Featured Glashütte Original Release

Release: Glashütte Original SeaQ Blue 39.5mm
Ref 1-39-11-09-81-08

Following last year’s release of the SeaQ models as the brand moves into the sports watch world.  This year, Glashütte Original is introducing another color into the line up with a beautiful navy blue sunray brush dial in a nice 39.5mm case!  This offers a nice contrast when compared with the current black dial version with aged lume markers and hands. 

Although we did see a blue dial in last year’s release with the panoramic date it was on the larger end of the spectrum at 43mm and 15.65mm tall.  This new SeaQ with a date at 3 o’clock and a much thinner profile of 12.15mm!

In addition, the black dial SeaQ have painted “old radium” markers while the new blue version have applied markers with white Super-Luminova, providing a nice modern feel to it.  The unidirectional ceramic blue bezel with 60 minute countdown matches nicely with the blue dial.  
The oversized hands carry over to this new model, offering great visibility and contrast in low light.  The date wheel is now blue, matching the blue dial unlike the black dial version with the white disc, which felt a bit out of place.

Beating inside is the robust 39-11 automatic movement with 40 hour power reserve and nicely finished with Glashutte ribbing, swap neck adjustment, and double G on the skeletonized rotor. 

Unfortunately it is hidden behind a closed caseback.  The watch is rated with 200 meters of water resistance and can be paired with a stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustments or matching blue nylon strap or black rubber strap.  

The new SeaQ model will be available in September in Glashutte Original boutiques and authorized dealers.  The price for the nylon and rubber version will be 8,500 Euros 

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  1. Loving this release, and I find it hard to find something not to like here. Size, thickness, date configuration (and color as you mention), movement, quality… it’s all there. No transparant caseback is to be expected since its toolwatch DNA (but yeah, the movement being so pretty, I wish we could see it :-)) My favourite SeaQ for sure. Thanks for the heads-up Jeff!

  2. This just bumped the Tudor BB58 Blue off the top of my wishlist! Totally different price point, I know, but it’s in a whole different league (apart from the 40 power reserve, there Tudor’s 70 hours has it beat).

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