First introduced in 2016, the Senator Excellence line represents Glashütte Original’s pinnacle of fine watchmaking. At its core ticks the genuine Caliber 36, a movement family engineered for everyday use and durability. Operating at 4 hertz and utilizing a bayonet mounting for improved shock resistance, it provides a 100-hour power reserve. Precision is elevated by a silicon hairspring highly resistant to external factors. All calibers in the family must surpass Glashütte Original’s stringent standards, exceeding those of the official German chronometer certificate. It goes without saying that the movement is finished to the highest standards and showcases beautiful decorations such as Glashütte stripes on the three-quarter plate, blued screws, manual engravings, perlage as well as a fine polish on the gears and the decorative millings on the rotor track. The visual highlight is the two-tone galvanized balance cock that has been meticulously engraved by hand.
The German luxury brand is now expanding the Senator Excellence line with two new versions of the Perpetual Calendar, as well as two additional models featuring the Panorama Date and moon phase complications.
The perpetual calendar stands out as one of the most coveted and simultaneously complex complications in the realms of horology. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is a beautiful example of this intricate haute horlogerie complication in a contemporary and user-friendly manner. Display windows replace traditional hands, ensuring optimal legibility and an elegant, clear design. Convenient correctors on the case make adjustments for the weekday, month, and moon phase easy, while the universal corrector allows simultaneous setting of the day, date, and month.
The Senator Excellence Panorama Date seamlessly combines two distinctive Glashütte Original complications, the moon phase and the brand’s large date. A meticulously crafted silver- or gold-colored moon gracefully moves beneath a curved opening in the dial. Precise diamond milling creates a sharp profile, distinct against the galvanic blue night sky. A generous dial aperture at 4 o’clock frames the Glashütte Original Panorama Date, which is comprised of two date discs mounted on the same level and without a central separation bar, thus ensuring optimal legibility.
All four new additions are clad into a round, 42 mm satin-brushed and polished case (Perpetual Calendar) or a 40 mm diameter case (Panorama Date Moon Phase) equipped with a slim, elegant bezel. The red gold versions boast a galvanic silver dial. Deep black numerals are clearly set off against the Panorama Date’s ivory-colored display discs. The hour and minute hands are fashioned in fine red gold, as are the manually applied Roman numerals.
The stainless steel versions present galvanic grey dials. The Panorama Date display discs show white numerals against a matte blue backdrop. Appropriately, the gold appliques are coated in blue and the hour and minute hands are fashioned in traditional blued steel. All dials are distinguished by a fine-grained surface texture. The raised Roman numerals and velvety surface lend the watches a classic, elegant face with distinctive contrasts and great visual depth.
The new Perpetual Calendar timepieces are powered by the Calibre 36-12, while the Calibre 36-24 drives the models with Panorama Date and moon phase.
Pricing for the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar starts at $31,000 for the red gold variant and at $21,900 for the stainless steel execution. The Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase starts at $22,400 for the red gold version and at $11,400 for stainless steel.
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