In the specialty of watchmaking, the unending schedule is considered to be a particularly sophisticated complication and, without a doubt, it is perhaps the most appreciated by authorities and watch enthusiasts.
The complex mechanism ensures a precise display of the date, work day and month – in any event, taking jump a very long time into account – with no requirement for manual correction for more than 100 years to come, obviously assuming that the watch runs continuously.
Creating a display that is both complete and simple to peruse is a test which Glashütte Original certainly won with the new Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar presented at Baselworld 2017.
A specialist in the creation of interminable schedule watches, Glashütte Original has additionally refined this complication regarding visual equilibrium, precision, and stability. An achievement that was possible gratitude to the new Caliber 36 automatic development, whose innovative silicon spiral empowers extraordinary precision, while a single spring barrel guarantees a force hold of over 100 hours, at a recurrence of 4 Hertz (28,800 vibrations each hour).
This development enormously improves stability because of a compact construction and an innovative pike mount used to get the development within the case.
In their design and construction of the new development, Glashütte Original’s engineers have bent over backward to likewise achieve incredible ease of use.
Alongside hours, minutes and seconds, the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar presents the characteristic Glashütte Original Panorama Date, a finely worked moon stage, and work day, month and jump year indicators.
Setting of the date can be monitored directly in the display window, while discreet correctors looking into the issue empower changes in accordance with work day, month and moon stage displays. Albeit the force save of 100 hours guarantees the right interplay of the displays for a long time after its proprietor has saved the watch, the practical universal corrector makes it possible – should it at any point demonstrate essential – to change the day, date and month with a couple of simple moves.
A different display underneath hour 12 indicates the jump year. The hand moves counter-clockwise across a size of 1 to 4, ensuring unmistakable clarity for consistently, not simply the obviously stamped jump year.
The watch includes a 42 mm x 12.8 mm case, available in satin-polished stainless steel or red gold, and is water resistant to 5 bar (50 meters/165 feet). The light tone of the silver-grained dial is repeated in the window displays and highlights interestingly the laser-cut, galvanic dark indexes and railroad part ring.
While the stainless steel model presents the jump year and minute numerals in dark, in the red gold version these are printed in red, complemented by slim, blued-steel hands.
Completed by a rich dark or earthy colored Louisiana alligator cowhide wristband with pin clasp, the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar has a price of Euro 19,500 in stainless steel (ref. 1-36-02-01-02-01) or Euro 30,500 in red gold (ref. 1-36-02-02-05-01). An organizer catch option is likewise available. glashuette-original.com