Introducing the Senator ChronometerChronometer A chronometer watch movement is a high-precision movement that has been certified by an official organization, such as the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) or other similar bodies, as meeting certain standards of accuracy and performance. These standards include requirements for the rate of the watch, its resistance to temperature and other environmental factors, and its power reserve. Chronometer watches are tested for several days, in different positions, and at different temperatures to ensure their precision.
[Learn More] – Limited Edition from Glashütte Original. Limited to 25 pieces, it is presented in a newly designed white gold case. The bezel takes the characteristic concave shape of historic marine chronometers. Like its highly accurate predecessors of the 19th and 20th centuries, this chronometer, too, is distinguished by proven rate precision,
legibility and exceptional aesthetics.
The Senator Chronometer made its debut in 2009 and in 2010 since then it has become a permanent part of the Senator Collection. This 2020 Limited Edition features not only a white gold case but a dial in solid gold and a gold-plated manufactory movement with refined decorative finishes.
A sapphire crystal case back allows one to take in the classic features of the Glashütte art of watchmaking at a glance: the characteristic three-quarter plate, screw-mounted gold chatons, polished and bevelled steel parts and the hand-engraved balance cockBalance Cock The balance cock holds the balance spring (or hairspring) in place and allows it to be adjusted. The balance cock is attached to the main plate of the movement and sits above the balance wheel. It serves as the base for the hairspring and the mechanism that allows regulating the timekeeping of the watch. [Learn More] unite exceptional watchmaking expertise with a genuine work of art.
A timepiece may only be called a “chronometer” if certified as such by an authorised testing institute. All wristwatch chronometers from Glashütte Original have their rate precision tested by the German Calibration Service, whose tests are based on the German chronometer standard. The distinguishing feature of the German standard consists in the requirement that the timepiece enable setting of the time precisely to the second, and that the movement complete the entire test while mounted in its case.
In addition, the characteristic Panorama Date is located at 3 o’clock, whose colour matches that of the dial. Thanks to the so-called “jumping date”, the date change takes place precisely at midnight and takes only a few seconds. The corrector, which allows one to set the date quickly, is located on the side of the case at 4 o’clock.
A discreet day/night indication makes it easier to set the time and is located in a round opening within the running time display: from 6 o’clock in the morning until 6 in the evening the small circle appears in white, from 6 p.m. on in black. The bezel is fitted with a delicate knurled edge, which served to improve the grip on marine chronometers of the past.
Pear-shaped hands in blued steel follow their paths to indicate the hour and minutes.
Additional blued hands mark the running time and small second displays, whose silhouettes
have been milled into the dial, thus lending the dial additional depth.
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