08 Sep 2022

Glashutte Original's Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar


The perpetual calendar is considered one of the most desirable of complications in the art of watchmaking, and one that is expressive of a wealth of craft traditions. Its sophisticated mechanisms bear witness to the expertise, manual dexterity and passion of its developers: a calendar function that assures the correct constellation of date, weekday and leap year up to the year 2100 A.D. has every right to proclaim itself eternal. With the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar, Glashütte Original lends this refined complication a particularly contemporary appearance. At the same time the manufactory maintains the new standard set by the Calibre 36 and raises it to the highest level of the watchmaker's art. The model is thus the most recent highlight in a new generation of timekeepers. They offer proof of their excellence in the form of a certificate documenting the exceptional results of extensive in-house testing of each and every watch.

Mechanical intelligence In the art of watchmaking, the perpetual calendar is considered to be a particularly sophisticated complication. The complex and intelligent mechanism guarantees a precise presentation of the date, weekday and month – even taking leap years into account – with no need for manual correction for more than one hundred years to come. With the new manufactory Calibre 36 this watchmaking achievement, which has long been a fixture of the Glashütte Original collection, has been redefined in terms of precision, stability, running time and beauty. Thus there is good reason for the tradition-rich perpetual calendar to join – starting today – the young Senator Excellence family.

The new model takes the fundamental features of the "Excellence" line and develops them further. In their design and construction of the new movement, Glashütte Original's engineers have made every effort to achieve maximum stability and user-friendliness while ensuring the watch remains easy to service. Along with hours, minutes and seconds, the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar presents the characteristic Glashütte Original Panorama Date, a finely worked moon phase, and weekday, month and leap year

As for setting and adjustment of the watch, nothing could be simpler: setting of the date can be monitored directly in the display window, while discreet correctors on the case enable adjustments to weekday, month and moon phase displays. Although the exceptional power reserve of 100 hours ensures the correct interplay of the displays for many hours after its owner has set the watch aside, the eminently practical universal corrector makes it possible – should it ever prove necessary – to change the day, date and month with a few simple moves.

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