Glashütte original unveils the latest edition of its Senator Chronometer
WITH THE most recent edition of its Senator Chronometer, the Glashütte original manufactory hopes to offer certified precision in a distinctive and expressive dark blue version.
The Senator Chronometer has been officially certified as a chronometer by the German Calibration Service. The colour blue, meanwhile, is inseparably bound up with the Glashütte original collection. For more than 20 years the brand has presented, again and again, exclusive timepieces in vibrant shades of blue, thus adding a modern, elegant nuance to the watchmaker’s classic colour palette.
The lacquer is applied and dried in several coats until the precise shade and texture desired are achieved. The same care is taken with all elements of the elaborate dial, as can be seen in the railroad chapter ring, the indexes and numerals, which are finely engraved and galvanised in silver.
Long, slim poire hands are polished in white gold.they glide along their paths above the power reserve and small seconds displays, which are turned deeply into the dial.
The dial is inspired by the famous marine chronometers of the past. in 2016 the Senator Chronometer appears in a newly designed white gold case with the Senator line’s slim bezel, which allows the dial to display its full splendour. This ensures not only generous views but makes it easier to read the different displays: the small seconds at 6 o’clock, for example, or the power reserve display at 12 o’clock.
The Senator Chronometer also presents the characteristic, colour-matched Glashütte original Panorama Date at 3 o’clock, along with a separate day-night display that simplifies setting of the date and is positioned in a round opening above the centre: from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening the small circle appears in white, from 6 in the evening on, in black. A midnight blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with a white gold foldover clasp rounds out the elaborate form of the new chronometer.