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Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer

Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer
09.03.2016
This timepiece offers certified precision in an elegant dark blue version.

The term chronometer characterises the most precise timekeepers of their generation. At Glashütte Original, all movements are tested internally against the strictest criteria. The Senator Chronometer offers further evidence of its quality in the form of official certification as a chronometer by the German Calibration Service, and assumes with pride its role as contemporary heir to its predecessors in the art of precision timekeeping.

The new edition of the Senator Chronometer comes in a newly designed white gold case with the Senator line's characteristic slim bezel. The watch's deep blue tone emphasises the finely grained and lacquered surface of the dial, which was executed in the firm's own dial manufactory in Pforzheim. In careful, delicate detail work 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: the railroad chapter ring, the indexes and numerals, which are finely engraved and galvanised in silver. Long, slim poire hands in polished white gold glide along their paths above the power reserve and small seconds displays. 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.

The functions of the watch are driven by the manual winding Calibre 58-01. Among its features is a refined second-stop mechanism: when the crown is pulled out, the time display stops and the seconds hand is reset to zero and held there; simultaneously the minute hand jumps ahead to the next full minute index. As the crown is turned to set the time, the hand always jumps to the next minute index – thus ensuring that the correct relationship between seconds and minutes is maintained.
A sapphire crystal case back permits one to admire the famous three-quarter plate, the screw-mounted gold chatons and the hand-engraved balance cock.

A midnight blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with a white gold foldover clasp rounds out the elaborate form of the new chronometer.

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