GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL – Iconic Sixties

“Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizzz!” The onomatopoeic lyrics from “Comic Strip” performed by Serge Gainsbourg in 1967 epitomise the imaginative and free spirit of the 60s for me. Culturally, the world was changing: Audrey Hepburn embodied My Fair Lady, Andy Warhol printed Campbell’s soup cans and Mary Quant hit the streets of London in a mini skirt. In tribute to this creatively prolific time which produced the famous Spezimatic in 1964, Glashütte Original has unveiled a collection of five watches called Iconic Sixties. Some of the timepieces feature sunburst pop colours (turquoise for Aqua and orange red for Red) or more autumnal engraved patterns (chocolate for Brown and anthracite for Grey) on the domed dial. The indices and signature 60s Arabic hour numerals lie beneath baton-shape metallic hands powered by the self-winding 39-52 calibre housed in the 39mm steel case. Price: 6,300 CHF. Sharmila Bertin

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