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Glashütte Orig­i­nal re­leases bou­tique edi­tions of Sen­a­tor Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar and Sen­a­tor Panorama Date Moon Phase

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Glashütte Orig­i­nal re­leases bou­tique edi­tions of Sen­a­tor Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar and Sen­a­tor Panorama Date Moon Phase

Bou­tiques are won­der­ful ve­hi­cles that al­low a brand to doc­tor the re­tail ex­pe­ri­ence down to the mil­lime­tre of its ide­alised imag­i­na­tion. It is the best way to show­case its watches, in the best en­vi­ron­ment, with in-house trained staff that com­mu­ni­cate only what is in line with its own pol­icy and strat­egy. If that were not enough, yet more per­sua­sion to visit a bou­tique comes from bou­tique­ex­clu­sive edi­tions that can­not be pro­cured else­where.

Glashütte Orig­i­nal re­cently added two watches to its bur­geon­ing bou­tique col­lec­tion – ex­clu­sively blue-di­alled vari­ants of the Sen­a­tor Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar and Sen­a­tor Panorama Date Moon Phase. The tex­tured blue dial that both watches share is in per­fect har­mony with the pol­ished steel cases, adding a dash of dy­namism to the clas­si­cal el­e­ments borne by the hands and rail­road track min­utes scale and Ro­man nu­mer­als, while of­fer­ing a mid­dle path tem­per­a­ment be­tween the black or sil­ver di­als of their sib­lings in the reg­u­lar range.

The Sen­a­tor Panorama Date Moon Phase is ar­guably among the most el­e­gant of moon phase watches, hand­somely and clearly laid out, with a self-wind­ing move­ment that of­fers a gen­er­ous 55hour power re­serve, and the large date dis­play is very easy on the eyes, to say the least. Even bet­ter is the pusher set flush with the case, that re­sets the sec­onds hand to zero, al­low­ing for very pre­cise time set­ting.

The even more prac­ti­cal op­tion would be the Sen­a­tor Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar, along­side which many per­pet­ual cal­en­dars sport­ing gold cases, sil­vered di­als, and myr­iad num­bered dis­plays can end up look­ing a lit­tle busy and even staid. The cal­en­dar re­quires no ad­just­ment till the year 2100, and all cal­en­dar in­for­ma­tion can be read log­i­cally in a sin­gle sweep across the dial, with a neat leap year in­di­ca­tor un­der “12”.

Both watches are avail­able ex­clu­sively at Glashütte Orig­i­nal bou­tiques in Dres­den, Paris, Geneva, Madrid, Dubai, Sin­ga­pore, Bei­jing, Shang­hai, Hong Kong, Ma­cau, and Tokyo. SEN­A­TOR PANORAMA DATE MOON PHASE MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing Cal­i­bre 100-04 with 55-hour power re­serve

CASE 40mm stain­less steel case with dis­play case back, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 50m

STRAP Louisiana Al­li­ga­tor leather with steel fold fas­tener PRICE $17,900 SEN­A­TOR PER­PET­UAL CAL­EN­DAR MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing Cal­i­bre 100-02 with 55-hour power re­serve

CASE 42mm stain­less steel case with dis­play case back, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 50m

STRAP Louisiana Al­li­ga­tor leather with steel fold fas­tener PRICE $34,600

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