It would seem being exceptional comes naturally to Glashütte Original, what with the maison establishing its Calibre 36 manufactory in the spring of this year to lead a new generation of its Senator timepieces — and in swift succession introduces a new duo to the family, the Senator Excellence Panorama Date and Senator Excellence Panorama Moon Phase.
An embodiment of the German watchmaker's unassailable standards, these additions are cutting-edge perfectionism constructed in Glashütte Original's classic aesthetics, and enhanced with a new streamlined usability. Spearheaded by the crown as the primary control, both timepieces are quick studies in setting the moon phase and dates — prized functions characteristic of Calibre 36 manufactory's upgraded criterion. With an emphasis on the date window, the Senator Excellence Panorama Date sports an exceptional legibility, made possible using two mounted concentric discs within its automatic calibre 36-03 movement to allow the display of two numerals without a central separation bar. Further equipped with a precise jumping mechanism, the date display cuts not only a stylistic figure upon the minimalist dial, but is also unerringly exacting.
Donning the same date indictor, the Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase likewise reflects its sibling watch but for one tell: The moon phase complication perched between the 10 and 11 o'clock mark. Outlined in a sleek crescent, this exquisite frame peers into a miniaturised night sky that shows a silvery moon backdropped by glimmering stars, crafted by the maison in their dial manufactory in Pforzheim to achieve that signature Glashütte galvanised blue. Powered by an automatic winding calibre 36-04 and a new fine-tooth gear, the accuracy of the moon phase charts a new benchmark that requires but one correction in 122 years.
Tastefully refined by ivory dials contrasted by jet black indexes in sleekly contoured 40mm frames, the Senator Excellence Panorama Date and Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase are a testament to German engineering — a flawless marriage of form and function in pure, perfected classism.
The Senator Excellence Panorama Date and Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase are available at the Glashütte Original boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Level B2M-215.