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.
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