After presenting its first wristwatch – in three executions – based on the new Calibre 36 with a silicon balance spring, The in Glashütte based manufacture now presents the first line extension with two new models.
First I want to remember you of my article I wrote about the Calibre 36 and the Senator Excellence that were presented during Baselworld this year. If you did not read the article yet, please do so. All technical information about the Calibre 36 are included …
Thus the moon phase can be set using the crown, as can the date on both models, which renders an additional corrector on the case superfluous. In position “1” the crown serves to wind the watch, in position “2” both the date and moon phase can be set, and position “3” permits the owner to set the time of day. Thanks to its fine-toothed gear the moon phase also scores high in terms of precision: In theory, 122 years will pass before it needs to be corrected by one day in order to achieve renewed conformance with the synodic (lunar) month of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds.
The two new models are presented in a 40 mm diameter case (Height: 12,2 mm) that is manufactured in red-gold or stainless steel, both featuring polished and satin-brushed surfaces. A slim bezel and a domed sapphire crystal, reflective on both sides, offer perfect views of the silver-grained dial and its laser-cut, galvanic black hour indexes and matching railroad chapter ring.
On the stainless steel model the finely drawn minute numerals are also laser-cut and galvanized in black, while the red-gold version features minute numerals printed in luminous red. Blued-steel pear-shaped hands and a filigree seconds hand render both timepieces easily legible.
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date
The secret of its exceptional legibility of the so called Panorama Date lies in the mounting of two concentric display discs on the same level, which makes it possible to present the two numerals comprising the date without the central separation bar. A precise jumping mechanism enables a great precision when the date changes at midnight. Refined details transform this useful function into a decorative stylistic element. A softly rounded window integrates the display into the dial in an elegant manner, and two subtle steps enhance, like a passe-partout, the impression of visual depth. The printed numerals are set off in deep black from the ivory-coloured ground.
Two versions are going to come to the markets: One in a steel case and one in a red-gold case.
Price: 9600 Euro including 20 % VAT here in Austria
Price: 20.200 Euro including 20 % VAT here in Austria
This is the Calibre 36-03
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