Glashutte Original: Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar9 May 2017
Glashutte presents Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar, one of the most desirable of complications in the art of watchmaking, and one that is expressive of a wealth of craft traditions.
The new model takes the fundamental features of the “Excellence” line and develops them further. In their design and construction of the new movement, Glashütte Original’s engineers have made every effort to achieve maximum stability and user-friendliness while ensuring the watch remains easy to service. Along with hours, minutes and seconds, the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar presents the characteristic Glashütte Original Panorama Date, moon phase, and weekday, month and leap year indicators.
As for setting and adjustment of the watch, nothing could be simpler: setting of the date can be monitored directly in the display window, while discreet correctors on the case enable adjustments to weekday, month and moon phase displays. While it is true that the many different displays on the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar offer exceptional legibility, they deserve a second look. The curve of the moon phase at 8 o’clock, for instance, echoes the gently sweeping lines of the case, while the domed moon in relief is set off by a starry, galvanic blue sky. The Panorama Date at 4 o’clock as well as weekday and month windows are presented in a softly curved frame. For the leap year one need only glance at a separate display beneath hour 12. The hand moves counter-clockwise across a scale of 1 to 4, ensuring unmistakable clarity for every year, not just the clearly marked leap year.
The watch features a 42 mm diameter case, available in satin-polished stainless steel or red gold, and is water resistant to 50 meters. The heart of the Senator Excellence family is the Calibre 36 automatic movement with an innovative silicon spiral enables extreme precision, while a single spring barrel ensures a power reserve of more than 100 hours.
Each of these watches are subjected in the Saxon manufactory to a series of rigorous tests over a period of 24 days, under conditions even more demanding than those of the challenging German Chronometer test. A special engraving on the case back serves as the seal of quality on every single watch. In addition, the owner of a Senator Excellence is provided with the key test results for his watch in the form of an individual Examination Certificate. An exclusive online portal also offers the owner access to comprehensive information regarding the various testing procedures, along with the complete test results.