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Hands-On: With The Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator (Live Pics & Pricing) -

Hands-On: With The Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator (Live Pics & Pricing) –

Earlier this year I had the delight of visiting Glashütte Original’s assembling in Saxony, and I was intrigued with what I saw. This watch is an ideal example of what makes Glashütte Original a brand to watch. Delivered at Baselworld 2013, the Senator Chronometer Regulator is a cutting edge take on the controller longcase clocks that Glashütte was known for in the nineteenth century and both the dial and development are worth investigating at.

The Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator On The Wrist

Starting with Glashütte Original’s 42mm Senator case (in one or the other red or white gold), the Chronometer Regulator is sufficiently large to make the controller format exceptionally intelligible while as yet sitting pleasantly on the wrist. Much greater and the watch would feel burdensome, more modest and it is hard to peruse initially. Additionally, at 12.47mm thick, the watch feels appropriately proportioned, neither thick nor thin.

Closer Look At The Grained Silver Dial

The dial is grained silver with the registers set in barely enough to add some intrigue. Blued steel hands and inky dark markings offer great difference while remaining generally downplayed. At 12 o’clock you’ll discover the hours subdial (likewise lodging the day/night pointer), at 3 o’clock you have the all encompassing date, at 6 o’clock the running seconds, and at 9 o’clock the marker for the 45 hour power save. The minutes hand is focused in the conventional controller style. This design will probably take some becoming accustomed to before the watch peruses instinctively, however it doesn’t seem like that would take very long.

The In-House Glashütte Original Movement, Caliber 58.04

Turning the Chronometer Regulator over uncovers the unmistakably German development powering this watch, in-house type 58.04. It is physically wound and chronometer ensured, has a striped three-quarter plate that uncovers a few pinion wheels and wheels, and the equilibrium is significantly shown out of the way. The equilibrium chicken is elaborately engraved and finished off with the swan-neck fine agent. This is one you can gaze at for a while.

Ornately Engraved Balance Cock And Swan-Neck Fine Adjustor

Regulators are certainly an acquired taste, yet this is a truly incredible example. Obviously Glashütte Original has taken as much time as is needed with this watch and viewed it as much in excess of a knick knack. The development is dazzling and the complication has a profound established history in the town of Glashütte.

The Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator is restricted by creation yet not carefully talking a restricted version. In red gold it is estimated at $31,500 and in white gold at $33,300. For additional subtleties, visit Glashütte Original on the web .