Glashütte Original’s perpetual calendar lifts timekeeping into the realm of art. In its latest version, this mechanical masterpiece is already a rarity: the new Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar with a rose opaline dial and a dark blue leather strap will be issued in a limited edition of only 100 pieces. The mechanisms in motion within the virtuoso composition are no less compelling than the watch’s external beauty. A hand-crafted and finely finished automatic movement from the ateliers of the renowned Saxon manufactory honours every day of the year – from now to eternity (almost).
Harmonious colours: rose opaline meets dark blue
The latest timepiece from German watchmaker Glashütte Original adds a modern and sophisticated couple to the classic business partners black/white and grey/brown: rose/dark blue! The galvanic rose opaline dial is crafted and decorated in an elaborate process with numerous individual steps. Its silken hue contrasts splendidly with the hand-mounted blue hour appliques, which in this case consist exclusively of Roman numerals. The deep blue hue is taken up by the finely stepped calendar windows and moon phase display, and by the elegant poire hands and Louisiana alligator leather strap.
The Perpetual Calendar: precision without compromise
The perpetual calendar grand complication has it all. Day of the week? It goes without saying. Panorama Date? A Glashütte Original speciality. Month and leap year? Absolutely! All calendar indications are precisely tailored to suit the various lengths of the months, lending the watch a new look day after day. Thanks to its astonishing mechanical memory, Glashütte Original‘s Perpetual Calendar won’t need to be reset (in theory, at least) until the year 2100 – which in timekeeping, as in life, amounts to nothing less than a minor eternity.
Made in Glashütte: a watch with character
As a true child of its Glashütte home, the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar combines filigree decoration, sophisticated mechanics and robust workmanship. The transparent sapphire crystal case back offers a clear view of the highly refined finishing of the automatic movement, its skeletonized rotor and skeletonized Double-G, which renders the rotor even more delicate. Watch connoisseurs will discover additional typical Glashütte decorations and construction features: the characteristic three-quarter plate with refined Glashütte stripe finish, the hand-engraved balance cock, delicate perlage finishing, blued screws and fine decorative finishes on the wheels and rotor track.
A first-class movement: the manufactory calibre 36-12
The priority governing the development of this movement was to maximise user-friendliness and ease of maintenance. A silicon balance spring guarantees exceptional precision, while a single spring barrel offers a power reserve of more than 100 hours. Robust stability is assured thanks to an innovative bayonet mounting, which secures the movement in the case. In addition, a conscious effort was made to make it easy to use the watch: the practical universal corrector allows the wearer to set the day, date and month at the same time – which may seldom prove necessary, since the exceptional power reserve maintains the correct interplay of the displays for a long time, even after the watch is set down.
A noble family: Excellence à la Glashütte Original
All models in the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence family score points for exceptional precision, stability, running time and beauty. And they all back up their qualities with an exclusive certificate confirming that each and every Senator Excellence has undergone 24 days of comprehensive testing in the Saxon manufactory. A special engraving on the case back guarantees the quality of each watch. An exclusive online portal also gives owners access to detailed test scores for their watch along with information regarding the individual test procedures.
The new Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar in rose opaline and dark blue is limited to 100 pieces and available from end of October exclusively at Glashütte Original Boutiques and authorised dealers.
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition Technical Specifications
- 1-36-12-01-02-61 (fold fastener standard) – 20,500 EUR
- 1-36-12-01-02-71 (metal bracelet) – 21,700 EUR
- Automatic winding Calibre 36-12, finely finished
- Functions: Hour, minute, second, second stop, Perpetual Calendar with day of the week, month and leap year display, moon phase, Panorama Date
- Frequency: 28,800 A/h, corresponds to 4 Hz
- Running time: 100 hours
- Stainless steel
- Dimensions: Diameter: 42 mm, height: 12.8 mm
- Front glass: Sapphire crystal, antireflective on both sides
- Case back: Sapphire crystal
- Galvanized rose opaline with blue appliques
- Hands: Pear shape, blued
- Blue Louisiana Alligator leather strap, stainless steel bracelet
About Glashütte Original
Glashütte Original represents the German art of watchmaking at its best and can look back on an uninterrupted history that began in 1845. Located in the Saxon town of Glashütte, the manufactory brings traditional craftsmanship and innovative technologies together under one roof. The tradition-rich brand makes up to 95% of all movement components as well as the refined dials in-house. For more information about the brand and the individual collections, please visit: www.glashuette-original.com