Glashütte Original first presented the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date in 2014. The watch attracted great attention not only for the beautiful design and practical functions but also for the newly developed Calibre 37 column wheel chronograph movement.
Today, on occasion of Baselworld 2017, Glashütte Original announces a new variant in stainless steel which complements the elegant inaugural models in platinum and red gold.
The deep black dial of the new model is set off by high-contrast white print and enhanced by the generous use of radiant blue Super-LumiNova, which highlights the white gold hour, minute and stop seconds hands, Roman numerals at hours 6 and 12 and all hour indexes. The result is perfect legibility in any light condition.
The distinctive Glashütte Original’s Panorama Date is positioned centrally in the lower half of the dial beneath the upper-half triad formed by 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters and the small seconds display, in which the power reserve display is integrated.
The 42 mm stainless steel case alternates polished and satin-brushed surfaces and can be matched to three different bracelets: a black calfskin strap sewn with blue thread which complement the dial’s
blue Super-LumiNova, a strap in black rubber enhanced by a lightly textured, laser-cut decoration or a polished and satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet which can be easily adjusted using the patented closure, whose millimeter-precise 8 settings guarantees a comfortable fit for everyone. Water resistance of the watch has been increased from 5 bar to 10 and further enhanced by a new screw-down crown.
The manufactory Calibre 37-01 chronograph movement offers a fully integrated, compact construction with flyback mechanism. The chronograph start and stop functions are activated by the pusher at the upper right side of the case, the flyback mechanism by the pusher at the lower right. Pressing the flyback pusher halts the on-going chronographic time measurement and the chronograph hour, minute and second hands jump back to zero. The time measurement does not stop, however, but rather begins immediately a new measurement as soon as the flyback pusher is released.
Precisely beating at 28,000 vph (4Hz), this automatic movement offers a power reserve of 70 hours when fully wound, a remarkable result for a mechanical chronograph. In order to keep the performance and amplitude stable over the entire period of time, a new oscillation system with low energy requirements was developed, effectively governed by a single spring barrel.
Regulation of the oscillation system is performed using four gold screws on the balance rim; the absence of a regulator on the spring allows the movement to run continuously over a much longer period of time, resulting in increased precision.