First released in 2016, the Senator Excellence collection has soon become the “new classic” of Glashütte Original, with a combination of timeless German design, a contemporary approach of elegance, a powerful and precise movement and a large choice of complications. While rather traditional at first regarding the look of the dials, the collection has seen the arrival of more expressive designs over the years, such as this appealing salmon QP. Now, it’s time for some more contemporary dials to join the collection, with 2 new Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar references and 2 new Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase models.
Today’s release is all about the addition of new dial styles to the classic QP and Moon/Date models of the Senator Excellence collection. As a reminder, this range of watches was released in 2016 with the goal of setting new standards for the brand. While rather traditional in terms of design, being clearly inspired by Saxon watchmaking, the main interest of the Senator Excellence was the introduction of a new generation of movements, the Calibre 36. Modern, powerful, nicely decorated and elegantly designed, it also came with a strong precision, confirmed by an extended testing procedure. We’ve explained this in this in-depth article.
The whole point now is to talk about the new dials, which are different depending on the material chosen for the case. Apart from these far more modern models here, with their textured dials and applied markers, most Senator Excellence watches were available with elongated Roman numerals (typical Saxon) painted in black on the dial. While these are still used in the 4 new references of today, Glashütte Original has decided to change things. Red gold versions of the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar and Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase here feature a finely grained dial with silver galvanic treatment combined with applied numerals and hands in solid gold. The steel versions are a bit bolder still, with a grained dial with grey galvanic treatment, applied gold numerals coated in blue and blued steel hands. This style has been first seen in the revamped Senator Chronometer here.
For the rest, no evolutions are to be noted. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar still comes in a case of 42mm x 12.8mm, while the Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase keeps it slightly smaller at 40mm x 12.2mm. In both instances, the case is either steel or red gold, features brushed and polished surfaces, sapphire crystals on both sides and a decent water-resistance of 50m. The gold versions are worn on a brown alligator nubuck leather while steel models can be ordered either on a blue alligator or a blue fabric strap.
At the heart of the perpetual calendar is the Glashütte Original calibre 36-12, an automatic movement with a 4Hz frequency, a comfortable 100h power reserve, an anti-magnetic silicon hairspring and a swan-neck fine-adjustment system. The same base movement is used for the Moon Phase Panorama date model, but here known as the calibre 36-24. These movements here come with a new skeletonised double-G logo and oscillating mass in 21-carat gold. The extended testing procedure, which is done over the course of 24 days, guarantees the precision and stability of these movements.
Now available from the brand’s boutiques and its retailers, these new Senator Excellence references will be part of the permanent collection. The Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase is priced at EUR 12,700 in steel and EUR 22,400 in gold. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is priced at EUR 24,300 in steel and EUR 38,100 in gold.
Quick Facts – Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar – 42mm x 12.8mm – stainless steel or 18k red gold, brushed and polished – sapphire crystals on both sides – 50m water-resistant – Galvanic silver dial, fine-grained, applied indexes and hands in solid gold or Galvanic grey dial, fine-grained, applied indexes in solid gold with blue coating, blued steel hands – Automatic Calibre 36-12, in-house, 4Hz frequency, 100h power reserve, hours, minutes, seconds and perpetual calendar with moon phase – alligator strap (brown) for the gold version, alligator (blue) or blue fabric strap for the steel version – EUR 24,300 in steel, EUR 38,100 in gold
Quick Facts – Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase – 40mm x 12.2mm – stainless steel or 18k red gold, brushed and polished – sapphire crystals on both sides – 50m water-resistant – Galvanic silver dial, fine-grained, applied indexes and hands in solid gold or Galvanic grey dial, fine-grained, applied indexes in solid gold with blue coating, blued steel hands – Automatic Calibre 36-24, in-house, 4Hz frequency, 100h power reserve, hours, minutes, seconds and moon phase and Panorama date – alligator strap (brown) for the gold version, alligator (blue) or blue fabric strap for the steel version – EUR 12,700 in steel, EUR 22,400 in gold
For more details, please visit www.glashuette-original.com.