First introduced in 2016, the Senator Excellence line represents the pinnacle of Glashütte Original’s high-end watchmaking. At its core is the genuine Caliber 36, a movement designed for everyday use and durability. Operating at a frequency of 4 hertz and using a bayonet mount for improved shock resistance, it has a power reserve of 100 hours. Precision is enhanced thanks to a silicon hairspring that is highly resistant to external factors. All movements in this watch line must pass Glashütte Original’s stringent standards, which go far beyond those of the official German chronometer certification. It goes without saying that the movement is finished to the highest standards and exhibits beautiful decorations such as Glashütte stripes on the three-quarter plate, blued screws, hand engraving, perlage as well as fine polishing on the decorative gears and milling on the clock face. rotor rails. A visual highlight is the meticulously hand-engraved two-tone galvanized balance tap.
The German luxury brand is now expanding its Senator Excellence line with two new versions of its Perpetual Calendar, as well as two additional models with Panoramic Date and Moonphase functions.
The perpetual calendar stands out as one of the most complex and coveted movements in watchmaking. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is a prime example of this complex high-end watchmaking in a modern and user-friendly way. The display window replaces the traditional needle, ensuring optimal legibility and a clear, elegant design. A convenient adjuster on the case makes adjusting the calendar for the week, month, and moon phase easy, while the universal adjuster allows the day, date, and month to be set simultaneously.
The Senator Excellence Panorama Date seamlessly combines two distinctive features of the Glashütte Original, the brand’s moonphase and large date. A meticulously crafted silver or gold moon moves gracefully below the curved hole in the dial. Precision diamond milling creates sharp shapes that stand out against the electric blue night sky. The generous dial aperture at 4 o’clock frames the original Glashütte Panorama Date, which consists of two date discs mounted on the same plane and without a central separating bar, thus ensuring legibility Optimal.
All four new additions are housed in a 42 mm round satin-brushed and polished case (Perpetual Calendar) or a 40 mm diameter case (Panorama Date Moon Phase) equipped with a thin, elegant bezel. The red gold versions have a silver-plated dial. Bold black numerals stand out clearly against the ivory display discs of the Panoramic Date. The hour and minute hands are made of pure red gold, as are the hand-applied Roman numerals.
The stainless steel versions have an electric gray dial. The Panorama Date disc displays white numerals on a translucent blue background. Appropriately, the gold decorations are blued and the hour and minute hands are made of traditional blued steel. All dials are distinguished by their fine-grained surface texture. Raised Roman numerals and a velvety surface give the watch a classic, elegant look with exceptional contrast and great visual depth.
The new Perpetual Calendar is powered by Caliber 36-12, while Caliber 36-24 powers the models with Panorama Date and moon phase.
Pricing for the Glashütte-born Senator’s Excellent Perpetual Calendar starts at $31,000 for the red gold variant and at $21,900 for the stainless steel version. The Senator Excellence panoramic date moon phase starts at $22,400 for the red gold version and $11,400 for the stainless steel version.