Glashütte Original has once again given an impressive performance at Baselworld, thanks to a confident brand presence and sensational new products. The Saxon manufactory presented refreshing new design variations of proven product lines to industry experts at the world’s largest watch and jewellery fair. A limited edition of the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar in white gold and annual editions of the Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date models with striking green dials proved the most spectacular of the new entries, as expected, but the other new versions of successful timepieces were equally well received.
“Our new watches enhance our collection, and not simply as mechanical masterpieces: each of them has its own particular story to tell”, said Thomas Meier, CEO, Glashütte Original. “As a result we gave the experts a great deal to talk about, fired up our retailers and made a visit to our stand a must for countless visitors and representatives of the press. We are very pleased to see the high levels of interest in our manufactory and collection and consider the exceptionally positive feedback to be a confirmation of our product strategy.”
The Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is not a affordable watch, but people get it to the instance design, detailing, and of course, that the in-house-made movement. As I said before, it will take a relatively experienced watch lover to really appreciate all the details and one of a kind style here. It is all about the case, movement, dialup, and bracelet – all of which can be made in Germany.As all watches are sold or passed over due to their dial, let’s discuss the one on this Seventies Chronograph for an instant. This version is in a sunburst metallic blue, and this is produced by Glashütte Original by their own dial-maker which is situated elsewhere in the country, in Pforzheim, Germany. The blue isn’t just chemically applied, but done utilizing a carefully designed technique with layers of varnish. Blue is a favorite choice for watch dials now, which is a good thing as it delivers a more inviting color than gray, and is a little more friendly than, say, black, white, or silver. With that said, the challenge in making a good blue dial will be in receiving both the specific right shade and completing. Too light or dark and it can easily ruin the appeal; too matte and it may look cheap; too glossy and it can affect legibility. So when you see a blue-colored dial that is done correctly, it’s easy to enjoy it.
Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar – Limited Edition © Glashütte Original
Again this year, visitors to Glashütte Original’s elaborately constructed three-story stand at the fair were met with a wealth of interactive elements. Expansive touch screens offered in-depth, detailed information about the manufactory and its hand-crafted products. In the elegant company of Swatch Group’s other prestige and luxury brands, the rich traditions of the art of watchmaking were also well represented: artfully arranged components, movements and, of course, the multifaceted timepieces in the Saxon manufactory’s current collection, all contributed to an impressive presence under the spotlights.
© Glashütte Original
Glashütte Original took the occasion of the world’s biggest watch and jewellery fair to enhance its collection with promising new products: The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar – Limited Edition, a special edition based on the award-winning Calibre 36 movement and limited to 100 pieces, attracted considerable interest. Although the special edition took the lead role, contemporary versions of the intelligent time zone watch, the Senator Cosmopolite, the high-contrast Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and two elegant models in the Senator Excellence line proved no less capable of attracting attention.
Senator Chronograph Panorama Date © Glashütte Original
The presentation of annual editions of the Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date was a veritable highlight for Glashütte Original: with their cool vintage design, the irresistible green hue of the dials, and striking textured surfaces, the two models cast a spell on visitors, industry professionals and retailers alike.
Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date © Glashütte Original