Glashütte Original The already-successful Senator Chronometer Senator Chronometer watch series has been added to the series. The modern and stylish design shows elegance and outstanding accuracy. In addition, this observatory watch inspired by the famous Glashütte marine astronomical clock from the 19th and 20th centuries has other features: a proven precision rate, excellent readability, and an exquisite timeless look .
Slightly changed appearance, classic and timeless
Senator Chronometer chronometer watch first appeared in 2009, the following year was selected by the professional watch magazine Armbanduhren readers as the ‘Watch of the Year’ (Watch of the Year). Since then, this timeless and elegant watch has been promoted to a classic in the Senator Senator series. In 2019, it wore a fashionable and modern coat with a newly designed red 18K gold case. The new bezel is more slender, allowing more space for the dial and displaying delicate silver frosty patterns.
German Astronomical Watch
The term ‘chronometer’ is a recognition of precise timepieces of the same era. Only timepieces whose accuracy has been verified and successfully passed a stringent standard test are entitled to use ‘chronometer watches’ The word. In the past, this type of accurate and reliable timepiece was mainly used in the marine field to determine the precise position of ships on the vast ocean. Today, the certification standards for ‘Observatory Watches’ are still demanding: Only timepieces that have obtained the certification seal from an authoritative testing agency can be awarded the ‘Observatory Watches’ award. Senator Chronometer Observer Obtains Official Certification from German Calibration Service, demonstrating its high quality as an astronomical watch. A special feature of the German Observatory’s watch certification standards is that the time setting of the timepiece must be accurate to the second, and the movement must always be housed in its case during a complete set of tests.
Individual color matching, delicate texture, unique layout
The dial and its surface modification are independently created by the brand’s own dial factory in Pforzheim, Germany. The exquisite details show the delicate artistic charm, which shows the superb and professional skills of master craftsmanship. The silver tone in the silver frosty lacquer finish accentuates the delicate texture, leaving the surface velvety and smooth. The orbital scale ring, hour markers and numbers are laser engraved, and then decorated in black by electroplating. The power reserve display and small seconds display are slightly lower than the dial surface, which gives the dial a deep three-dimensional feel; the pear-shaped blue steel hands move accurately on the top.
Real reproduction of antique watches
The design of the various displays is inspired by the antique marine astronomical clock: the small second hand is set at 6 o’clock, and the power reserve display is set at 12 o’clock. In addition, this Senator Chronometer chronometer watch also features the brand’s unique large calendar display at 3 o’clock, using the same color tone as the dial. Thanks to the so-called ‘snap-jump calendar’ mechanism, the calendar change takes place precisely at midnight in just a few seconds. The date adjuster is set at 4 o’clock, which ensures the convenience, comfort and speed when setting the date. The day and night display window is placed at the bottom of the power reserve display, simplifying the date setting: from 6 am to 6 pm, it is displayed in white and then black.
The power of many functions comes from the superbly modified 58-01 manual winding movement. One of its features is the clever stop-second mechanism: after the crown is pulled out, the time display stops, the second hand returns to zero and stays in this position, and the minute hand jumps to the next minute mark at the same time. If you turn the crown next to set the time, the minute hand continues to jump to the next minute mark, and the correct relationship between the second and the minute is always maintained. Through the sapphire glass case back, the classic features of Glashütte’s watchmaking art stand out: a unique three-quarter plywood, a screw-mounted gold sleeve, and a hand-carved balance wheel plywood-called The expertise of watchmaking is combined with the craftsmanship. The dark brown Louisiana alligator leather strap with red 18K gold folding buckle or pin buckle makes the overall design of this new observatory watch even more exquisite and easy.
Key product information:
Model name: SenatorChronometer
Reference number: 1-58-01-05-34-04
Movement: Calibre 58-01 hand-wound movement
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, stop seconds, day and night display, power reserve display, large calendar
Features: Acquired German Observatory Watch Certification
Power reserve: 44 hours and 40 minutes (± 5%)
Case: Polished / satin-matte red gold, sapphire glass and case back, water-resistant to 5 bar
Dimensions: diameter: 42.0 mm, thickness: 12.47 mm
Dial: Silver frosted lacquered, laser-engraved numerals and hour markers
Strap: dark brown Louisiana alligator leather strap with pin buckle or folding buckle (both red 18K gold material)