Glashütte Original‘s Calibre 37 integrated chronograph presented in 2014 was very classical, with Roman numerals and blued hands, in platinum and red gold variants. In 2017, a stainless steel version of the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date has been introduced, with younger looks provided by the extensive use on blue SuperLuminova on the hands and hour markers, and a black dial in which the Roman numerals have been replaced by simple baton hour markers except for the 12 and 6 o’clock positions. There are three strap options: calfskin with contrasting stitching, black rubber, or stainless steel bracelet. The calfskin and rubber versions are available with buckle or folding clasp. The steel bracelet has a fine adjustment system with eight possible positions.
Case and dial
The case size has not changed. It’s still a fairly large watch at 42 mm diameter and 14.6 mm thickness. Its jauntier design is accompanied by a better water resistance rating, now 10 bar by virtue of a screw-down crown. The dial is well-organized, with the Panorama Date window at 6 o’clock, a feature that is perfect for people whose eyesight is not what it used to be. The subdials are for 30 chronograph minutes at 3 o’clock, 12 chronograph hours at 12 o’clock, and continuous seconds at 9 o’clock, along with a power reserve indicator.
Legibility is assured by the dial design. The seconds scale is continuous all the way around, with chapter rings for seconds (inside) and quarter seconds (outside). The chronograph seconds hand is long enough to reach the scale, and it is also coated in SuperLuminova.
The self-winding Calibre 37-01 movement provides the flyback and stop-second functions. It runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hertz, and has a power reserve of 70 hours. Adjustment is performed using the four screws on the balance: beat symmetry is set using the swan-neck regulator.
Column wheel and tilting pinion
The chronograph functions are controlled by a column wheel, and this is combined with a tilting pinion, a clutch system that differs from the horizontal and vertical clutch types. The tilting (or oscillating) pinion is more compact with respect to the vertical clutch and it is not subject to the “flutter” that can occur with the horizontal clutch.
Price and reference
The Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date costs €13,200 (price in Germany inclusive of VAT). The references are: 1-37-01-03-02-07 with leather strap and stainless steel buckle; 1-37-01-03-02-35 with leather strap and stainless steel clasp; 1-37-01-03-02-0 with rubber strap; 1-37-01-03-02-70 with stainless steel bracelet. See the Glashütte Original website for more information.