Glashütte is a small and perhaps curious location for intensive watchmaking, yet here is to be found a wealth of talent - A. Lange & Söhne, Union Glashütte, Nomos, Tutima and Glashütte Original, all combine to make this the epicenter of German Horology.
For their 2013 portfolio Glashütte Original have added two new Senator models each with some subtle refinements, resulting in superbly unfussy dials. Today I bring you details of this, the Glashütte Original Senator Panorama Date Moonphase.
There is no drama, the refinements consist of quiet nips and tucks. A trimmed bezel allows for more dial space and so the addition of a rather traditional railtrack edge still allows for empty dial aplenty. Elongated Roman numerals stretch out towards the centre and blued hands offer a combination of styles - the hour hand is playful, the minutes hand is slightly twisted forming a little outstretched horological candy cane and the seconds hand reaches wisp-like to the edge of the dial and is balanced by its branded counter weight.
The moonphase is resplendent and its rich starry background complements the blued-steel of the hands. On its opposing dial quarter, the date window is recessed and as generous as ever. Barely-there hairline text adds to the equipoise of this impeccable dial.
Having dispelled with the button at 8 o’clock which was used on previous models to reset the second hand, its replacement, a corrector inset in the case ensures that the case-side remains clutter free in keeping with the overall plainness of this superb piece.
Two case options will be available, either red gold or stainless steel each measuring 40mm across. Inside is the Glashütte Original manufactory automatic calibre 100-04 with power reserve of 55 hours. Meticulous finishing is viewable through caseback sapphire. Also available is the new Glashütte Original Senator Panorama Date model which sacrifices the moonphase indication for an even more uncluttered face-on cleanness.
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