At the beginning of the month, we introduced to you the Reed Green dial variant of Glashütte Original’s SeaQ diving watch. The SeaQ represents the brand’s sportiest offering with a serious water-resistance rating and a serious level of build quality. To further diversify the range (and, I suspect, to allow it to compete with the Rolex Submariner on more levels), Glashütte Original has given the SeaQ a touch of gold with its newly unveiled two-tone edition.
As with the Reed Green variant, the only changes to the watch for the two-tone model are cosmetic. The case remains 39.5mm x 12.5mm, which is the perfect size for most people, although a little small for yours truly. The bezel grip, crown, hands and markers of this watch have been crafted from 18k yellow gold, showing off a more refined air to the otherwise quite tool-y SeaQ. It pairs well with most attire and also fits both men and women’s wrists nicely in the press-release photos. The 39.5mm size means this is more of a unisex model than a man’s watch.
Inside the 200m water-resistant case is the calibre 39-11, an in-house made movement from Glashütte Original that’s self-winding and has a 40-hour power reserve. It has a 4Hz beat rate too, and a fine level of finishing, which Glashütte Original refuses to show off with a sapphire crystal caseback. I’m not sure why this is. I found the view of a well-finished movement very appealing when I reviewed the steel version of this watch alongside its big brother.
The new bi-colour SeaQ from Glashütte Original comes on a deep blue fabric or rubber strap, matching the dial and bezel colours and evoking memories of the Spezimatic watches of the 60s and 70s. The price starts from €12,000 for one of these is.