The world of GMT watches is a complicated one. How a watchmaker decides to display the multiple timezones on the watch or bezel is entirely up to them. As a result, there are a lot of varieties of this particular complication and all with a different take on the genre. At GO the Senator Cosmopolite has its own unique little way of tackling this challenge. The tried and tested GMT is now available in a high contract midnight blue execution.
The high contrasting dial, indices and sword hands work very well. In a watch that has this much information on display, it is easy to get a cluttered or illegible dial. GO has managed to avoid that and instead presents a classic, yet legible, dial layout.
The manufactory’s automatic Calibre 89-02 movement with 72-hour power reserve makes it possible to display the time of day in two time zones at once. A time zone ring offers a choice of all 35 world time zones currently in use, each of them displayed using an official IATA location code representing an international airport in the relevant time zone. The 24 time zones that are offset from Greenwich Mean Time by a full hour are represented by an IATA code in
Further eight time zones with half-hour offsets and the three time zones with three-quarter hour offsets are indicated by an IATA code in light blue. The two windows at 8 o’clock allow the wearer to set summer time (Daylight Saving Time – DST) and standard time (Standard Time –
STD), and day/night indicators for both home and destination (local time) can be read at a glance.
On the new blue dial, the central hour and minute hands indicate the local time, while the
home time is displayed on the auxiliary dial at 12 o’clock. The helpful day/night indicator and
integrated power reserve display can also be found here. The small second at 6 o’clock, the
day/night indicator for the local time at 9 o’clock and the signature Glashütte Original Panorama
Date at 4 o’clock complete the well thought-out design of the Senator Cosmopolite.
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