Pic­ture of ex­cel­lence

GLASHÜTTE UN­VEILS ITS NEW CAL­I­BRE 36, HOUSED IN THE SEN­A­TOR EX­CEL­LENCE TIME­PIECE

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GLASHÜTTE ORIG­I­NAL RE­CENTLY launched the new Sen­a­tor Ex­cel­lence time­piece, which apart from look­ing par­tic­u­larly good in a clas­sic sort of way, is the first watch to fea­ture the brand’s new Cal­i­bre 36.

As they cre­ated the core move­ment, the Ger­man watch­maker’s de­sign­ers were guided by four prin­ci­ples—ex­treme sta­bil­ity in rate as well as over­all con­struc­tion; max­i­mum pre­ci­sion; ex­tended run­ning time; and an aes­thetic of time­less beauty. The brand says that the cal­iber rep­re­sents the quin­tes­sence of the man­u­fac­tory’s broad range of craft skills and is des­tined to serve as a solid foun­da­tion for fu­ture chal­lenges.

Re­li­a­bil­ity and ro­bust con­struc­tion have al­ways been val­ued highly in the mak­ing of watches at Glashütte Orig­i­nal. These time­pieces are made to ac­com­pany their own­ers re­li­ably as they go about their busy lives, and are duty-bound to up­hold the rep­u­ta­tion of their ‘Made in Ger­many’ seal of ori­gin.

Con­tribut­ing to sub­stan­tial sta­bil­ity as well is an in­no­va­tive bay­o­net mount used to set­tle the move­ment in the case—sim­i­lar to a bay­o­net mount for a cam­era lens. This ren­ders the con­struc­tion as a whole ex­tremely shock-re­sis­tant and, at the same time, easy to as­sem­ble and ser­vice.

The new cal­iber fea­tures, for the first time, a move­ment fit­ted with a sil­i­con hair­spring. Not only does the ma­te­rial ren­der the ul­tra-thin spring im­mune to changes in tem­per­a­ture and to mag­netic fields, but its os­cil­la­tion is ex­tremely isochronous. Its advantages are ide­ally matched to the me­chan­ics of the move­ment: a bi-di­rec­tional wind­ing mech­a­nism en­sures that the watch re­mains within the op­ti­mal charge range; a guar­an­tee for ex­cel­lent rate re­sults.

In ad­di­tion, a reg­u­la­tor-free os­cil­la­tion sys­tem makes it pos­si­ble to ad­just the rate us­ing weighted screws di­rectly on the bal­ance rim. The move­ment is tested and ad­justed by Glashütte Orig­i­nal in six dif­fer­ent po­si­tions—one more than a chronome­ter cer­ti­fi­ca­tion test would nor­mally re­quire.

The up­shot of all of this means that the cal­i­bre of­fers a power re­serve of over 100 hours.

In terms of the ex­te­rior, a slim bezel and the domed sap­phire crys­tal, anti-re­flec­tive on both sides, of­fer su­perb views and lend this time­piece its sim­ple el­e­gance. The finely ribbed crown bears the brand’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive dou­ble- Glashütte logo, car­ried by all me­chan­i­cal watches in the col­lec­tion. The pol­ished and satin-brushed sur­faces of the case re­flect the light and are har­mo­niously at­tuned to each other.

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