A Chronograph for the Man of Taste
The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date from Glashütte Original is a robust timepiece created for everyday use and has the signs of the Saxon manufactory’s unique flair for design.
Showing a casual elegance the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date presents some characteristics such as striking, robust and style-conscious
This watch in stainless steel version offers a modern touch in a contemporary design and it was presented for the first time at Baselworld fair, in March 2017.
One of the first characteristics you can observe is the good legibility at any time of day or night. Thanks to luminous blue Super-LumiNova on the white gold hour, minute and stop seconds hands, the Roman numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock, and on the hour indexes, all indicators are perfectly legible in the dark as well. One can rely all night on the impressive blue glow of the highlights, if they have first been activated by intense artificial or natural light.
Also, the clear and clean design of the dial offers a good legibility during the day, too.
The polished hands and numerous white details ensure clear contrasts on the deep black dial, crafted by experienced experts in the watchmaker’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim. Dial visuals exhibit the Senator line’s characteristic symmetry in the form of 30-minute and 12-hour counters and a small seconds dial. The harmonious arrangement of the three chronograph displays is gracefully enhanced by the discreet, yet impressive power reserve indicator positioned within the small seconds.
The characteristic Glashütte Original Panorama Date rounds off this ensemble perfectly. Placed below the counter triad, it underscores the harmonious design of the dial. Additional details pay due respect to its 20-year tradition of enhanced legibility: the two date discs are placed on the same level without a central separation bar, enabling the ever smooth and impressive appearance of the date in its large window.
The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date presents few style particularities that makes it different in the watchmaking world: the hour indexes, which replace its predecessor’s Roman numerals at all but 6 and 12 hours, the alternately satin-brushed and polished 42 mm stainless steel case, or the judicious and striking use of luminous blue highlighting
And because the details make the difference the Glashütte watchmakers have set such well-chosen accents as the double-G counterweight on the seconds hand, oval chronograph pushers to the right and left of the crown, and tiny luminous points on the discreet seconds scale.
The strap option as also an interesting choice: the fine stitching on the black calfskin strap is perfectly attuned to the hue of the dial’s blue Super-LumiNova highlights; the black rubber strap is enhanced by a laser-cut relief pattern and the stainless steel bracelet’s patented, innovative closure features an adjustment mechanism designed for optimal wearer comfort with eight settings, precise to the millimetre – while a double security mechanism prevents it from opening by chance.
The precision of the watch if offered by the integrated Calibre 37 chronograph movement with flyback mechanism and 12-hour chronograph counter. And the 70 hours power reserve means a high level in the area of mechanical chronographs.
In conclusion, the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date is a timepiece perfect for everyday use, gathering technical elements and styling details of the German engineering.