At Glashütte Original, all movements are tested internally against the strictest criteria. The Senator Chronometer offers further evidence of its quality in the form of official certification as a chronometer by the German Calibration Service, and assumes its role as contemporary heir to its predecessors in the art of precision timekeeping. The colour blue is inseparably bound up with the Glashütte Original collection. For more than twenty years the brand has presented, again and again, exclusive timepieces in vibrant shades of blue. The new chronometer’s deep blue dial attracts immediate attention. The dark tone quietly emphasises the finely grained and lacquered surface and lends it a velvety texture. This refinement betrays the experienced hand of the craft specialists in the firm’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim.
The dial is inspired by the famous marine chronometers of the past and coupled with contemporary elegance. In 2016 the Senator Chronometer appears in a newly designed white gold case with the Senator line’s characteristic slim bezel and easy to read displays: small seconds at 6 o’clock, power reserve at 12 o’clock and the Panorama Date at 3 o’clock with a separate day-night display. The functions are driven by the sophisticated manual-winding Calibre 58-01. Among its features is a refined stop-seconds mechanism: when the crown is pulled out, the time display stops and the seconds hand is reset to zero and held there; simultaneously the minute hand jumps ahead to the next full minute index.