Glashütte Original has launched two new versions of two existing watches, the Senator Perpetual Calendar and the Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase.
Both models are the same 40mm polished stainless steel case but what is special is the new dial colours, which is also reflected in the matching dark blue alligator straps.
The new blue dials of the Senator Perpetual Calendar and the Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase are made by Glashütte Original’s in their dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany, taking up to 40 separate steps to achieve what they call ‘galvanic blue’. Note that this is not their first blue dial, this year has also seen a new blue Panoreserve.
Visually they are familiar, with the classic looks that the Senator Collection is all about – Roman numerals, railroad chapter ring, a panorama date display etc, with the distinguishing features in these two of either a moon phase or the perpetual calendar with added displays of the month, and day of the week in a simple, legible and balanced fashion via windows rather than sub dials.
You will note a small red dot under the ‘Glashütte Original’ on the dial. This is the leap year indicator – red means that it’s a leap year, followed by yellow, black and white dots for the other years in the cyle.
The Senator Perpetual Calendar uses their automatic Calibre 100-02, the Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase the Calibre 100-04, both 28,800 VPH and with 55 hours of power reserve. The movements will be visible through an open case back and have skeletonised rotors with a 21 carat gold oscillating weight.
These typify the clean classicism of Glashütte Original’s Senator collection, and it is this which is so appealing about them, so a new dial variant in an attractively elegant shade of a popular watch colour will no doubt be welcomed.
Available exclusively at Glashütte Original boutiques in Dresden, Paris, Geneva, Madrid, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and Tokyo, there is no RRP as yet but estimations are around the high EUR 9,000 range for the Date Moon phase and around the EUR 19,000 – 20,000 range for the Perpetual Calendar.
[Photo credit : GO]