The Sport Evolution Collection: High-end watchmaking craft for all occasions

by 15 June 2010

Summer is upon us. To respond to the high demands and needs of its customers – from sky-diving adventures to lying in the sun on the deck of a yacht, watch manufactory Glashütte Original is proud to highlight the Sport Evolution collection and its impressive range of watches. “Evolution” is a key term. The engineers at Glashütte Original work constantly to provide the utmost flexibility under all conditions, offering watches ready for the challenges of any season.

Two model variations from this expressive collection – Sport Evolution Impact Chronograph (image) for him and Sport Evolution M for her – are strong candidates to become constant companions in all situations that life has to offer.

At the heart of the development of the Sport Evolution Impact Chronograph was a tough technical challenge: to achieve optimum protection of the movement. In co-operation with the Fraunhofer technology development group in Stuttgart, Glashütte Original created a material that is ideally suited to form the basis of four red shock-absorbing elements. These components function as the fixation points for the movement and dial and make the connection with the case. The shock absorption system assures optimum reliability and accuracy even under extreme conditions – absorbing more than 60% of shocks. The Sport Evolution Impact Chronograph thus enables its wearer to step up with confidence to the challenges of an action-oriented vacation or to look simply stylish and relaxed.

Thanks to the contrast between the black dial and the contrasting red elements, the chronograph display is pulled subtly into the spotlight. The baton markers and the hands are inlaid with SuperLumiNova for better legibility, even at night. Rate precision, accurate to the second, is underscored by the red second numerals circumscribing the dial.

This sporty timekeeper features a clearly arranged tachymeter-bezel. The heart of the watch is the caliber 39-31, which guarantees an absolutely precise rate. A concave sapphire crystal back is shaped to fit the wearer’s wrist.

With its case diameter of 37 mm, the Sport Evolution M certainly has a strong “family feeling” with the larger Sport Evolution models. Designed to appeal to ladies yet retaining a strong, confident side, the timekeeper is outfitted with a black carbon dial combined with silver-colored appliqués. The solid, shock-resistant case crafted in polished and satin-finished stainless steel with crown protection offers optimal safety for the finely finished caliber 39-21. The sapphire crystal case back presents a view of characteristic Glashütte Original elements such as the swan-neck fine adjustment, the skeletonized rotor, and the three-quarter plate - all at a water resistance of 10 ATM.

The distinctive character of the Sport Evolution M and Sport Evolution Impact Chronograph carries over to their straps and bracelets. Both watches are available with a choice of either a Trieste strap with a contrasting red seam or with a metal bracelet developed especially for Glashütte Original. The outstanding workmanship of the specially designed stainless steel bracelet ensures a perfect fit. The patented, innovative closing and adjusting mechanism makes it easy to adjust the individual length of the bracelet. A double security mechanism with two buttons on either side prevents accidental opening of the clasp, offering additional security for sporting professionals and active participants in the outdoor life.

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