Previously available with Roman numerals on its dial and a day/night indicator with blue and gold details, the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite is now also available in stainless steel with Arabic numerals on its dial. Powered by the automatic calibre 89-02, this watch gives you 37 time zones taking into consideration quarter hour, half hour and three quarter hour time zones variances. Fitted with a generous 44 mm case in stainless steel and a power reserve of 72 hours, the Senator Cosmopolite was fully conceived and developed in-house.
Baselworld 2018: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition. Live Pictures & Pricing.
The latest addition to the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence family is a new Perpetual Calendar in a limited edition with partially skeletonized dial revealing the movement within with its calendar discs and jewels. Taking a more prominent stage are the barleycorn guilloché motif on the galvanic module cover as well as the redesigned moonphase indicator and the leap year indication at 12 o'clock. Limited to 100 pieces, the new Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is a very good looking watch and definitely much better than its predecessor.
Baselworld 2018: Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date Green and Sixties Time Only. Live Pictures & Pricing.
In 1845, Ferdinand Adolphe Lange founded the first watch manufacture in Glashütte, Germany, a place well known for its silver mining industry. At the time, the goal was to turn Glashütte into a German watchmaking central. In the early 1950s, GUB —VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe— was formed through the merger of multiple firms including UROFA, UFAG, VEB Lange –formerly A. Lange & Söhne—, VEB Präzision Glashütte, VEB Messtechnik —formerly R. Mühle & Sohn—, VEB Feintechnik, VEB Estler and the Makarenko trade school.
Baselworld 2017: Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date. Live Pictures, Hands-on & Price.
Powered by the new Glashütte Original in-house calibre 37-01, the new Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date is the latest addition to the many chronographs that our friends from Saxony have released in the past decade. Featuring blue markers and Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o'clock with ultra bright superluminova, this new watch sports a stainless steel case measuring 42 mm in diameter and is available with a leather strap with blue contrast stitching, a black textured rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet.
Baselworld 2017: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar. Live Pictures, Hands-on & Price.
Available in 18K red gold or stainless steel, the new Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is the latest complication released by this German brand belonging to the Swatch Group. Based out of Saxony in Glashütte, Germany many dare to call this manufacture the 'poor man's Lange' in a despective way. However, in its short history, Glashütte Original has consistently shown that their watches are exceptionally good, its product quality is up to par with their price tag and the new Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is no exception.
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. Hands-on with a Retro-Looking Watch Perfectly Suited for Water Activities.
The Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date with in-house calibre 37-02 was launched at Baselworld 2014 and we brought you the news here. This time, we bring you our in-depth hands-on review and some stunning images as we enjoyed this timepiece underwater. The Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is powered by the newly developed column wheel chronograph movement Glashütte Original Calibre 37-02 and represents a perfect addition to the Seventies collection.
Insider: Glashütte Original Senator Panorama Date. Elegance and Superb Craftsmanship Straight from the Birthplace of German Watchmaking.
The Glashütte Original Senator Panorama Date ref. 100-03-32-42-04 was one of the novelty timepieces presented at Baselworld 2013. This watch is a quintessential example of the superb craftsmanship of this manufacture straight from Saxony, the birthplace of German watchmaking. The Senator Panorama Date is available in stainless steel or rose gold and is part of the extensive Glashütte Original Senator line-up.
Insider: Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Blue Dial. Hands-on with a Refined Elegant German Beauty.
Presented at Baselworld 2016 less than a month ago, the most recent edition of the Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer offers certified precision in a distinctive and expressive dark blue version. The color 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, thus adding a modern, elegant nuance to the watchmaker's classic color palette.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Glashütte Original Senator Excellence with new Calibre 36. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
Glashütte Original has yet presented another new in-house movement this year at Baselworld 2016. We are talking about the new automatic calibre 36, beating at a frequency of 4Hz —28,800 vhp— with a power reserve of more than 100 hours. In developing the new manufactory Calibre 36 the designers and watchmakers at Glashütte Original have made time for what is essential: the basic form, as substantial as it is innovative, of a new generation of timepieces.
