This may not be a new offering, yet it will be the first opportunity many horology aficionados get a chance to own this open-worked timepiece. Five years later Glashütte return to market with another take on their “Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition” watch.
After testing the waters with their limited edition of only 100 pieces cased in 18k rose gold (Ref#: 49-13-15-15-04), which they released on the market back in 2012. Glashütte now returns with what will be a regular production model, although they’ve swapped the 18k rose gold case material for another.
The 42mm case on this non-limited watch will be made of 18k white gold. So, for those that don’t like to flaunt their belongings, this white gold model manages to be a more inconspicuous option. Although we already get a good view of the movement thru the front, this watch comes with a transparent caseback which also allows to see the inner workings of the movement. Water-resistance on this timepiece can reach up to 30 meters (100 feet).
The sapphire crystals used on the front and back of this watch are completely non-reflecting. Its filigree artwork is so impressive and joyful to gaze into that it would have been a shame to cover it all up. An exquisitely finished movement featuring: swan-neck adjustments, winding wheels with double sunburst decoration, beveled edges, polished steel parts and a three-quarter plate with screwed gold chatons for the jewels.
A predominantly skeletonized view that allows the end user an in-depth look at how the mechanical movement actually grinds its gears and complications. Providing fascinating insights into the hand-wound mechanism and the fine art of Glashütte watchmaking, with all its hand engravings and perlage decoration of small overlapping circles permeating the movement.
Time is exhibited on a galvanized silver and partially skeletonized dial with black Roman numerals and minute index markers in a railroad track motif. Afterwards several complications are scattered about: there is an off-center sub-seconds dial at the 6 o’clock position with Arabic numerals; a power reserve indicator can be seen between the 1 and 2 o’clock positions; and finally a moonphase can be seen between the 10 and 11 o’clock positions.
All indicators employ stainless-steel blued hands. Be it to point out the current hour, minute, second; or how far off before the timepiece requires some more manual winding to keep up its pace. The original Glashütte logo can be seen where the Roman numeral twelve should have been; while surrounding the Roman six numeral the brand proudly states its origins “Made in Germany”, contrary to this predominantly Swiss made market.
Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized
This “Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized” (Ref#: 1-49-13-15-04-30) is powered by a hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber 49-13 with 19 jewels and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 40 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a blue Louisiana alligator leather strap, secured to the wrist by an 18k white gold fold fastener; but, also available with a short clasp (Ref#: 1-49-13-15-04-50) or a buckle (Ref#: 1-49-13-15-04-01). Visit the Glashütte official website here more information.
MSRP: $45,000.00 USD
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