BY IRINA LYTCHAK

As one of Germany’s top watchmaking brands, Glashütte Original doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the recent release of the Spezialist Collection.

Launched in November of 2019, the line includes a brand new selection of SeaQ dive watches, amongst them, the regal SeaQ Panorama Date – the crown jewel of the collection.

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Inspired by the Spezimatic Type RP TS 200, the SeaQ Panorama Date is specially designed for divers, and similar to the other new models in the collection, like the original SeaQ and the limited edition SeaQ 1969.

What sets the SeaQ Panorama Date apart from its kin is its larger 43.2mm diameter and an impressive water resistance of 300 meters. Each watch boasts Super-LumiNova coated dial, indices and hands, a black or blue sunburst dial, and a sapphire crystal. The standout feature is the signature grand date complication at the 4 o’clock mark, distinguishing the SeaQ Panorama Date from its 1960s and 70s predecessors.

Finally, packaged in a sleek stainless steel case, in both polished and satin finished surfaces, this watch wouldn’t be complete without an unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel and powered by Glashütte Original’s modern automatic movement, the Calibre 36.

Ranging between $10,600 and $15,200, the SeaQ Panorama Date is currently available through Knar Jewellery, which has been partnered with Glashütte Original for nearly a decade and carries a well-rounded selection of the brand’s refined timepieces.

“Like many of the other products we carry, Glashütte Original was a brand that we admired for a long time,” says John Van de Kamer, General Manager, Knar Jewellery. “The brand’s classic designs are a perfect fit for our overall offering and some of its unique movements really appealed to our watch craft sensibility. Since we first started working with them, they have expanded their collections to include perpetual movements, sport models (the new Glashütte Original SeaQ), innovative movements in steel cases (the Glashütte Original PanoInverse), and moon phase timepieces (the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar).”

With a rich 41-year-old history, Knar Jewellery has evolved from a small shop in Guelph, Ontario, to one of the top independent jewellers in Canada, with three locations across the province. A family-owned business, Knar specializes in fine jewellery, accessories, and watches from other luxury brands like Rolex, Grand Seiko, Chopard, and Tag Heuer.

And since the store’s clientele continue to express a growing appreciation for brand innovation, Knar Jewellery is heading into 2020 with plans to continue to expand its already robust and striking collection of high-end timepieces.