It's been a while since we've posted a photo gallery for your viewing pleasure. While most of the time we are busy doing and posting hands-on reviews, it is at times refreshing to just focus on the images and spend some time with a timepiece doing one of the best things in life: relaxing. The Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date we reviewed a few weeks ago here, proved to be a wonderful pool companion thanks to its ultra comfortable rubber strap. If you like underwater watch photography this gallery will be right up your alley, regardless of how much you like Glashütte Original. Now, if you are not a big fan, we are confident that after going over these images, you will definitely be a changed watchlifestyler.
Glashütte Original reveals the fascinating art of fine mechanical watchmaking with a new chronograph movement designed and hand-crafted entirely in its own manufacture in Glashütte, Germany. The new Senator Chronograph Panorama Date is powered by the new in-house automatic calibre 37-01 column wheel chronograph and available in two different metals with a case measuring 42 mm in diameter and 14 mm in thickness. These two watches are available in either platinum or 18K red gold. While the ref. 1-37-01-02-03-30 features a platinum case and a hand-finished silver dial with Roman numerals and tachymeter scale, the ref. 1-37-01-01-05-30 is fitted with an 18K red gold case and a lacquered silver grained dial with Roman numerals. Both watches are fitted with an elegant alligator strap —black on the 18K red gold model and dark blue on the platinum one— with folding buckle and equipped with display case backs that allow for uncompromised view of this new and nicely decorated movement.
There are several mechanical timepieces fitted with an alarm mechanism and some iconic historical alarm watches, nevertheless, the Glashütte Original Senator Diary is a fascinating watch unlike any other. Fitted with a robust and very solid 42mm case available in 18K rose gold, 18K white gold or stainless steel, the Senator Diary is perhaps the best alarm complication out there as it allows for you to set the alarm also on an specific date as an appointment reminder. The beautifully designed on this watch case features polished and satin-brushed finished areas that are a treat for the eyes.
The Glashütte Original Senator Diary ref. 100-13-01-01-04 in 18K rose gold features a very sophisticated mechanical alarm mechanism that can be used as a friendly appointment reminder or just as a wake up call on your wrist.
Baselworld 2015: Introducing the Glashütte Original Senator Observer with Black Superluminova Dial. Live Pictures and Pricing.
Last week at Baselworld 2015, Glashütte Original presented a new version of its Senator Observer with a new dial featuring bright superluminova and in-house automatic calibre 100-14. The new Glashütte Original Senator Observer features a matte black grainy dial with white accents and Arabic numerals. Running seconds at 9 and power reserve indicator at 3 and large double date aperture at 6 o'clock. Although traditional observation watches were typically fitted with manual wound movements, the Senator Observer is powered by a self-winding movement. This new dial on the Glashütte Original Senator Observer is well balanced and a perfectly example of Saxonian watchmaking. The superluminova on this new dial is bright and long lasting. Fitted with a stainless steel case measuring 44 mm in diameter and 12 mm in thickness, the watch is classic and modern at the same time.
Baselworld 2015: Introducing the Glashütte Original PanoReserve Blue and Black Galvanized Dials. Live Pictures and Pricing.
Along with the two other novelties we already presented you from Glashütte Original this year at Baselworld 2015, the PanoReserve and the PanoMaticLunar are getting new dials. The Glashütte Original PanoReserve is now available with a blue or a black galvanized dial depending on the metal. While the stainless steel reference is getting a strikingly beautiful midnight blue dial, the 18K red gold reference is now available with a gorgeous galvanized black dial. The Glashütte Original PanoReserve was originally launched in 2012 and up until now it only came with a silvered dial. For sure these new dial options will continue to drive excitement and sales of the brand.
The new Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite is not your average multiple travel time type of watch. Not only this new watch from the German manufacture sports the brand new calibre 89-02 but it also gives you 37 time zones taking into consideration quarter hour, half hour and three quarter hour time zones variances. This new timepiece —following the launch of the Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon in 2012— consolidates the ability of this Saxon manufacture at crafting spectacular timepieces from an horological feat standpoint as well as from a functional perspective. Fitted with a very nicely finished generous case with satin brushed and polished areas measuring 44 mm in diameter and a thickness of 14 mm, the beating heart inside this timepiece is a new in-house developed calibre. The new automatic calibre 89-02 with a power reserve of 72 hours powering this amazing timepiece, was fully conceived and developed in-house. Fitted with a silvered-grain dial this watch allows world travelers to keep two different time zones in check indicated by the airport IATA codes for each of the 37 cities via the apertures located at 8 o'clock.
