‘chronometer’ stands for extremely accurate watches. In the past, the accuracy of time was absolutely necessary in the field of navigation and aviation. Also today, an impartial and independent body uses the same standard measurement procedures to test whether a watch meets the accuracy requirements of the year. A watch is eligible to be called a ‘chronometer’ only if it is certified by an authorized body. Needless to say, all of Glashütte’s hand-finished movements meet these strict criteria: and the Senator Chronometer is the first watch to have this official certification.
The Senator Chronometer is equipped with Glashütte’s redesigned caliber 58.-01, which ensures that the minute and second hands are precisely synchronized. A new stop-second / reset mechanism makes it easy for the wearer to adjust the time: pull the crown to stop the time, the second hand jumps back and maintains the initial position, and the minute hand moves to the next minute mark. When you turn the crown to adjust the time, the minute hand does move in accordance with the minute scale: this mechanism ensures that the minute hand and second hand are in the correct position.
18K Rose Gold Style Senator Chronometer
The classic dial of the Senator Chronometer is a reminiscence of the characteristics of a pocket watch. The small seconds ring and power reserve display on the silver dial are located at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock, respectively. Glashütte’s unique large calendar window is located at 3 o’clock. The designer of the watch factory has made a special correction this time, so that the date dial can be instantly switched at midnight. The new movement is equipped with a day and night display, which makes it easier to adjust the date: from 6 am to 6 pm, the small circle at the center of the power reserve display and the face plate is white, and from 6 pm to 6 am the next morning, it is black .
18K White Gold Senator Chronometer
The polished blue minute hand and pear-shaped hour hand are more prominent on the silver faceplate, emphasizing the attention to detail. Of course, these hands are modified by hand. The embossed railway pattern surrounds this watch in harmony, and the Roman numerals add a classic touch. The seemingly simple face plate is completed through a painstaking procedure. Glashütte uses an outstanding traditional method: l’ argenture grainée, a silver-plating technique that makes the face plate delicate and frosty.
In this set of procedures, water, soft limestone and wood sand are first mixed. Then the mixture is sandblasted by a machine using a machine. Then, the paste containing silver powder is mixed with water and carefully coated by hand. Covered with sandblasted surface, the last pure and charming face plate appears in front of the eyes, this delicate and special treatment is very moving.
The Senator Chronometer incorporates a modified cal. 58-01 movement, which features Glashütte watchmaking: three-quarter splint, gold-plated base, and hand-carved balance wheel pallet.
The anti-glare sapphire crystal case back sees the carefully modified movement Cal.58-01, featuring Glashütte watchmaking features: a three-quarter splint, a gold-plated base, and a hand-carved balance plate. Special mention is the newly developed transmission gear that controls the power reserve display. This elegant piece can run for 45 hours. The simple and touching Senator Chronometer is available in 18K rose gold and white gold, and is perfectly matched with a black Louisiana crocodile leather strap and folding buckle to enhance safety and comfort.