The latest addition to the Senator Excellence family reveals the beauty and refined character of the movement to its full extent. From the moment it was launched in 2016, the innovative Calibre 36 set new standards in terms of precision, stability, running time and beauty. The new special edition takes up this central theme.
Skeletonizing has long been a fixture of the repertoire of a master watchmaker. Now Glashutte Original Pocket Watch Replica has made use of this technique to implement a fresh, modern design. Finely cut out from within the generous dimensions of the matte grey dial ring are the Panorama Date, moon phase, weekday, month and leap year displays, each accented discreetly with a stepped frame.
Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar – Limited Edition © Glashütte Original
The central cut-out shifts the centre of attention to the technical aspects of the galvanic grey module cover plate, whose openings reveal the interplay of the calendar discs. An elaborate guilloche decoration, crafted by hand in the watchmaker’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, adorns the movement’s cover plate.
A contemporary presentation of classic complications
Thanks to its sophisticated mechanism the perpetual calendar displays, along with hours, minutes and seconds, the day of the week, month, moon phase and leap year – all the while taking the lengths of the different months into account. In theory, at least, no manual correction will be required until the year 2100. Two characteristic complications have been added, the Panorama Date and the exquisitely crafted moon phase. The Panorama Date presents its large-format numerals on the same plane and without a vertical separation bar, while silver stars are set off against the moon phase display’s dark blue night sky.
A modern composition in blue and grey
In terms of colour, too, the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar – Limited Edition is anchored firmly in the 21st century. Set within a 42 mm white gold case, the matte grey dial ring with rhodium plated and polished index appliques and the galvanic grey module cover encounter blue accents. Among the latter are the dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap, traditional blued hands, the moon phase display’s galvanic blue night sky, along with the printed blue minute numerals on the railroad chapter ring, and the leap year indicator. Through the sapphire crystal on the back of the watch, one can observe the finely finished 36-02 automatic movement, which features a power reserve of at least 100 hours.
The Glashutte Original Replacement Watch Bands Replica Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is not a affordable watch, but folks get it for the instance design, detailing, and of course, the in-house-made movement. Like I said before, it will take a relatively experienced watch lover to really appreciate each detail and unique style here. It’s all about the case, motion, dial, and bracelet – all of which can be made in Germany.As all watches are sold or handed over because of their dial, let’s talk about the one on this Seventies Chronograph for a moment. This variant is in a sunburst metallic blue, which is produced by Glashütte Original by their very own dial-maker that’s located elsewhere in the nation, in Pforzheim, Germany. The blue is not just chemically employed, but done using a carefully designed technique with layers of varnish. Blue is a favorite choice for watch dials now, and that’s a good thing as it offers a more inviting color than grey, and is a bit more favorable than, say, black, white, or silver. With that said, the challenge in producing a fantastic blue dial will be in getting both the exact right shade and completing. Too dark or light and it can easily ruin the appeal; too matte and it can look cheap; overly glossy and it can affect legibility. So once you find a blue-colored dial that’s done right, it’s easy to appreciate it.
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An excellent, standard-setting movement
All models in the Senator Excellence family feature exceptional quality with respect to precision, stability, running time and beauty. And all provide proof of this claim in the form of an exclusive certificate confirming that each Senator Excellence timepiece has been thoroughly tested for 24 days in Saxon manufactory. An exclusive online portal also provides each watch’s owner access to comprehensive information regarding the various testing procedures, together with comprehensive test results for the watch.