New Glashütte Original’s Calibre 37

Glashütte Original launches Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashütte Original's Calibre 37

The launch of the new Glashütte Original’s Calibre 37 has begun, with the debut of two exquisite new models at once: the elegant Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and the sporty Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. Both models will be available soon.

The manufactory-made 4Hz automatic movement assures maximum functionality through its efficient and reduced method of construction. The chronograph’s reliability is enhanced by the space-saving coupling clutch, which operates by means of an oscillating pinion. Adjustment is handled without a regulator using four gold screws on the balance wheel, which permits a continuous and thus more precise performance of the watch over an especially long period of time. With a power reserve of 70 hours when fully wound, the new automatic Calibre 37 represents an absolute peak value in the realm of mechanical chronographs. In order to keep the performance and amplitude stable over the entire period of time, a new oscillation system with low energy requirements was developed, managed by a single spring barrel.

Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashütte Senator Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashütte Senator Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

The new chronograph calibre celebrates its debut in two models, each with its own style: The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date presents a classic appearance in either red gold or platinum. The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date’s striking case in stainless steel lends it a rather more sporty air. The robust and stylish timepiece is available in three dial versions: in galvanised ruthenium, galvanised silver and a powerful blue. The indexes are fashioned in white gold, as are the hour and minute hands, which are inlaid with SuperLumiNova to ensure legibility in the dark as well. Bracelets in stainless steel, Louisiana alligator leather and rubber complete the contemporary design of this distinctive chronograph.

The platinum version of the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date presents a striking, sophisticated dial surface achieved using a traditional technique that lends it a silvery surface, and features a railroad chapter ring, Roman numerals and a surrounding tachometric scale. A number of separate steps are required to perfect this finish; all are undertaken at the firm’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim. To begin with, the gold dial blank is engraved using a laser. The engravings are then filled with black and fired in the kiln.Once prepared in this way, the dial is enhanced in a final step known as „silver plating by friction“. In this process, a finely calibrated mix of silver powder, salt and water is rubbed with a brush into the carefully prepared dial, resulting in a brilliant silver, evenly shimmering surface. The high percentage of manual labour involved renders each dial is unique.

 

Glashütte Original's Calibre 37 production

The platinum version of the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date – traditional finishing techniques.