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Glashütte Original's 60s-Inspired Square Watches Are Way Too Retro Cool

Five ways to dial it in.

German luxury watchmaker Glashütte Original is bringing out a cool new collection of square-cased 60s-inspired watches on the eve of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. 

The Square Collection of five chronographs made in Pforzheim, Germany are being issued in sets of just 25, on natty Louisiana alligator straps.

The design pays tribute to the Spezimatic launched by Glashütte's watchmakers in the mid-Sixties, with square cushion cases, domed dials, curved hands, and distinctive Arabic numerals. 

There are five colors in all – Sixties Iconic Forest, Sixties Iconic Ocean, Sixties Iconic Graphite, Sixties Iconic Tangerine and Sixties Iconic Fire, all powered by the company's Calibre 39-34 automatic movement.

Made using original tools and authentic methods from the 1960s, the watches' production process is very labor intensive, involving the application of colored lacquers from light centers to dark perimeters in a process known as the “dégradé effect” using a special spray gun which renders each dial unique.

So no need to wonder if it's time to buy a new watch....