Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition

by Sameera Gamage
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Glashütte Original has launched its latest release with the quite simply stunning; Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited edition model. As Glashütte Original themselves put it, this watch can be described as “taking timekeeping into the realm of art”. This new piece will breathe new life into Glashütte Original’s Senator Excellence collection, and with quite an entrance too, as the aesthetics of the watch are equally matched by the movement and functionality of the timepiece. 

The hand-crafted movement with its intricate finishes has been created solely in Saxon’s manufacture, which honours the reliability of the movement every day of the year, for a very long time! 

Design:

The highlight of this timepiece is something that will be noticeable from quite a distance away. Glashütte Original has given the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar a modern yet sophisticated look by designing the watch in rose/dark blue colours. The galvanic rose opaline dial is certainly what stands out the most and Glashütte Original states that to achieve this colour, an elaborate process with several individual steps must be taken. 

The final colour is quite simply stunning, to say the least. Glashütte Original has then combined the rose opaline dial with dark blue hour indices, hands, and even the date windows for the perpetual calendar functions. To match the blue of the dial, Glashütte Original has given a blue Louisiana Alligator leather strap as the standard strap of choice. Enclosing the dial is a 42mm stainless steel case. 

We weren’t kidding when we said that the looks of this timepiece are equally matched by its technical prowess. The Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar comes equipped with the perpetual calendar grand complication, which simply has it all! A day of the week function and a Panorama Date function, which incidentally is a specialty of the Saxon, followed by the month and leap year functions. 

The calendar has been designed by Glashütte Original to suit the various lengths of the months, and thanks to the incredible memory of this watch, the Perpetual Calendar won’t need to be reset until the year 2100 (in theory). 

Movement:

The movement used to power the Perpetual Calendar and its several functions the Saxon’s own in-house automatic winding Calibre 36-12. This finely finished movement operates at a frequency of 28, 800 VpH (4Hz) and gives out a staggering 100 hours power reserve. Glashütte Original has used their innovative bayonet mounting method to give the timepiece and movement robust stability, as this method secures the movement onto the case. Another great feature of the movement is the practical universal corrector, which allows the wearer to set the day, date, and month at the same time. 

The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar comes with an open case-back which gives a view into the beautifully crafted movement. Through the sapphire crystal on the case back, the skeletonised rotor and the skeletonised Double-G, which makes the rotor more delicate can be seen. Other design features include the characteristic three-quarter plate with the refined Glashütte Original stripe finish, hand-engraved balance cock, blued screws, and intricate decorative finishing on the various wheels and rotor rack. 

As this latest timepiece belongs to the Senator Excellence collection, it is upheld to rigorous testing, to ensure that the timepiece is compliant with Glashütte Original’s rating for exceptional precision, stability, and running time. Each watch in the Senator Excellence collection goes through 24 days of testing, in which afterwards a special engraving is made on the case back to guarantee the quality of the watch. 

This stunning new timepiece is unfortunately limited to 100 models only and will be available at the end of October exclusively at Glashütte Original boutiques and authorised dealers. 

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