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Glashütte Original has expanded its SeaQ diver’s line to include a new 39.5mm variant in blue.
The SeaQ family currently offers models in two case sizes; the SeaQ 1969 and SeaQ in 39.5mm and the SeaQ Panorama Date in 43.2mm.
The latter debuted in blue with a big date. Today you can get that same lovely galvanic blue sunray finished dial in the more modestly sized 39.5mm case with a small date. The case thickness, btw is 12.15mm.
Like that model, this new SeaQ’s intense blue dial is accompanied by a dazzling blue bezel, not a Sapphire crystal inlay likes its larger sibling, rather a high-tech, scratch-resistant ceramic inlay.
I could mention how blue is evocative of the ocean or that it’s the last color on the spectrum to remain visible as you descend into the deep or some other fluff.
But it’s simply the latest variant in the SeaQ’s ever expanding family however it does just happen to be a particularly appealing look.
Now all GO need to do is offer just one more blue variant, only with vintage lume –would surely be their coup de grâce!
The dial of this particular model is with white applied numerals and indexes with SuperLumiNova inlays and white hands also with SLN inlays.
GO introduced the SeaQ diver’s watches as part of their new Spezialist collection last year. They drew inspiration for the collection from their OG diver’s watch, the Spezimatic Type RP TS 200 from 1969.
Like all SeaQ’s (except the new RED GOLD models that is), this model has a Stainless steel case. And like all 39.5mm models it has a water-resistance of 200 meters.
It was also TESTED for conformance with DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 standards and so meets the most rigorous German and international quality standards in terms of water-resistance, legibility, shock resistance, resistance to salt-water corrosion and many other criteria.
Its case-back has been engraved, aligned and then secured in place with a threaded bottom ring. The alignment if I am correct means the engraved motif always remains perfectly balanced after it has been removed and placed back.
The engraving shows the trident maritime symbol, the Glashütte Original double-G and 20 waves, which represent the 20-bar water resistance, also DIN 8306 which relates to its conformity.
The watch is powered by a GO manufactory Caliber 39-11 automatic movement which features a running time of 40 hours, a second-stop function and a date window at 3 o’clock.
The Cal. 39-11 also boasts an exquisite finishing with a skeletonized rotor with heavy metal oscillation weight beveled edges polished steel parts polished screws Glashütte stripe finish swan-neck fine adjustment.
Finally this new blue SeaQ is available with three strap versions: a black rubber strap with relief pattern, a water-resistant blue nylon mesh strap and a Stainless steel bracelet with 8-step fine adjustment mechanism.
Price is available upon request from all authorized GO dealers, worldwide.
Thoughts? Super nice! If you like me you feel 39.5mm is too small, as previously mentioned there’s the 300m, 43.2mm, PAN DATE. What do think – nicer than Rolex?