If the rebirth of cool comes measured by the unveiling of a new gentleman's watch, then the arrival of the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date by Glashütte Original is a timely showstopper doing just that.
The robust German-made timepiece named after the historic watchmaking town where it is headquartered goes beyond expectation. From its casual sportiness to elegant design, there's plenty of perks that come with its much-anticipated arrival.
The chronograph in stainless steel made its debut at Baselworld in March this year – admired for its integrated Calibre 37 chronograph movement, developed to set new standards for maximum functionality and everyday use.
One of the knockout features of the Senator Chronograph is its Panorama Date function which comes with an impressive blue glow on the white gold hour, minute and stop seconds hands as well as the Roman numerals at six and 12 o'clock.
All are perfectly legibility in the dark which makes it ideal for those in twilight winter climates where telling the time shouldn't become a strain on your eyes as the sun goes down. The intensity of the glow is activated by artificial and natural light, giving a brighter perspective right when you need it.
Extra precision is found in the polished hands and numerous white details that contrast clearly against the deep black dial too.
It's a date
The Panorama Date detail nods to its 20-year tradition of enhanced legibility, with the two date discs placed on the same level without a central separation bar, enabling the impressive appearance of the date in its large window.
Made in their own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany, the team at Glashütte Original spotlight a new design with an emphasis on innovation and pride themselves on being a step ahead.
The biggest coup for collectors is that the Senator Chronograph is now in a steel version – an exceptional bit of watchmaking genius, offering 70 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
Perhaps best of all is that the chronograph parts are on full-display through the sapphire exhibition case back (including the column-wheel and the chronograph levers) and the movement has been finished to Glashütte Original's highest standards.
The impressive trend towards steel watches is a sign of the times and the Senator Chronograph is the third in line of rose gold and platinum timepieces, but with a significantly lower price point than its peers (approx $16,000 for the leather strap version).
The black calfskin leather strap with matching blue stitching plays on its sporty repertoire and riffs off the dial's blue Super-LumiNova highlights – while another variant is the black rubber strap – complete with a laser cut relief pattern - for an extreme luxe sport addition.
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.
Aimed at the man who exudes precision and cool style, the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date is the ultimate expression of confidence that's sure to impress those looking to make a statement.
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