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MINIMALISM IN WATCHMAKING FOR QUITE SOME YEARS ALREADY, GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL IS WORKING HARD TO BRING A MORE CONTEMPORARY FEEL TO ITS USUAL GERMAN DESIGN. NEW COLLECTIONS ARE BRINGING A YOUNGER AND MORE MODERN TASTE TO ITS TEUTONIC PIECES, FOR BASELWORLD 2018, WITH THE SENATOR EXCELLENCE PERPETUAL CALENDAR LIMITED EDITION. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition HKGOLFER.COM

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he latest addition to the Senator has a 42mm case, with brushed and polished E xcellen ce f amil y co mb in es surfaces, as well as the same display for the m e c h a n i c a l b e a u t y w i t h a perpetual calendar - Panorama date at 4 modern, technical feel that was o’clock, moon-phase at 8 o’clock, day-of-thes o m e w h at a b s e nt f ro m t h e week, month and leap year at respectively previous collections. Glashütte 10, 2 and 12 o’clock. And finally, central hands for the hours, Original introduced for minutes and Baselworld 2018 a new, “It is not the first time that seconds. What open-worked limited Glashütte Original offers an open- c h a n g e s i s edition of its perpetual worked watch. Other watches the metal in calendar. Bolder but still in line with the brand’s with such decoration were usually w h i c h t h e case is crafted; expec tation, it is a quite baroque and old-fashioned.” here 18k white refreshing novelty. gold - usually, I t is n o t t h e f i r s t time that Glashütte Original offers an open- the  Senator Excellence collection is only worked watch. Other watches with such available in steel or 18k red gold. Then is the dial, in matte grey. It has decoration were usually quite baroque and old-fashioned - curved skeletonised bridges been partially opened in the centre and adorned with arabesques. Glashütte Original around the indications to reveal the main has made use of this technique to implement plate of the perpetual calendar module. This plate is decorated with an  elaborate a fresh, modern design. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar guilloche decoration,  crafted by hand in HKGOLFER.COM


The matte grey dial has been partially opened in the centre and around the indications to reveal the main plate of the perpetual calendar module

the watchmaker’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim. This plate is partially opened to reveal the interplay of the calendar discs. The Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition is powered by the in-house Calibre 36-02 automatic movement, which is visible through the sapphire case back. Offering an impressive 100 hours of power reserve, it features 43 jewels and oscillates at 28,800vph. In true German style, the movement is beautifully decorated and features a Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish, bevelled edges, polished steel parts, and a skeletonised rotor with 21ct gold oscillation weight. To c o m p l e t e t h i s m o d e r n l o o k , the  Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition features several blue accents that contrast with the silver and grey colours used all around - blue alligator strap, blued hands and blue minute markers. This watch will be produced in 100 pieces only. HKGOLFER.COM

This Limited Edition is powered by the inhouse Calibre 36-02 automatic movement

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The new Senator Cosmopolite is decidedly less formal in appearance

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aunched in 2015, the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite is perhaps the most completely equipped travel watch on the market. Not only can it track 36 time-zones, including the 13 that differ in half and quarter hours, but it also comes with a Daylight Savings Time function an esoteric yet necessary feature that ought to exist in any travel watch. And despite the surfeit of information it can read, the watch retains a remarkably minimalist dial.  While it was previously available only in white or red gold, with the commensurate price tags, Glashütte Original has just unveiled the stainless-steel version ahead at Baselworld 2018. The new Senator Cosmopolite is decidedly less formal in appearance, perhaps even more functional, featuring dark blue Arabic numerals instead of Romans over a matte white lacquered dial that also has a simplified minute track.   The case remains the same 44mm in diameter and 14mm in height. And so does the movement and functions. Local time is displayed with the central hands while home time is indicated in the subdial at 12 o’clock. A tiny aperture in the subdial shows the day or night at home while a power reserve indicator charts the movement’s 72hour power reserve. The Senator Cosmopolite includes all of the world’s 36 time-zones, and each indicated by the three-letter official IATA location code that refers to the international airport in the zone: ”BKK” for Bangkok and “PEK” for Beijing.

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Time-zones are indicated by the three-letter official IATA location code that refers to the international airport in the zone

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