Initially available only in red gold or platinum, the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date has just been introduced at Baselworld 2017 in stainless steel, for half of what it costs in gold.
The movement remains the same: the calibre 37-01. It’s an integrated, self-winding movement with a flyback function and a somewhat unusual dial. The 12-hour counter sits at 12 o’clock, while the large date display is at six o’clock, inverting the typical chronograph layout.
The calibre 37-01 was designed to be as compact as possible, with a streamlined construction. For instance, it uses a simplified horizontal coupling to transmit power from the base movement to the stopwatch, minimising the height of the chronograph mechanism.
The entire movement is just 8mm high, relatively slim given considering it’s automatic and has a big date mechanism. By comparison the manually wound calibre L951.1 in the Lange Datograph is 7.9mm high.
The steel case is 42mm in diameter, matched with a black dial featuring pale blue Super-Luminova for a look that leans towards sporty. It’s available with a leather or rubber strap, or a steel bracelet.
Price and availability
The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date (ref.1-37-01-03-02-07) in steel costs €13,500 or S$23,100. It will be available starting mid-2017.
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