Baselworld 2016: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence and its new manufacture Calibre 36

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

The German watchmaker introduces a new automatic calibre with 100 hours power reserve and silicon balance spring and houses it in a 40mm steel and pink gold case…

 

For the first time at Glashütte Original a new calibre features a power reserve of up to 100 hours at a frequency of 4 Hertz (28,800 A/h). This high degree of autonomy is achieved with the use of only one spring barrel, developed specifically for this purpose: increased diameter and a smaller barrel arbour made it possible to lengthen the mainspring and sharply increase the number of winding turns.

Furthermore the calibre 36 is fitted with an innovative silicon balance spring. That´s a premier for Glashütte Original and a premier in Glashütte, since never before a wristwatch manufactured there was equipped with silicon balance spring. The high-tech material renders the ultra-thin spring immune to changes in temperature and to magnetic fields, its oscillation is extremely isochronous.

A bi-directional winding mechanism ensures that the watch remains within the optimal charge range; a guarantee for excellent rate results. In addition, a regulator-free oscillation system makes it possible to adjust the rate using weighted screws directly on the balance rim.

We find typical Glashütte decorations and construction features: the three-quarter plate and the skeletonised rotor, the refined stripe finish, perlage, blued screws and finely wrought decorations on the wheels and rotor track. A further highlight is the implementation of the elegant manual winding chain, which was consciously presented in full view and reveals the fascinating work performed as the watch is wound by hand.

 

Dimensions: Ø 32.2 mm, height 4.45 mm
Balance: screw balance with 4 regulation screws gold 14 carat
Oscillating frequency: 28,800 A/h, (= 4 Hz)
Running time: 100 hours
Balance spring: silicon
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 27 jewel bearings
Glashütte Original Calibre 36
Glashütte Original Calibre 36

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

The calibre 36 will debut in the Senator collection and will be called Senator Excellence: A slim bezel and the domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides, offer superb views and lend this timepiece its simple elegance.

Three versions will be available: two with a a dial with a light, silver-grained lacquer surface along with laser-cut, galvanised black indexes and a corresponding railroad minute ring. The stainless steel model presents finely drawn minute numerals inspired by those of historic pocket watches, laser-cut and galvanised in black, while the red gold version offers these numerals printed in luminous red. Both timepieces are rendered easily legible by long, slim poire hands and a filigreed seconds hand.

 

Case: Ø 40 mm
Height: 10 mm

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

 

A third model evokes the observation watches that are representative of the art of watchmaking in Glashütte. It presents a stainless steel case with black dial and finely curved Arabic numerals. Generous use of Super-LumiNova assures optimal legibility even under less than optimal lighting

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

 

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

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