Glashütte Original Pays Homage To A Decade Full Of Originality With The Latest Sixties Small Second

by Sameera Gamage

The latest timepiece unveiled by Glashütte Original is a celebration of a decade in our history that shaped the course of the future, not only for watches but for society in general. A decade bursting with creative energy, where people created original, timeless classics by experimenting with colours, shapes, and sounds.

The 1960s left a huge impression on modern society. It left a lasting impression through the release of music, fashion, and architecture, all of which can be seen and heard throughout the world. The 1960s were all about self-expression, the desire for change, and expanding one’s horizon. This form of self-expression is something that Glashütte Original is all too familiar with. Finding new paths through creativity and originality, these values from the Sixties still give inspiration to the watchmaker even today.

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A timepiece in celebration of this historic decade, Glashütte Original is releasing the all-new Sixties Small Second. The watchmaker is bringing the Sixties to the modern era with this latest release, with a healthy dose of timeless originality. This, however, is not the first Sixties model in Glashütte Original’s lineup. The Sixties models actually form a vital part of Glashütte Original’s Vintage Collection, which consist of timepieces like the three-hander or Panorama Date, with the latter being available in either chronograph or a colorful limited edition. The retro look with a touch of modernity in this vintage collection is being loved by fans all around the world.

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The latest Sixties Small Second is being presented in a 42mm rose gold case with a brass-made galvanic silver-opaline dial. The retro look is retained with the inscriptions of the dial, which include the Glashütte Original inscription under the 12 o’clock hour marker, as well as the Arabic 3, 9, and 12-hour indices. The rest of the hour indices are done in baton style and along with the hour and minute hands, are colour matched to the rose gold case.

Elegant galvanic silver dial

The galvanic silver dial comes with a fine vinyl-type finish, which gives it a smooth yet shine-like appearance. The 6 o’clock position is what sets this three-hander apart from the rest of the three-hander models in Glashütte Original’s vintage collection. A constant seconds sub-dial is shown, with the hand being the same finish as the hour and minute hands on the dial.

Glashütte Original is enhancing the retro image of the watch by giving the watch a matte green Louisiana alligator strap. It also gives this fashionable timepiece a more luxurious look as well, while the deep green gives a refreshing touch to the classic retro look.

1960s inspired Arabic hour indices

Inside the Sixties Small Seconds is Glashütte Original’s intricate automatic movement: the 39-60 manufacture calibre. This 39-60 calibre movement operates at a frequency of 28,800 VpH (4Hz), with the high frequency giving accurate display for the hour, minute and small seconds display. The movement also delivers a power reserve of approximately 40 hours. Through the open case back, the beautifully refined decorative finishes of the movement can be admired. Finishes such as Glashütte stripes, bevelled edges, polished screws and the skeletonized rotor (21-carat gold) with its signature double-G logo.

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The fastest of the three-hander models in Glashütte Original’s vintage collection thanks to its high-frequency movement, this new Sixties Small Second’s is a beautifully designed retro-inspired timepiece with a touch of elegance. The matte green alligator strap was a strong choice for this watch, as when it’s paired against the rose gold case and galvanic silver-opaline dial it not only stands out on its own but also gives the watch a perfect addition of colour. The Sixties Small Second will be available for purchase worldwide from selected retailers and Glashütte Original boutiques worldwide from June 15th, 2023.

Reference: 1-39-60-01-01-04


  • Case: 42mm
  • Case Material: Rose gold
  • Dial: Brass material, Galvanic silver-opaline
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal, domed, anti-reflective on both sides
  • Water resistance: 30m (3bar)
  • Movement: Automatic, Calibre 39-60, finely finished
  • Power reserve: 40 hours
  • Strap: Matt green Louisiana alligator leather with rose gold pin buckle

Availability:  Selected retailers and Glashütte Original boutiques worldwide from June 15th, 2023.

Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: $24,000

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