Calibre 37 exhibition on display at the airport“The Art of the Chronograph” Road Show arrives at Frankfurt Airport
German watch manufacturer Glashütte Original is bringing its Calibre 37 road show to one of the world’s most important aviation hubs: The Frankfurt Airport. Fans of German engineering and Haute Horlogerie who travel from or via Frankfurt in the upcoming weeks, will have the chance to experience the Calibre 37 movement alongside the new chronograph models in the security zone of the airport.
The exhibition will at first be showcased from August 1-31, 2015 in the Schengen Area (area comprising 26 European countries that have abolished passport and any other type of border control at their common borders) of the airport and then move to the Non-Schengen Area, where it will be on display from September 1-30, 2015.
The interactive installation offers travelers the perfect opportunity to shorten the waiting time for their flight by discovering “The Art of the Chronograph” by Glashütte Original. Lively animations and an interactive app provide fascinating insights into the new Calibre 37 while a so-called Wondertable shows and explains all the single components of the technically ambitious chronograph movement. Historic chronograph models from previous decades reaching back to the 19th century will be featured in a special showcase to present the long history of manufacturing high end chronographs in Glashütte.
During the first week of August, a specialist from the company’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim will be on site to demonstrate the dexterity and special skills needed in manufacturing delicate and beautiful dials as found in the new chronograph models.
From September 16-30, 2015 a watchmaker from Glashütte will be demonstrating the assembly of the complex calibre, assist visitors with testing their own watchmaking talents, and answer technical questions concerning the movement.
Further representatives of Glashütte Original will be on site during the entire duration of the road show stop in Frankfurt to answer all questions and – for those interested - give personal tours of the exhibition.
The Calibre 37 Chronograph Movement
The new chronograph was developed to meet the manufactory’s most demanding standards of functionality and suitability for everyday use. Its fully integrated and compact construction makes it a reliable, precise and aesthetically satisfying companion. The manufactory’s in-house design team has successfully integrated a unique combination of features: central stop seconds hand, 30 minute and 12 hour counters with fly-back mechanism; small seconds counter with power reserve indicator (70 hours), and Glashütte Original’s compelling Panorama Date display.
The elegant Senator Chronograph Panorama Date displays the signature symmetrical harmony of the manufactory’s classic yet contemporary Senator line. All hands are in blued steel, the dial is framed by a slim, elegant bezel and the case is made of satin brushed and polished platinum or red gold.
The sporty Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date features a polished, soft-cornered square bezel and satin brushed case in stainless steel that underscores the distinctive, vintage Seventies look and feel. Its three dial versions present refined variations of understated elegance in galvanized blue, ruthenium or silver with sunburst finished surfaces.
The Calibre 37 App
For those, who will not have the chance to discover the Art of the Chronograph live in Frankfurt, Glashütte Original offers an interactive application that allows to explore the fascinating chronograph movement via smartphone.
The Calibre 37 App is available free of charge in German, English and Chinese in the App store or at the Google Play Store. After downloading the app, the viewer will find a number of vivid animations, engaging images, 360-degree panoramas and unusual views of the movement.