Glashütte Original Launches New Manual-Winding Skeleton Watch Written byMark BernardoJune 11, 2014 Fans of skeleton watches will appreciate the latest offering from German luxury watch brand Glashütte Original, the Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition, which features an all-new, skeletonized movement created in-house, Glashütte Original Caliber 49-18. The Glashütte Original Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition, which has a 42-mm-diameter case made of polished 18k rose gold, showcases its intricately skeletonized movement in the center of its galvanized silver, openworked dial. A black railroad track minutes ring and finely drawn Roman numerals decorate the dial’s periphery, while blued, stainless steel hour and minute hands keep the time. The skeletonized, manual-winding Caliber 49-18 — which boasts numerous hand-engraved finishes, beveled and polished edges, blued screws, a hand-finished swan’s neck fine adjustment, and a power reserve of 40 hours — is visible on both sides, thanks to the non-reflective sapphire crystal in the front and sapphire viewing window in the back. The movement also features a screw balance with 18 weighted screws, an Anachron balance spring, Incabloc shock protection, a frequency of 28,800 vph, and 19 jewel bearings including five screw-mounted gold chatons, the latter a hallmark of Glashütte watchmaking. The Glashutte Original Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition comes on a black Louisiana alligator leather strap with a rose gold clasp. Its price is $37,100.