The Saxon watchmaker Glashütte Original has released a new version of their successful model, the Senator Cosmopolite. Ideally suited for travellers and globe trotters, the Senator Cosmopolite comes well equipped for such occasions. The latest version of the Senator Cosmopolite features an exceptionally high-contrast dial with a beautiful midnight blue finish.
Regular travellers understand the importance of having a watch with easy readability, especially in low light conditions such as night flights in darkened aeroplanes. When you go through sleepless nights travelling between continents, and your body clock isn’t in sync, you at least want your watch to be. This is where the reliability of the timepiece is also essential. Most dual time zone watches are somewhat reliable, however, they can be let down by the readability of the dial.
To address this issue, the engineers and watchmakers at Glashütte Original got together at the company’s in-house manufacturing facility in Pforzheim, to optimise the legibility of the dial while also retaining the aesthetic factor.
The latest Senator Cosmopolite comes in a 44mm polished/satin-brushed stainless steel case, with sapphire crystals both front and back. The dial has a galvanic blue with sunray finish, which perfectly complements the applied hour markers, hands and counters. Glashütte Original has gone with sharp finishing for the Senator Cosmopolite, with the hour and minute hands along with counter hands having a sword-like shape. Combine this with the minute rod hour markers, and this gives the Senator Cosmopolite a very refined look.
The numerals, details and lettering done throughout the dial and on the counters are printed in white. This provides a nice contrast on the midnight blue background, which ultimately also increases the legibility of the dial. The hour and minute hand are also inlaid with white Super-LumiNova. Besides having refined beauty and easy legibility, the Senator Cosmopolite also comes with other real-world though out functions for the avid traveller.
The Senator Cosmopolite is powered by the automatic winding, Calibre 89-02, which can provide up to 72 hours of power reserve. This watch also comes with an open case-back, which showcases a portion of the movement. What is visible, however, Glashütte Original has made sure is shown in the most artistic way possible.
The Calibre 89-02 movement can display the time of day in two time zones at once, which negates the wearer from having to calculate the time difference manually. The Senator Cosmopolite includes a timezone ring that displays a choice of all 35 different timezones currently in use. This display is shown using the official IATA location code, which represents an international airport in the relevant time zone.
The 35 timezones are also split into two different colours to showcase differences from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). There are 24 time zones shown in an IATA code white, which are the time zones offset from (GMT) by a full one hour. There are eight time zones that have an offset by half an hour and three time zones that have three-quater hour offset, all displayed by an IATA code in light blue. The counter at 9 o’clock position indicates day/night for local time, while the two windows at the 8 o’clock position allow the wearer to set summer time (Daylight saving time – DST)
and standard time (Standard Time – STD). The counter at 12 o’clock shows the home time alongside the power indicator. The signature Glashütte Original Panorama can also be found at the 4 o’clock position.
The Glashütte Original – Senator Cosmopolite in midnight blue, comes with a blue Louisiana alligator leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet with an 8-step fine adjustment mechanism. Either strap you choose, the overall look will ensure to leave a lasting impression on the wearer. The refined and clean dial on the midnight blue background provides excellent contrast and legibility on a timepiece that’s packed with essentials for the travel enthusiast. The Glashütte Original – Senator Cosmopolite in midnight blue, is undoubtedly a contender for a dual time zone watch with not just reliability, but the looks to match as well.