We love the German watch brands. There is just no getting around that. These brands have so much gusto and fortitude and style. So, it comes as no surprise that Glashütte Original is right up there in the ranks, and today, we have another example of just how good the brand is: Senator Chronograph Capital Edition. Unveiled today in Berlin just prior to the 68th Berlinale film festival, the Senator Chronograph Capital Edition watch is presented only in extremely limited editions. Here, we bring you a close-up look at this striking bold watch with urban attitude and top-notch watchmaking and design.
Super stylish and right on trend, the new timepieces are offered in stainless steel (100 pieces), 18-karat rose gold (25 pieces) and in platinum (just 5 pieces). Interestingly enough, the most alluring part of the watch is not the generous 42mm case size, or even the iconic Senator Chronograph Panorama Date. What grabs the attention on these new timepieces are the dials. The steel and rose gold versions feature smoky slate gray dials – crafted in a hue the brand calls Bourbon Grey.
Divine Dials on the Glashutte Original Senator Chronograph Capital Edition Watches
On the steel models and the rose gold model, the dials are Bourbon Gray galvanized with a sunray pattern, and the chronograph subdials are also bourbon gray. However those totalizers are outlined in rich royal blue. The combination of colors is almost dramatic, and offers a totally different attitude when in rose gold than against the steel case. The platinum version boasts a “Dry Silver” dial with sky blue outer rings separating the subdials from the main dial. This is a winning color combination.
Each watch boasts beige and blue color accents. Roman numerals reside at 12:00 and 6:00 on the dial, and Super-LumiNova beige markers indicate the other hours. The hands are also Super-LumiNova beige by day and glow green in the dark.
The platinum and rose gold versions of the Senator Chronograph Capital Edition are offered with blue calfskin leather strap or blue Louisiana alligator strap to continue the striking color combinations. The steel model is offered with either a dark brown calfskin strap or with a stainless steel bracelet with patented 8-step fine adjustment system.
Caliber 37 Powers the Senator Chronograph Capital Edition
The magic doesn’t stop with the dial design, however. Each of the made-in-Germany timepieces is equipped with the Caliber 37 flyback chronograph movement. Made in house at the brand’s Manufacture in Saxony, the automatic caliber is a 4-Hertz automatic movement with column wheel mechanism. The movement, with three-quarter plate, screw balance and swan-neck fine adjustment, and skeletonized gold rotor, is viewable via the transparent sapphire case back.
Each watch is water resistant to five bars, although I don’t think I would jump in a lake with one of these alluring watches on my wrist. Intrigued? Hurry. As mentioned, they are being offered in very limited numbers. To reiterate: steel, 100 pieces, retailing at a super cool price of $14,900. The 18-karat rose gold is offered in a limited edition of just 25 pieces, each selling for $31,500. Those five platinum pieces, retailing for $55,00 each, may well be already sold out.