Glashutte Original, as many might have known, is a watchmaker from Saxony. Just like other German watchmakers, Glashutte Original offers both value and quality in their works and creations. This time, in Baselworld, the folks are back again with a new and innovative model: the Senator Cosmopolite.
The Senator Cosmopolite is a sequel of the Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon that was launched back in 2012. The new timepiece is designed for a frequent traveler, and yet it tries to remain as user-friendly as possible for everyday usage.
One of the key features of the Senator Cosmopolite is the ability of the watch to track two timezone simultaneously, with a time zone wheel that allows 37 different time zones to be displayed. The 37 different time zones are named accordingly to their IATA code, and the time zones that are offset with the GMT by full-hour, half-hour, quarter/ three-quarter hours are color-coded to make the identification a little bit easier.
Other complications on the Senator Cosmopolite includes a power reserve indicator, a day and night indicator, as well as Panorama Date Display. Despite the presence of a myriad of complications, the dial of the Senator Cosmopolite is rather uncluttered and it is pretty easy to comprehend. This is something that is very welcoming, especially since many watchmakers tend to over-complicate the dial and making it a pain in the butt to tell time. Glashutte Original has got it right with this timepiece.
The Senator Cosmopolite is powered by Glashutte Original’s new Calibre 89-02, an automatic movement that features a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. The 89-02 operates at 4 Hz (28,800 A/h) and features an off-centre rotor. The oscillation system is regulated by using four gold screws on the balance rim; the absence of a regulator on the spring allows the movement to run continuously over a much longer period of time, resulting in increased precision.
The 44mm Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite is available in both white gold and red gold. While we have not tried it on wrist yet, we think that it is going to be a rather nice dress piece for the executives. At 44mm, it may be a bit too big, but that also depends on the individual’s wrist size as well. But this is definitely one interesting piece for the frequent flying executive to look at.
Specification from Press Kit
Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite
Reference: 1-89-02-01-05-30/ 1-89-02-01-05-50/ 1-89-02-01-04-30/ 1-89-02-01-04-50
Louisiana Alligator leather strap black, red gold standard fold fastener, 18 mm/ Louisiana Alligator leather strap black, red gold short fold fastener, 18 mm/ Louisiana Alligator leather strap blue, white gold standard fold fastener, 18 mm/ Louisiana Alligator leather strap blue, white gold short fold fastener, 18 mm
Case: 44 mm
Height: 14 mm
Material: 18 ct red gold
Strap: 21/18 mm
Waterproof up to: 5 bar
Glass: sapphire crystal, both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: sapphire crystal
Dial: display 38.8 mm, varnish silver-grainé with engraved black Roman/Arabic numerals/railroad chapter
Hands: stainless steel blued
Dimensions: 39.2 mm, height 8 mm
Balance: screw balance with 4 regulation screws
Oscillating frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 63 jewel bearings
Automatic movement, home time with hour and minute (off-centre), second time zone
with hour and minute (central), 37 time zones incl. ½ h and ¾ h differences, daylight
saving time/standard time, small second (off-centre), second stop, Panorama Date,
day/night indicator (home time), day/night display (second time zone), power reserve
display, exquisitely finished movement, bevelled/polished edges, polished steel parts,
polished/blued screws, skeletonized rotor with 21-ct gold oscillation weight, Glashütte
three-quarter plate with stripe finish.