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2019-05-21

GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL SeaQ PANORAMA DATE

This is the SeaQ Panorama Date, available with either a black or sunburst blue dial, it joins the SEAQ and SeaQ 1969 diver’s models which are GO’s first dedicate diver’s watches released in a very long time.

While the purists among us won’t usually appreciate a large date aperture on a divers face, it is nevertheless an important feature of the watch.



The characteristic big date is a typical feature of Glashütte Original. Giving this slightly larger version of the SeaQ its name, it has by all accounts been harmoniously positioned at 4 o’clock where it blends into the dial thanks to a color-coded window.

The dial which can be optioned in either black or blue with a sunray finish has the same style of hands, applied Arabic numerals and indexes as other SeaQ models. They come in either green on the black dial or white with blue dial.



The SeaQ Panorama Date, is a slightly more capable diver than its smaller family members with a water-resistance up to 30 bar, approximately 300 meters, so should better suit the professional diver.

Powering the SeaQ Panorama Date is the GO Manufacture Caliber 36. This means that not only does it meet the stringent DIN and ISO standards for diver’s watches, but that it has also undergone the same demanding 24-day test.



It comes with an individual certification document showing its successful completion of the test.

Glashütte’s watchmakers have adapted their award-winning Caliber 36 to better suit underwater timekeeping.



The 36-13 version beats within a 43.2mm Stainless steel case and is optimally configured, as always, with regard to GO’s four principles: precision, stability, running-time and aesthetics.

The bayonet mounting ensures that the movement is anchored in the case for particularly effective shock-resistance.



It features a remarkable 100-hours of autonomy while an Si balance spring enables reliably high-rate precision – above or below the waves.

Its water-resistance is enhanced by numerous details, such as a screw-down crown and a centrally screwed-down Sapphire crystal case-back which affords views of the highly decorated Cal. 36.



As a DIN and ISO tested diver’s watch it meets the most stringent German and international quality standards in terms of legibility, water, shock and corrosion resistance as well as many other criteria.

As certified diver’s watches, it features a unidirectional diver’s bezel with a ceramic inlay and 12hr lumed marker.



Large printed / applied hour markers and indexes are highlighted with SuperLumiNova, as are the hour, minute and second hands. They glow with a blue hue through an anti-reflective-treated Sapphire crystal.

The SeaQ Panorama Date is offered with three strap versions: a stable, flat Stainless steel bracelet with 8-step fine adjustment mechanism; a robust, water-resistant nylon mesh strap, and a distinctive rubber strap with embossed design.



Thoughts? In isolation this is a good looking diver; however it was released alongside a better looking watch that offered a little more heritage in terms of its style.

However the SeaQ Pan Date has more than a saving grace or two. Firstly it is imo better sized for the average man and for the diver it is a little more robust in its build. Besides this it also has a more advanced movement.What do you think?

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