Glashütte unveils a new Senator Tourbillon that’s gravity defying
You don't need a zero gravity chamber to experience what weightlessness looks like, not when you've got the Glashütte Senator Tourbillon - Edition Alfred Helwig sitting pretty on your wrist. Designed to resist the pull of gravity, the refined dial highlights a flying tourbillon that appears to be floating of its own volition, at once mechanically intricate yet airy-looking.
An almost magical juxtaposition thanks to its filigreed mounting and an untiring rotation of the tourbillon, this new limited edition of Glashütte's hallmark Senator family is a manifestation of a sense of lightness, completed by a silver-grained watch face encased by a white gold case. Decorated by a railroad chapter ring and classic Roman indices in black - of which a discreet notation at the 1 o'clock mark denotes the individual numbering of this exclusive 25-piece watch - the Senator Tourbillon runs impeccably on the maison's manufactory Calibre 94-03 movement, backed by a 48-hour power reserve. And as an ode to fine German watchmaking, the timepiece is named for the inventor of the flying tourbillon, Alfred Helwig, whose legacy includes a 40-year long stint as a teacher at the German Watchmaking School of Glashütte. If there ever was a perfect specimen of classically handsome haute horlogerie, this is it.
The Senator Tourbillon - Alfred Helwig Edition is available at Glashütte boutiques, limited to 25 pieces.
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