WatchTime New York 2023 is only a short while away, with this years show set to welcome over thirty incredible brands to Manhattan’s iconic Gotham Hall. This multi-day watch collectors’ event, taking place from October 20th to 22nd, will bring brand presentations, leading industry panel discussions, and plenty of hands-on experiences, with tickets still available now via WatchTime’s event site, here.
This year, Glashütte Original will once again join the magazine’s showcase, presenting one of their most important novelties of the year in their latest edition of the Senator Chronometer. The new iteration emerges as a fresh-faced embodiment of precision and timeless design, featuring a cool silver brilliance and deep blue accents reminiscent of ocean waves.
Crafted with utmost attention to detail, the 42mm case of the Senator Chronometer is a testament to fine Glashütte manufacturing. Made from a superb white gold, its surfaces are hand-finished with a combination of polishing and satin-brushing techniques. A sapphire crystal graces both the front and back of the design, allowing a clear view of both the eye-catching display and intricate mechanics powering it from within.
The watch’s dial is a canvas of silver brilliance, echoing the rolling and crashing of the ocean’s waves. The color and texture are achieved via a meticulous silver-plating process, whereby a mixture of fine silver powder, salt, and water is rubbed into a surface by hand, which then lends to fine, shimmering texture. This surface is then provided with a galvanic grey coating to add depth and further refinement to the appearance. Roman numeral appliques in solid gold, coated with a soothing blue hue, adorn the dial, while a railroad chapter ring and blue lettering complete the harmonious composition.
Like previous editions of the Senator Chronometer, this latest model presents its information in a clear and elegant manner. The central hour and minute hands are complemented by a recessed small second sub-dial at 6 o’clock, while a brand-signature Panorama Date display resides at 3 o’clock. Then towards the 12 o’clock position is the watch’s power reserve indicator, itself adorned with a subtle day/night indicator that makes use of a black or white dot to distinguish the morning and afternoon from the evening.
Underneath the display lies the beating heart of the Senator Chronometer – the manually-wound Glashütte Original Calibre 58-08. Featuring a frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 44 hours and 40 minutes, this movement perfectly pairs precision with mechanical beauty. Through the sapphire crystal case back, the watch enthusiast can marvel at the classic features of Glashütte Original’s watchmaking art: the three-quarter plate, screw-mounted gold chatons, and a hand-engraved balance cock.
Notably, the Calibre 58-08 features a refined second-stop mechanism, that ensures when the crown is pulled out, the time display stops and the second’s hand is reset to zero and held in that position. Additionally, when setting the time, the characteristic minute detent ensures that the minute hand jumps ahead from one minute index to the next with an audible haptic click. This function ensures that the correct relationship between seconds and minutes is maintained and allows the time to be set precisely to the second.
The new Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer is available now via the brand’s boutiques and authorized retailers worldwide, with pricing for the model marked at $32,300 USD. The watch will be presented live and in-person at this year’s WatchTime New York event alongside with over thirty other of the world’s leading watchmakers, all of which is surely not to be missed!
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