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Baselworld 2018: Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition

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Glashütte Original has taken the traditional perpetual calendar complication and put it inside a contemporary designed a watch with a unique skeletonized dial and layout. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition is presented in a 42 mm x 12.8 mm white gold case, powered by in-house automatic caliber 36-02, which measures 32.2 mm x 7.35 mm, beats at 4Hz, has 49 jewels, a variable inertia balance wheel with 4 gold regulation screws, and a silicon balance spring. The power reserve is an impressive 100-hours. Through the caseback, you can see the nicely finished movement which features polished steel parts, polished/blued screws, three-quarter plate/ balance cock/rotor with Glashütte stripes, beveled edges, and a skeletonized rotor 21K gold oscillation weight. Visible in the center of the openworked dial is the back of the mainplate which has an intricate guilloche decoration, with

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Glashutte Original Senator Chronograph Capital Edition

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The new Glashutte Original Senator Chronograph Capital Edition measures 42 mm x 14.6 mm and is limited to 100 pieces in steel, 25 pieces in red gold, and 5 pieces in platinum. The dials are made in-house and come in either Bourbon Gray or Dry Ice for the platinum model. The brownish-gray sunburst is different from the standard color hues typically offered by watch companies, which may appeal to some. A power indicator is subtly integrated into the running small seconds counter at 9 o’clock which is a nice touch. Finally, the movement, caliber 37 which we photographed here, is beautifully embellished, although not to quite the same level you see from Glashutte Original’s neighbor A. Lange & Sohne. Retail for the Senator Chronograph Capital Edition steel version is $14,900 which is not so bad for an in-house column-wheel equipped

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Pre-Baselworld: Sixties Iconic Square Chronograph Collection

Glashütte Original will debut an all-new square-shaped cushion case watch collection at Baselworld next month called the Sixties Iconic Square Chronograph. Consisting of five variations, all housed in 41.35 x 41.35 mm (12.6 mm thick) stainless steel cases, the Sixties Iconic Square is similar to the round shaped, time-only Sixties Iconic collection that was launched in 2015, particularly in that both have funky colored dials. The watch is powered by an automatic caliber 39-34 which measures 31.15 mm x 7.2 mm, beats at 4Hz (28,800 vph), has 51 jewels, and a 40-hour power reserve. Visible through a clear caseback, the movement has a Glashütte three-quarter plate with Glashütte stripe decoration, along with bevelled edges, and a 21K gold oscillating weight. There are 5 dial colors as follows Graphite, Ocean, Forest, Fire, and Tangerine. And you can read about the manufacturing

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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

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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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