Fitted with the newly developed Glashütte Original Calibre 37-02 column wheel chronograph movement, this German manufacture presents the new Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date ref. 1-37-02. This new timepiece is a perfect addition to the Seventies line and a watch that we are loving right now. This new Glashütte Original watch is fitted with a perfectly square stainless steel case measuring 40 mm x 40 mm x 13.5 mm and a practical 12-hour chronograph. The Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is available in three different dial options —blue, silver and anthracite— and with a stainless steel bracelet, a rubber strap or a Louisiana alligator strap. Since we didn't show it here, the alligator strap for the silver dial model would be black.
The perfectly balanced dial features a running seconds register with integrated power reserve indicator aperture at 9 o'clock, 12-hour chrono register via a small aperture at 12, 30-minute chrono register at 3 and the classic panorama date aperture at 6 o'clock.
The case features satin brushed and polished areas as well as rectangular pushers for the chrono. A very well designed case that even with the pushers it does not compromise the original design of the iconic Seventies model. The watch is fitted with a screw-down crown that makes this new model ideal for aquatic activities when fitted with the rubber strap.
Via the display case back, one can appreciate the newly developed Glashütte Original calibre 37-02. This new movement was entirely developed in-house automatic and combines the positive attributes of a classic column wheel chronograph with the advantages of a simpler, cam system chronograph featuring exceptional features like a central chrono seconds hand, 12-hour chronograph with flyback mechanism and an impressive power reserve of up to 70 hours when fully wound. Additionally, this new calibre features a new oscillation system that has no regulator on the spring for optimum isochronism.
On the wrist, be prepared to wear a watch that wears true to its size, solid and very comfortably. So far, our favorite combo on this watch is the one with the silver dial and black rubber strap ref. 1-37-02-02-02-33. You know we are suckers for rubber straps so this watch seems to be the perfect timepiece for this Summer and for those warm afternoons yachting in Saint-Tropez.
Sticker Price $14,900 Rubber or Alligator Strap, $16,400 Stainless Steel Bracelet. For more info on Glashütte Original click here.
This time we decided to skip the long detailed review and focus on sharing some nice live pictures of this flawless vintage inspired timepiece. The Glashütte Original Sixties Square Chronograph ref. 1-39-34-02-32-04 is a timepiece that truly transports us back to the 1960s and the Mad Men era. With its perfectly square cushioned shaped case in stainless steel measuring 41.35mm by 41.35mm and its black domed galvanized dial, this 30-minute chronograph clearly evokes the early days of GUB and its transformation into Glashütte Original with the first Spezimatics and Spezichrons.
This exceptional example of Saxonian watchmaking is powered by the Glashütte Original automatic calibre 39-34 composed of 51 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 40 hours while beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph. Fitted with a gorgeous black alligator strap with pin buckle this watch is nothing but comfortable and elegant. The domed sapphire crystal on the front along with the domed sapphire crystal display case back complete the vintage essence of this timepiece.
Next time you get all envious while looking at Don Draper's wrist during one of those old classic Mad Men episodes, just relax and look at your wrist sporting this beautiful Sixties Square Chronograph. Then, tell yourself "What is there to be envious about?", at the end of the day you are wearing this flawless execution of a vintage inspired timepiece that looks and feels extremely vintage but without the potential headaches of a true vintage watch. Now, in case you don't fancy the black dial, this watch is also available with silver dial with rose gold markers, numerals and hands.
Sticker Price $9,300 USD. For more info on Glashütte Original click here.
Insider: Four of Our Favorite Glashütte Original Timepieces. Four Great Examples of Saxonian Watchmaking.
This time we decided to feature four of our favorite Glashütte Original watches. These watches not only feature some of the most fascinating complications, but will also provide you with the best value for your money. Here are four exceptional examples of Saxonian watchmaking for your viewing and reading pleasure.
Glashütte Senator Chronometer Regulator in 18K White Gold
A 'régulateur' a.k.a. regulator, is a watch with non-coaxial hour and minute hands, which means, that the hour and minute hands do not share the central pinion position on the dial but are independently placed. On regulators, the minute hand is traditionally the most important hand and it is typically placed on the central pinion at the center of the dial. The new Senator Chronometer Regulator presented at Baselworld 2013 features a very well balanced silver-grainé dial that is not only beautiful but very easy to read. The dial features a Panorama Date aperture at 3, running seconds small dial at 6, hours small dial with Roman numerals and day/night indicator at 12 and power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock.
