The latest Senator Chronometer from Glashütte Original displays a captivating mix of extraordinary silver radiance and deep blue tones reminiscent of the bubbly patterns of rolling ocean waves. This model continues the tradition of exceptional precision while maintaining excellent legibility. It lives up to the contemporary heir to the renowned precision timekeeping legacy of Glashütte.
The title Chronometers are not just given randomly and quickly. It’s reserved for a specific generation’s most accurate timepieces. Chronometers were used in the 18th and 19th centuries to navigate the high seas. Marine Chronometers from Glashutte won worldwide acclaim due to their reliability and accuracy. Now, Glashutte Original took inspiration from the original design. Not only that, but they also took the importance of reliability. The watch was put into a controlled 15-day test run where it was examined in various positions and temperatures by the independent Thuringian office of weights and measures. The watch then gets certified as a chronometer if it passes.
The Senator Chronometer represents the pinnacle of German precision engineering. It also seamlessly blends mechanical intricacy with classic elements and timeless elegance. The fresh iteration of the watch brings a new dimension to this collection, characterized by its silver-blue palette. This version combines traditional methods with contemporary demands. The dial and movement have undergone a meticulous silver plating process. In the new approach, a mixture of fine silver powder, salt, and water is meticulously laid by hand, resulting in a delicate and shimmering texture. Afterwards, these components receive a galvanic grey layer, complemented by polished and blued hands and appliques to finish the design.
The silver-blue hue of the dial served as the start of the watch’s other elements. The 42mm white gold case displays the watchmakers’ intricate hand-polishing and satin brushing work. There are Sapphire crystals on both the front for optimal visibility and the back for enjoyment. The watch’s features are carefully thought out, creating a clear and harmonious layout. The famous Panorama Date of the brand is positioned at 3 o’clock, accompanied by a running-time indicator and an unobtrusive day/night indicator just below 12 o’clock. During the period from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning, a black dot appears to indicate the nighttime hours. Completing the watch’s sleek impression is a dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with a foldover clasp in white gold.
The Senator Chronometer is powered by a manual winding in-house Calibre 58-08. This movement boasts a power reserve of 44 hours and 4hz. It also features a second-stop mechanism by pulling out the crown. It halts the time display and resets the second hand to zero, holding it in that position for easy time adjustment. Owners will not be disappointed with the manual winding Calibre 58-08. The exquisite finishing displays Glashütte’s watchmaking expertise. This finishing includes the recognizable three-quarter plate, meticulously mounted gold chatons, and the intricately engraved balance cock.
The new silver-blue edition of the Senator Chronometer will be accessible at Glashütte Original Boutiques and select global retailers from August 2023.
You can learn more about the watch here.
|Movement||Manual winding, Calibre 58-08, silver plated by friction,
galvanised grey, finely finished movement
|Functions||Hour, minute and small second, Panorama Date, running
time display, day/night indicator, certified chronometer
|Frequency||28,800 A/h, equivalent to 4 Hz|
|Balance||Screw balance with 18 weighted screws, galvanic rhodium
|Case||White gold, polished and satin-brushed, engraved case back
with sapphire crystal, water resistant to 5 bar
|Dimensions||Diameter: 42 mm, height: 11.4 mm|
|Dial||Silver plated by friction, galvanised grey, Roman numeral
appliques in solid gold with blue coating, railroad chapter ring
and lettering printed in blue
|Strap||Dark blue Louisiana Alligator leather, white gold foldover