The most recent edition of Glashütte Original's famous Senator Chronometer, first presented in 2009, offers certified precision and an elegant contemporary design. Inspired by the famous Glashütte marine chronometers of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, this wrist chronometer also stands out for its absolute precision, perfect legibility and timeless aesthetics.
The version presented this year is a red gold version, with a redesigned case. The new model's thinner bezel gives more space to the dial and its refined silver-grained structure.
The elaborate dial finish testifies to the skill and expertise of the craftsmen who execute this tiny work of art in the Pforzheim dial manufacture. The silver nuance enhances the fine grain of the silver grené lacquer and gives the surface a velvety texture. The chemin de fer outline, indexes and numbers are laser engraved and then galvanized in black. Pear-shaped hands in blued steel show hours and minutes running along their path.
Two other blued spheres then decorate the power reserve indicator and the small seconds dial, milled into the surface of the dial to give it further depth.
As already mentioned, the design of the indicators is inspired by the historic marine chronometers: that of the small seconds at 6 o'clock, that of the power reserve at 12 o'clock. clock face. Thanks to the so-called "jumping date", the date change, which takes only a few seconds, takes place precisely at midnight.
The corrector, which allows you to adjust the date comfortably and quickly, is located at 4 o'clock on the side of the case. A sober day / night indication, positioned in a round window inside the power reserve indicator, simplifies the adjustment of the date: from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening the small circle is white, from that point on it is black. .
The functions are powered by the elaborate hand-wound caliber 58-01. Its features include a refined seconds stop mechanism: when the crown is pulled out, the time indication stops and the seconds hand is reset and held in that position. At the same time, the minute hand jumps forward to the nearest full minute index. When the crown is rotated to set the time, the hand always jumps to the next minute index, thus ensuring that the correct ratio between minutes and seconds is constantly maintained.
The sapphire crystal caseback allows the classic characteristics of Glashütte watchmaking to be identified at first glance: the unmistakable three-quarter plate, the screwed gold bezels and the hand-engraved balance bridge combine watchmaking expertise and authentic craftsmanship. The elaborate design of the new chronometer is complemented by a dark brown Louisiana alligator strap with a red gold folding clasp or pin buckle. Price EURO 26.400.