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Baselworld 2015: Glashutte Original Senator Observer

by Nick Gould on March 24, 2015

For Baselworld 2015, Glashutte Original gives a modern twist to their observation watch. Introducing the Glashutte Original Senator Observer.

The new Senator Observer comes in a 44 mm case fashioned of polished and satin-brushed stainless steel.

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The new Glashutte Original Senator Observer

The Saxon manufactory’s in-house dial manufactory has made extensive use of luminous surfaces to make the new Senator Observer easy to read in the absence of light: the elegant white gold hour and minute hands, bold Arabic numerals, and chapter ring hour indexes are all highlighted with green Super-LumiNova.  At the centre of the lower half is the noted watchmaker’s compelling Panorama Date display.

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What the watch looks like at night with its luminous markers charged

At the heart of the Senator Observer is the automatic Calibre 100-14, an exquisitely finished selfwinding movement with a 55 hour power reserve (+/- 10%). Although traditional observation watches used hand-wound movements, the Senator Observer is fitted with a contemporary automatic movement, in order to maximize comfort for the wearer. Thus, the ‘Ab Auf’ indicator on the dial represents a true power reserve, rather than a simple indication of running time. The exquisite finishing of the automatic Calibre 100-14 is easily visible through the sapphire case back. The movement features the characteristic Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish and a skeletonized rotor with 21-carat gold oscillating weight and the gold-plated double-G mark that distinguishes high-end mechanical watches from Glashütte Original.

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The base Calibre 100 on which the Calibre is 100-14 built on

We think this new model is very well balanced and with the added luminous materials, gives it a cool factor.

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Close up of the smaller details

It will retail for $9,900 Euros

Technical Details

CALIBRE 100-14.

Dimensions: Ø 31.15 mm, height 6.5 mm
Balance: screw balance with 12 weighted screws and 4 regulation screws
Oscillating frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power reserve: 55 hours (+/- 10 %)
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 60 jewel bearings
Additional details:
Automatic winding, hour and minute (central), small second (off-centre), second stop,
Panorama Date, power reserve display, exquisitely finished movement, polished/bevelled
edges, polished steel parts, polished screws, Glashütte three-quarter plate with
stripe finish, fine adjustment by adjustment screws

REF. 100-14-07-02-30
with calfskin leather strap black,
stainless steel standard fold fastener, 18 mm
REF. 100-14-07-02-50
with calfskin leather strap black,
stainless steel short fold fastener, 18 mm
REF. 100-14-07-02-70
with stainless steel bracelet
Case: Ø 44 mm
Height: 12 mm
Material: stainless steel
Strap: 21/18 mm
Waterproof up to: 5 bar
Glass: sapphire crystal, both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: sapphire crystal
Dial: Ø display 36 mm,
varnish matt black with Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova/in white
Hands: White gold/pfinodal with Super- LumiNova

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