The Calibre 89-02 consists of 430 components. The travel companion from Glashütte Original will be available in a red gold or white gold 44 mm case end of the year.
The new automatic Calibre 89-02 was developed in-house by the German manufactory to meet the needs of today’s world travellers. The ability to track the time of day in two time zones at once is made possible by an intricate set of finely engineered, integrated complications. The zone-time wheel displays a choice of 37 world time zones, each indicated by the official IATA location code designating a key international airport in the zone. The 24 time zones that are aligned at full-hour offsets with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) present a black IATA code in the DST or STD window at 8 o’clock; 10 time zones aligned with GMT at half-hour offsets appear in blue; 3 remaining zones at quarter- or three-quarter hour offsets from GMT are represented by the relevant IATA location code in red; the color coding allows one to identify the offset from GMT at a glance.
The dial of the new Senator Cosmopolite is easy to read and presents the time of day at home and away simultaneously, in any two of 37 world time zones. The primary point of reference for the traveller on the road is the local time at destination. Accordingly Glashütte Original has given pride of place to the away or destination time, represented by the central hour and minute hands, small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, day/night indicator at 9 o’clock, and the Panorama Date display at 4 o’clock. A further reference to the destination time is presented at 8 o’clock, where two small windows indicate whether Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Standard Time (STD) is in effect in the destination time zone.
The heart of the Senator Cosmopolite is the new Calibre 89-02 automatic movement.
Its mechanics are set in motion when the traveller wishes to change the destination time. If heading east (forwards in time), he turns the crown at 4 o’clock clockwise until the IATA code representing the destination time zone appears in the relevant DST or STD window. If travelling west (back in time), the traveller turns the crown counter-clockwise. In both cases, the central hour and minute hands jump ahead (or back) in 15-minute intervals until the destination time zone’s IATA code appears in the relevant DST or STD window. At this point, the traveller need make no further changes: the central hour and minute hands now indicate the correct time at destination, augmented by the correct day/night indication at 9 o’clock – and by the correct display of the date at destination. If the time at the chosen destination is ahead or back a day, the Panorama Date display changes accordingly.
The white gold version…
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