06/05/2009 Glashütte Original: In step with the times
Always in step with the times, the Saxon luxury watchmaker Glashütte Original is proud of its reputation for innovation – whether it’s in terms of unusual design, or a striking combination of materials. Four new watches demonstrate this approach…
The Senator Perpetual Calendar boasts a matt black ceramic case, a material known to be virtually unscratchable and extremely hard. The displays – featuring white numerals against a black background – are easily read through a sapphire crystal with double-sided antireflective coating, kept in place by an enlarged bezel.
Continuing a tradition of aviation timepieces, the Senator Navigator Perpetual Calendar has a robust 44mm stainless steel case in the style of a typical pilot’s watch. The dial is legible at night, thanks to its hour numerals, and the blued hour, minute, and second hands, being inlaid with the luminescent material SuperLumiNova.
The aim of the Senator Sixties Square Chronograph is to capture the ‘joie de vivre’ of the 1960s, an era when geometric forms were popular in art, fashion, and design – hence the squared cushion shape of this particular watch.
Meanwhile, the main purpose of the Sport Evolution Impact Panorama Date is to protect the movement when the wearer is a keen sportsman. There are four ‘elastomer’ shock-absorbing elements to absorb most of the forces of an impact, ensuring continued reliability and precision in even the most demanding conditions.