Glashütte Original Spezialist SeaQ – $8,700 to $9,900
Glashütte Original has released several interesting vintage-inspired models over the past few years, but one of the most attention-grabbing is also one of their latest additions in the Spezialist SeaQ. The 2019 reissue is based upon the 1969 Spezimatic Typ RP TS 200, produced by the German watchmaker’s then East German, state-owned forebearer Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB). Initially, the new watch was released in a more faithful limited edition model complete with green hands contrasting to the black dial and its faux patina accents, but now the watch is available as part of the brand’s permanent collection with an all fauxtina styling.
As for specs, the 200m water resistant diver features a 39.5-mm steel case with squared-off lugs, a large prominent crown, and a simple unidirectional diving bezel with white accents. The dial of the watch recalls the retro style seen on the original East German dive watch, complete with alternating printed oversized Arabic and rectangular hour markers, a simple white minute ring, 3 o’clock date window, and arrow/sword hand configuration. The watch is powered by the brand’s in-house caliber 39-11, with the excellently finished movement hidden and protected via a solid engraved case back.
The Spezialist SeaQ begins in price at $8,700 equipped on either a tropic rubber or canvas strap, and $9,900 secured on a triple link steel bracelet. Glashütte Original