Glashütte Original summons memories of the famous Glashütte marine chronometer of the past with the new Senator Chronometer Limited Edition. This watch, limited to 25 pieces, is presented in a newly designed white gold case whose bezel takes the characteristic concave shape of historic marine chronometers. Like its predecessors of the 19th and 20th centuries, this chronometer, too, is distinguished by proven rate precision, perfect legibility and exceptional aesthetics.
The Senator Chronometer made its debut in 2009. Since then the elegant timepiece has become a permanent and much loved part of the Senator Collection.
The design of the displays is inspired by historic marine chronometers: the small second is positioned at 6 o’clock, the running time display at 12 o’clock. In addition, the characteristic Panorama Date is located at 3 o’clock, whose colour matches that of the dial. Thanks to the so-called jumping date, the date change takes place precisely at midnight and takes only a few seconds. The corrector is located on the side of the case at 4 o’clock. A day/night indication makes it easier to set the time and is located in a round opening within the running time display: from 6 o’clock in the morning until 6 o’clock in the evening the small circle appears in white, from 6 p.m. on in black.
Historic models not only inspired the dial but also the concave shape of the bezel, which allows more visual space for the dial. And who wouldn’t want to look at this beauty in all its glory? The blank is made of solid gold and engraved before the latter are filled with black lacquer and burnt in. In a final step the dials are manually silver plated in a delicate process, which achieves a shining, shimmering surface. Above the dial pear-shaped hands in blued steel follow their path tirelessly.
As most of us are already aware, the term “chronometer” refers to the most precise timekeepers of their time. These instruments were used primarily for navigation on the high seas and the standards today remain equally high. A timepiece may only be called a “chronometer” if certified as such by an authorised testing institute.
The Senator Chronometer Limited Edition is powered by the calibre 58-03. This manual movement has to be hand-wound in regular intervals, so it doesn’t stop. It provides a power-reserve of approximately 44 hours and operates at a frequency of 4 Hz. As a chronometer, this movement is delightfully precise. Also, it can be seen working through the sapphire crystal case back.
The Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Limited Edition is equipped with a 42-mm white gold case which is water-resistant up to 5 atm. Finally, the design is rounded off by a dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap.