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.

The Senator Panorama Date in stainless steel features a case measuring 40 mm in diameter and 11.52 mm in thickness. This watch is fitted with a very elegant varnished silver-grainé dial —that appears more like off-white— with black roman numerals, traditional anodized blue hands and the Glashütte Original signature big date aperture at 4 o'clock. Interestingly enough, this watch features a push-piece located on the side of the case at 2 o'clock that is used to reset the seconds hand when adjusting the time. With regards to the crown, it is nicely marked and easy to manipulate for winding or time setting purposes. 

This superb example ref. 100-03-32-42-04 is powered by the Glashütte Original automatic calibre 100-03 that is fully visible through the screwed display case back. This movement provides a power reserve of approximately 55 hours when fully wound and beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph. The movement is delicately and elegantly finished with a divided Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish, swan-neck fine adjustment and skeletonized intelligent winding central rotor.

The Senator Panorama Date is fitted with a gorgeous Louisiana alligator strap in black that features a simple yet elegant folding clasp. The strap is very comfortable and exactly what you would expect from a manufacture like Glashütte Original.

This watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size —when worn on a 7-7.25" wrist—  and sits high on the wrist but not in an uncomfortable way. This is a timepiece with great wrist presence and a watch that for sure will call the attention of other watchlifestylers around you. This Glashütte Original Senator Panorama Date in stainless steel is also available on a stainless steel bracelet for those that prefer a sportier look and a more versatile wear.

Sticker Price $9,800 USD. For more info on Glashütte Original click here.