This exceptional timepiece in 18K white gold —also available in 18K red gold— measuring 42mm in diameter is fitted with a gorgeous semi-matte black alligator strap with folding clasp. The beating heart inside this watch is the manual-wound Glashütte Original calibre 58-04 with 58 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 44 hours and 40 minutes when fully wound. One great thing about this calibre, is that it is fitted with three very interesting features. The first one is a day/night indicator —from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening, the small circle in the region of the hour display is white; from 6 pm until 6 am it is black— to ease the time setting. The second feature is the now traditional second-zero-stop-mechanism that when the crown is pulled out to adjust the time, the second hand jumps to zero and remains there. Lastly, the third feature of this calibre is a minute-to-minute adjustment where once the crown is pulled out to adjust the time, the minute hand is moved from one minute marker to another for exact adjustment of the time.
Ref. 1-58-04-04-04-04 Sticker Price $33,300 USD.
Glashütte Original PanoInverse XL in Stainless Steel
The PanoInverse XL from Glashütte Original was the first watch from this manufacture to reveal its inner beauty by bringing an extraordinary element from the interior to the visible surface of the watch by showcasing the double swan-neck fine adjustment in full splendor against the anthracite colored plates and bridges. The individual components are treated in a galvanic bath to give them a black rhodium-plated surface, which serves to highlight clearly and effectively such characteristic features as the screw-mounted gold chatons and the double swan-neck fine adjustment with hand-engraved balance cock.
The anthracite colored plates along with the off-centered hour and minute dial, the small seconds sub-dial, the power reserve indicator and the double swan-neck fine adjustment, create a mosaic of elegance that is just extraordinaire. This exceptional timepiece is available in stainless steel or 18K red gold in a case measuring 42mm in diameter that comes fitted with a gorgeous dark grey alligator nubuck strap in the case of the stainless steel model and brown alligator nubuck for the 18K red gold version. The beating heart inside this stainless steel watch is the manual-wound Glashütte Original calibre 66-06 with 31 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 41 hours when fully wound.
Ref. 1-66-06-04-22-05 Sticker Price $12,600 USD.
Glashütte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar in Stainless Steel
The Glashütte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar is another one of those perpetual calendar watches that comes with a very reasonable price tag and great value for your money in a timepiece with superb craftsmanship and great pedigree. For your peace of mind, this watch will not need adjustment Until March 1, 2100, when the next secular year of the Gregorian calendar is taking place. This watch is fitted with a very elegant silver-grainé dial with Roman numerals chapter railroad ring, a day aperture at 10, a month aperture at 2, a Panorama Date at 4, a moon-phase indicator at 8 o'clock and a discreet leap year indicator that shows a red dot to indicate a leap year, followed by yellow, black and white dots for successive years. On the black dial versions, the phases of the moon are revealed by a black disk adorned with silver stars and a radiant silver moon, while the silver dial models like the one we are featuring here, comes with a silver moon on a blue disk.
This great looking watch in a stainless steel case measuring 42mm in diameter is fitted with a gorgeous black alligator strap that rounds out the elegant look of it. The beating heart inside this watch is the automatic Glashütte Original calibre 100-02 with 59 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 55 hours when fully wound. This watch is also available on stainless steel bracelet for an extra $1,100 USD.
Ref. 100-02-22-12-05 Sticker Price $22,000 USD.
Glashütte Original Senator Flying Tourbillon in 18K White Gold
Also presented earlier this year as one of the manufacture's novelties for Baselworld 2013, this fascinating timepiece comes equipped with a Flying Tourbillon at 6 and the distinctive panorama date at 12 o'clock. While the traditional tourbillon mechanism is designed to counter the effect of gravity on rate precision and is anchored at both the top and the bottom, the flying tourbillon —created by Alfred Helwig— features a cantilevered mechanism anchored on one side only, which led to it becoming known as a ‘flying’ tourbillon. The balance, pallet lever, and escape wheel are housed in a cantilevered carriage that turns 360 ° once a minute, thus neutralizing rate deviations of the balance due to gravity.
