Basel news: More Glashütte Original news!!
Last month I already wrote about Glashütte Original’s new Senator Meissen Tourbillon and Senator Navigator Perpetual Calendar. Today Glashütte Original presents even more impressive new watches. There are so many new and impressive watches that i can’t completely cover them all, so i will make my personal selection.
The first one I’d like to share with you is Glashütte Original’s new Senator Sixties Square Chronograph. Yes you read it correct, Glashütte Original created an addition to the successful Senator Sixties line with a square case. Now don’t tell me you think it isn’t a sexy watch. Stunning isn’t it! Last year I already wrote about the Senators Sixties and my own vintage ancestor, the Glashütte Uhren Betrieb (GUB) Sixties.
The squared cushion shape was a popular design form in the 1960s. The stainless steel case has modern size of 42mm in diameter and has a convex sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides. This gives you an unobstructed view of beautiful the domed dial. The hands are skeletonized and match the diamond-cut hour markers which are fitted with SuperLumiNova dots.
The typical extravagant numeral font at 12 and 6 is the hallmark of the Sixties line and perfectly reflect the 60’s design. Also typical for the 60’s is the chronograph with two totalizers positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock.
This member of the Sixties family also features the caseback with the shaped sapphire crystal, revealing a view of the automatic manufacture Caliber 39-34. This caliber has the typical Glashütte design features such as the three-quarter plate, swan-neck fine adjustment, Glashütte ribbing and double sunburst decoration, but also allows a rare side view of its 21-karat gold rotor. OK, one more photo just because it’s such a beauty.
The next impressive beauty created and manufactured in the east of Germany is the Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer. Although at Glashütte all manual wound calibers are tested to these strickt criteria, this one is the first to have the official chronometer certificate from the C.O.S.C.
Glashütte Original re-designed the manual winding Caliber 58-01, which powers the Senator Chronometer model. A stop-seconds/reset mechanism allows the wearer to set the precise time with ease. Pulling the crown stops the time display and causes the second hand to jump to the beginning position, where it remains; the minute hand moves simultaneously to the next full minute. When the crown is then turned to set the time, the minute hand stops only on the indication of the full minute, thus always guaranteeing the correct relationship between the minutes and seconds displayed.
The classic dial with roman numbers features the famous panorama date at 3 o’clock and a running small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. A power reserve indicator is positioned at the 12 o’clock and additional a small circle indicating day and night. When it’s between 6 AM and 6 PM the indicator is white, between 6 PM and 6 AM the indicator is black.
An anti-reflective sapphire crystal case back protects the manually wound Caliber 58-01. This chronometer caliber is finished up to Glashütte Original standards with its three-quarter plate, screw-mounted gold chatons, and hand-engraved balance cock. You can also see the newly developed planetary gears that control the display of the movement’s power reserve. The movement has a power reserve of 45 hours. That’s just too much time not play around with it. I guess this is one of the watches that you would want to wear up side down, just to be able to look at the beautiful movement.