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Preview BASELWORLD 2013Glashütte Original presents a contemporary interpretation of classic models

German luxury watchmaker Glashütte Original continues to engage with the art of design, presenting quintessential expressions of the Manufactory in clearly contemporary new editions: the Senator Panorama Date and Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase.

The Glashütte Original in-house design team has made a number of changes to the existing models to achieve a stunning new look that is both classic and contemporary at once. The bezel has been cut back to make room for a lacquered silver-grain dial whose finely textured surface forms a sumptuous backdrop for deep black Roman numerals and a classic black railroad chapter ring. Glashütte Original’s compelling panorama date display is presented in black on an ivory ground matching the colour of the dial, and new blued-steel “poire” shaped hands enhance the elegance of the new design.

Along with the superb new dial visuals, the Saxon manufactory’s in-house designers have made a number of more subtle but no less effective changes. The previous versions used a button at 8 o’clock to reset the second hand to zero; the new version replaces the button with a corrector inset in the case. The new timepieces are presented in a 40 mm case both polished and brushed surfaces, either in red gold or stainless steel version, and the matt black Louisiana alligator bracelet attaches the watch perfectly to the wearer’s wrist. Depending on the case material, the fold-over clasp is made of red gold or stainless steel.

Also the new interpretation of Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase attracts the observant eye to the lavishly decorated moon phase display: a polished tiny silver moon moves gently on a deep blue disk representing the sky.

The Senator Panorama Date is driven by the Saxon manufactory’s superb automatic caliber 100-03, the Senator Panorama Date Moon Phase by the caliber 100-04, both with a 55 hour power reserve. Easily admired through the generous sapphire crystal set in the case back, the caliber 100 features a screw balance with 18 weighted gold-coated screws, twin spring barrels, swan-neck fine adjustment, skeletonized rotor with 21-carat oscillating weight, and the exquisite finishing characteristics of the manufactory.