The matte dark grey-grainé dial along with the tourbillon, the date aperture —with white font—, the Roman numerals in a milled railroad chapter ring and the white gold 'poire' hands creates the perfect symphony in a superb timepiece that is not only elegant but a fascinating example of Saxonian watchmaking. This exceptional timepiece in 18K white gold comes with a case measuring 42mm in diameter and equipped with a gorgeous dark grey alligator nubuck strap with folding clasp. The beating heart inside this watch is the automatic Glashütte Original calibre 94-03 with 50 jewels and 2 diamond end stones. The movement provides a power reserve of 48 hours when fully wound.
Ref. 1-94-03-04-04-04 Sticker Price $118,600 USD.
For more info on Glashütte Original click here.
The Glashütte Original Senator Observer ref. 100-14-05-02-04 is one of the most classic looking timepieces from this manufacture from Saxony, Germany. The Senator Observer is a watch that takes its inspiration from the observation watches made at Julius Assmann's Glashütte atelier. This stainless steel watch is fitted with a case measuring 44mm in diameter, a display case back and a lacquered silver grained dial with black Arabic numerals featuring a running seconds register at 9, power reserve indicator at 3 and the iconic Glashütte Original Panorama date aperture at 6 o'clock. To complete the elegant look of this timepiece, the watch is fitted with blue anodized hands that provide the perfect contrast against the off-white looking dial and a perfect match to the black alligator strap with deployant buckle.
The watch is powered by the Glashütte Original automatic calibre 100-14 that beats at 28,800 vph and that provides a power reserve of 55 hours when fully wound. The calibre is fully visible via the display case back.
Now it's time to enjoy the eye candy!
Sticker Price $11,800 USD. For more info on Glashütte Original click here.
Insider: Glashütte Original PanoMatic Lunar. One of the Most Representative Timepieces from this Manufacture.
The Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar ref. 90-02-43-32-05 from the Art & Technik collection, is perhaps one of the most representative timepieces from this manufacture and a great example of its essence, design and craftsmanship.
This PanoMaticLunar in stainless steel, comes in a 40mm case with a galvanized ruthenium dial featuring an off-centered hour and minute sub-dial with interlocking small seconds, the traditional panorama date at 4 and a moon phase aperture at 2 o'clock. The gray-brownish color of the dial is striking and the perfect setting for the contrasting rhodium applied markers and the silvered moon phase disc —the moon phase disc can become somewhat too reflective and hard to appreciate under bright light, but not necessarily a deal breaker. The white gold hands on this watch are partially inlaid with superluminova offering good visibility under low light conditions.
One fascinating thing about this galvanized ruthenium dial, is that its unique color provides the most interesting color variations all the way from graphite gray to a milk chocolate brown.
This watch features a gorgeous gray Louisiana alligator strap with nubuck finish and is fitted with a deployant buckle. The strap is extremely supple, comfortable and well crafted. Even though the PanoMaticLunar is waterproof to 50 meters, we really wouldn't recommend getting this lovely strap wet and ruining it.
The PanoMaticLunar comes with a screwed display case back that offers a fantastic full view of the gorgeous Glashütte automatic calibre 90-02. This calibre is exquisitely finished featuring a beautifully decorated off-centered skeletonized rotor, a duplex swan-neck fine adjustment, a hand decorated balance bridge and 47 jewels. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph —equivalent to 4 Hz— and provides a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound.
The biggest downside for those with big fingertips is the crown size. While it is not very difficult to operate once it's been pulled out, for those watchlifestylers with big fingertips, it will be slightly challenging to pull it out. For ease, the moon phase is set via a push piece located above the crown on the side of the case.
The watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size —more like a 42mm— but very comfortably. Its wrist presence is unparalleled and a perfect match to any type of outfit.
If you are looking to own one of the most representative timepieces from Glashütte Original, this watch has your name written on it. Whether you are having dinner at Le Cirque, Le Bernardin or Daniel, this timepiece will definitely catch the wandering eyes of other watchlifestylers around you. In summary, this is a great looking timepiece with solid heritage, unparalleled craftsmanship and priced just right. Also available in red gold, stainless steel with silver dial and stainless steel with matching stainless steel bracelet.
Sticker Price $11,000 USD. For more info on Glashütte Original click here.