bezel with ceramic inlay offers amazing resilience, while the numerals and indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova® so you can see them on night dives too. It has been carefully assembled to meet all the requirements set by the DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 standards for professional diving watches. And it has been rigorously vetted through a 24-day series of evaluations known as the Excellence Test, so you can trust its reliability as you descend into the depths.

Over the Moon

South America has been the site of many long distance, off-road rallies for decades. And while scuba divers say that the journey below sea level is the closest you’ll feel to being on the moon, it’s in Chile’s Atacama Desert that distant galaxies feel close enough to reach out and touch.

PanoMaticLunar

Glashütte Original

Each year, thousands of endurance racing competitors take to the southern continent on two wheels and four. Traveling across grueling stretches of unforgiving topography, these weary and fearless travelers find solace in the vast beauty of the Atacama Desert. Channeling that same curiosity and penchant for exploration, Glashütte Original’s PanoMaticLunar evokes the beauty and serenity of the desert sky at nightfall. Crafted with a focus on impeccable details, it harnesses the same unique, eye-catching flair as a shooting star. Its 40 mm circular case houses a 90-02 automatic movement with an asymmetrical configuration and filigreed dials that follow the Golden Ratio—a legendary law of divine proportion and aesthetic harmony in mathematics and design. Its intricate, off-center hour and minute hands are balanced alongside Glashütte Original’s hallmark Panorama Date display and feature an elaborate, star-studded moon phase indicator that rotates between waxing and waning crescents on a 29.53 day orbit.

The PanoMaticLunar’s monochromatic, silver-toned color palette comes complete with a galvanic gray dial accented by white gold hands and Super-LumiNova® inlays—each serving as a nod to the celestial bodies that influence it. It’s paired with a coordinating, technical fabric strap that adds a touch of sporty elegance and leaves you feeling ready to conquer uncharted roads ahead. Using the North Star as your guide, follow in the fearless footsteps (and tire treads) of the navigators that came before you by taking to the desert terrain in a rally-ready classic car with a retractable roof that offers optimal viewpoints for stargazing. It’s easy to get lost in the tiny touches of the PanoMaticLunar, similar to the way you can become adrift in the cosmic skyline on view from an open-air convertible.

Track of Time

Back on Earth, land-preferential rocket ships have taken to the tarmac at Watkins Glen International in New York State since 1948. And like timepieces, racetracks unlock the history of motorsports’ past—commemorating wins, rivalries, close calls, and celebrations. A previous site for the United States Grand Prix from the Sixties to the Eighties, weekend jaunts to The Glen quickly became an autumn tradition. With orange foliage all around, the race track is not only iconic in itself, but the surrounding, snaking country roads are the perfect setting to unleash a nimble, two-door coupe with a notable winning heritage—preferably with a naturally aspirated flat-six and a manual gearbox.

Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashütte Original

And as it goes in car racing, every second counts, which is precisely why the timepiece you wear matters. Some of the world’s first chronograph wrist watches were primarily used to calculate lap times of automobile racers and Glashütte Original’s Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date embodies the signature nostalgia of the decade. Its stainless steel case encapsulates the era’s design movement—distinctive and retro-modern, its dynamic lines and rounded corners mimic both the smooth flow of a racing line and the streamlined shape of ground effect, open-wheeled race cars of the time. Created with a galvanized, dark blue dial that brings to mind an analog tachometer gauge, it fastens with a calfskin strap that will develop a unique patina over time—mirroring the look and feel of leather interiors in a vintage sports car, further adding to its retro panache. It is complemented with rhodium-plated indexes and hands coated with Super-LumiNova® that are delicately mounted by skilled artisans.

The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date symbolizes an effervescent feeling for life— inspired by the fast lane, but equally suited when you want to unwind and slow down for a bit. Its hand-finished 37-02 automatic movement has been designed in-house by the Saxon manufactory with a smooth and quick responding column-wheel switch and a superior power reserve up to 70 hours. The highly refined finishes emulate the painstaking detail and engineering that goes into creating such powerful driving machines.

Glashütte Original combines over a century of German tradition with state-of-the-art innovation in its mastery of transportive watchmaking. Regardless of your next sojourn—whether it comes by way of land, space, or sea—the right timepiece possesses the unique ability to inspire your destination and bring you back to those moments long after your adventures draw to a close.