Directly inspired by the marine chronometers made in Glashütte during the mid-20th century, the Senator Chronometer was introduced in 2009 with a perfectly archetypal dial layout for the genre.
It featured a large white face, dominated by oversized Roman numerals, black rail tracks, pear-shaped blued hands, and most of all, a power reserve and running seconds facing each other at at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock.
The only details betraying its modern origins, besides it being a 42 mm wristwatch, was the signature panorama date window at 3 o’clock. Still, it was ultimately a classic watch.
Six years later, Glashütte Original presents a much more contemporary design, with a slimmer version of the Senator case made from white gold, and a dark blue face that highlights the finely grained dial more clearly.
Once again, it is powered by Calibre 58-01, a distinctly German movement with striped three-quarter plate. A manually wound movement, it features a stop-seconds mechanism that resets the seconds hand when the crown is pulled out, allowing the wearer to set the time with great accuracy.
In fact, this dark shade of blue has been reserved for some of the collection's most exclusive timepieces in the past.
The New Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer will be presented in Berlin next week, and we'll be there to get a first glimpse of the new timepieces. The pricing for this watch is $32, 200. We'll be back with more information and live pictures then.
An earlier version of this story reported the price as $30, 600. We've updated our story to show the correct price. -Ed.
The Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph; white gold case; 42.00 mm x 42.00 mm. Height: 12.3 mm. Hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve indicator. Movement, caliber 58-01, 6.5 mm thick, designed by Glashütte Original