Baselworld 2018 is on the horizon and various brands are hinting and announcing new watches. Among them the German brand has recently introduced the “Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite” in stainless steel.
Originally this watch premiered at Baselworld 2015 in an 18k red gold and white gold edition, exhibiting a Roman numeral dial. Now two years later it returns to this major horology event, to be reintroduced with some subtle dial changes and a new casing material.
The 44mm case is made of stainless-steel with alternating satin-brushed and brilliantly polished surface finishes. It’s been given an exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement, such as their double-G logo among other embellishments.
Mechanics wise the complications on this watch are controlled via three setting-crowns, which makes it a true world-timer. Home time can be set using the crown at the 2 o’clock position, while current time can be set using the crown at the 8 o’clock position.
Then when the user is traveling: destination-time is defined by the crown at the 4 o’clock position, which you rotate clockwise until the IATA (International Air Transport Association) code for the destination time-zone appears in the corresponding DST or STD windows, situated at the 8 o’clock position. If traveling East you rotate the crown clockwise to forward in time; while if you travel West you’d rotate the crown counter-clockwise to move back in time.
Each rotation causes the central hour and minute hands to shift forwards or backwards in 15-minute steps, adjusting the IATA code for the destination time zone seen on the DST or STD windows. Requiring no additional adjustments and further enhanced by also indicating day/night time for the chosen destination.
Time is exhibited on a matte white lacquered dial with blue printed Arabic numerals and blue applied Baton hour index markers, followed by smaller black printed minute index markers circling around the dial. There are three sub-dials: a sub-seconds at the 6 o’clock position; a small day/night indicator with a small sun and moon stencil-type image at the 9 o’clock position; and finally a second time-zone for home-time with a power reserve indicator in its midst. At the 8 o’clock position are two small windows that indicate whether Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Standard Time (STD) is in effect at the destination time-zone. Also has been given a panorama date aperture placed at the 4 o’clock position.
Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite Stainless Steel
The “Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite Stainless Steel” (Ref#: 1-89-02-03-02-01) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 89-02 with 63 jewels and 28,800 Vph. Equipped with blued polished screws, a skeletonized rotor and a 21k gold oscillation weight; plus the Glashütte three-quarter plate with a stripe finish.
Power reserve on this watch can last up to 72 hours, when fully wound. Mounted to the watch is a dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel pin buckle or a fold-over clasp. For more up to date information visit the official Glashütte website here.
MSRP: 20,700.00 Euros
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