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Dark Blue Grain

Glashutte Original will introduce a new version of the Senator Chronometer at Baselworld, with a dark blue grain, textured dial. The varnish blue-grain dial with engraved silver Roman numerals and railroad chapter ring – made in Glashutte Original’s Pforzheim dial factory – turns an existing timepiece, into something totally new. The dial features multiple layers of lacquer that are applied and dried until the desired shade and texture are achieved. Every detail is meticulously executed, including the engraved and galvanized silver railroad chapter ring and Roman numeral hour markers. Complementing the beauty of the dial are slim poire hands in polished white gold, creating an excellent juxtaposition against the dark blue grain background. Uniquely, when the crown is pulled out to set the time the seconds hand jumps to 12 o’clock and stops. And, because the minute hand jumps in

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Introducing the Sixties Iconic Collection

Jason Pitsch

German watchmaker Glashutte Original recently debuted five new Senator Sixties models in with new offbeat dials: Red, Golden, Aqua, Brown and Grey. These are not just new dial colorways, though, instead each dial has been created by an elaborate process that results in a distinctive appearance and highlights the brand’s in-house dial making capabilities. All five dials have been finished using the so-called dégradé effect, which according to the manufacture,” is achieved using an extremely complex and time-consuming process in Glashütte Original’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany. In this process the dials are first galvanised with great care; layers of lacquer are added by hand in a series subsequent steps. Throughout, the process is repeatedly brought to a halt to allow the result to be examined by an experienced set of eyes.” In the final step, each dial has

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The new Glashutte Original Senator Observer Hands-On

Glashutte Original debuted a redesigned version of the Senator Observer at Baselworld last month. The key changes are a new matte black lacquer dial and lance-shaped hands. This watch does have word “Observer” in its name, however, it’s not an “observatory chronometer,” nor is it a “marine chronometer.” Those timepieces have been thoroughly tested to guarantee a high level of accuracy, especially for navigation and scientific exploration, whereas the Senator Observer has a very legible display, a characteristic of an “observatory chronometer,” it is actually a “deck watch.” Interestingly, deck watches were originally used in conjunction with the marine chronometer aboard a ship to transfer time from the chronometer to the deck to time sextant measurements. This allowed the chronometer to be kept near the center of the ship to reduce the negative effect of rolling and pitching, and to

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New versions of the PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve

Glashütte Original recently previewed some updates to their PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve models. There are four new models in total. Two PanoMaticLunar versions, one in red gold with a matte black dial, and that other in polished/satin brushed stainless steel with a a dark blue dial. The PanoReserve also has two new references, with the exact same dial/case combinations. The PanoMaticLunar case measures 40 mm by 12.7 mm and is powered by the in-house automatic winding caliber 90-02 that runs at 4Hz, has 47 jewels, a free sprung balance and a 42-hour power reserve. Features: hours and minutes (off-center), small second (off-center), second stop, Panorama Date, moon phase display; exquisitely finished movement, bevelled/polished edges, polished and brushed steel parts, blued screws, hand engraved balance bridge, Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish, duplex swan-neck fine adjustment, off-centre skeletonized rotor with 21-carat gold

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Hands-On with the new Senator and Seventies Chronographs

At Baselworld 2014, the Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date and Senator Chronograph Panorama Date collections were re-launched with the new manufacture caliber 37 chronograph movement inside. The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date comes in a stainless steel cushion-shaped case that is reminiscent of the 1970s, and measures 40 mm by 40 mm. It is available in a blue (shown), ruthenium or silver dial, with a matching Louisiana alligator leather strap, or an optional black rubber strap or steel bracelet. The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date comes in a round rose gold or platinum case that measures 42 mm by 14 mm. The platinum version has a cabochon set into the crown while the red gold version is signed with the “GG” logo. The platinum case has a hand-finished silver dial and the red gold case has a lacquered silver grained dial.

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PHOTO REPORT: Glashutte Original Caliber 37 Chronograph Launch Party

Last week, to celebrate the launch of their all new chronograph, caliber 37, Glashutte Original hosted a party at the Sky Room of the New Bowery Museum in NYC. Then entire top floor of the Sky Room was setup as an exhibition featuring important vintage timepieces that make up Glashutte Original’s history, along with a watchmaking bench where a watchmaker from Glashütte was demonstrating a few of the assembly steps required for the new caliber 37 manufacture chronograph movement. Partially disassembled Glashutte Original caliber 37 movement The watchmaker explained to PROFESSIONAL WATCHES that the new movement has a 70-hour power reserve thanks to a redesigned single barrelmainspring that is longer, as well increased efficiency created from having a free-sprung balance. The caliber 37 is an integrated column-wheel chronograph with a flyback mechanism and a panoramic date feature as well as

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Introducing the Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse

At Baselworld next month German watchmaker Glashütte Original will launch the PanoMaticInverse, based on the manually wound PanoInverse XL that was released in 2008, but with an automatic movement and a Panoramic date instead of a retrograde power reserve indicator.

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Hands-On with the Glashutte Original Senator Sixties in Blue

Glashutte Original launched a gorgeous new blue version of their classic Senator Sixties timepiece at Baselworld 2013 last week (available without date as shown, or with Panorama Date at 6 o’clock). The new timepiece is presented in the same sleek 39 mm x 9.4 mm polished stainless steel case as the previous versions. The same domed sapphire crystal and domed dial. What is new is the color of the dial and the strap. The new dial is in galvanized blue with a sunburst decoration, the hands are made of white gold and feature luminous paint for nighttime legibility.

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Pre-Baselworld: Senator Panorama Date and Date Moon Phase

Glashütte Original just sent us a preview of their new Senator Panorama Date and Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase, which will be launched at Baselworld next month. Glashütte Original made a number of changes to the existing Senator Panorama Date collection, that they say results in both a classic and contemporary look. The bezel size has been reduced to make room for a lacquered silver-grain dial. Printed Roman numerals mark the hours, along with a classic black railroad chapter ring. The panorama date is presented in a black and ivory, matching the color of the dial. The hands are “poire” shaped and in blued-steel.

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Introducing the Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon

German watchmaker Glashutte Original’s new Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon comes in a relatively large 48 mm by 16 mm platinum case — at a time when the watch industry is moving towards smaller timepieces — but not without good reason. After all, it is packed with an impressive combination of complications: a world’s first combination of 37 time zones and a perpetual calendar, actually. All destination time and date changes are displayed correctly, thanks to the specially geared perpetual calendar mechanism, which registers changes in both directions, forwards and backwards in time — a function which is currently being patented. And that is not the only patent, there are actually three more. Also, as if that isn’t enough, the Cosmopolite is equipped with a flying minute tourbillon.

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