The new Senator Chronograph Panorama Date captures the eye with its contemporary design: the deep black dial is set off by high-contrast white print and enhanced by the generous use of radiant blue Super-LumiNova, which highlights the white gold hour, minute and stop seconds hands, Roman numerals at hours 6 and 12 and all hour indexes, permitting excellent legibility even in the dark.
Legibility also is a distinctive feature of Glashütte Original’s unique Panorama Date. It is positioned centrally in the lower half of the dial beneath the upper-half triad formed by 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters and the small second display, in which the power reserve display is integrated. A substantial, alternately polished and satin-brushed 42 mm stainless steel case adds cool and convincing elegance to this robust, casually stylish and sporty new version.
The new model is presented with a choice of three different bracelets: the black calfskin model is sewn with blue thread, carefully chosen to complement the dial’s distinguished blue Super-LumiNova. A second strap in black rubber is adorned with a lightly textured, laser-cut decoration; both calfskin and rubber versions are available with foldover clasp or traditional pin buckle closures. A third bracelet, fashioned in polished and satin-brushed stainless steel, is easily adjusted to suit the owner’s preference using the patented, innovative closure, whose millimeter-precise 8 settings assure a comfortable fit. A double security mechanism with two buttons on either side prevents accidental opening of the clasp.
The new Senator Chronograph Panorama Date houses the in-house calibre 37-01. Its fully integrated, compact construction with flyback mechanism and 12-hour chronograph counter make it a reliable and precise companion for day-to-day wear. Its ease of use and finely-tuned technical solutions guarantee simplicity of handling and excellent rate precision. The 4Hz automatic movement assures maximum functionality through its efficient and compact method of construction. An example is the switch lever. In the Calibre 37 series chronographs, in contrast to previous designs, the lever is comprised of only one part. The movement thus guarantees the highest possible switching security, with error potential and susceptibility to interference effectively reduced to near zero. The chronograph’s reliability is also enhanced by the space-saving coupling clutch, which operates by means of an oscillating pinion. It was designed to travel the same short path when both engaging and disengaging the clutch.
With a power reserve of 70 hours when fully wound, this calibre represents an absolute peak value in the realm of mechanical chronographs. In order to keep the performance and amplitude stable over the entire period of time, a new oscillation system with low energy requirements was developed, effectively governed by a single spring barrel. Optimal translation between spring barrel and oscillation system assures extremely stable and precise performance with no deviations over 70 hours.