Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Back in 2014, Glashütte Original announced the development and release of their caliber 37 in-house column-wheel, automatic flyback chronograph movement. It was a significant achievement for the German watchmaker and though initially offered in only platinum or red gold, the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date watch which featured this movement will now be released in stainless steel for Baselworld 2017. While many of GO's offerings can be seen as quite dressy, this new variant serves up an unmistakably sporty look that takes the collection into some new visual territory. Ultimately, this watch presents a dressed down version that, while far from affordable, is about half the cost of the $32,000 gold models. To show that they're not kidding, there's even a rubber strap version available - so hang onto your monocles!

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases
The Rose Gold model

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Aside from the stylistic changes from the highly traditional, pocketwatch-inspired gold models, this version also delivers many of the same features the original models are known for but in a package that is far more suitable for daily wear. Much of this is also due to the new variety of bracelet and rubber strap options Glashütte Original offers with the timepiece. The difference in the hands, use of indices rather than Roman numerals (other than at 12 and 6 o'clock), the blue lume, and black dial all make for a casual wear watch that isn't quite so stuffy.

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

The case of the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date watch is 42mm in diameter with brushed sides and polished surfaces along the bezel as well as the top of the lugs. Unlike the previous models in platinum and red gold, this version features a deep black dial which contrasts starkly with the white gold hour, minute, and stop seconds hands. Pair it with an impressive application of blue Super-LumiNova and you've got yourself a truly sporty chronograph. In many ways, it's a color scheme that simply serves to promote legibility while showcasing the established layout of the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date.

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

A true column-wheel-controlled flyback chronograph, the caliber 37-01 beats at 4Hz with indications for running seconds, a 30-minute counter, and a 12-hour counter. We have a power reserve indicator integrated into the running seconds sub-dial at 9 o'clock and a distinct central chronograph seconds hand with a snappy flyback feature operated by the reset button. At 6 o'clock, you'll find the unique Panorama Date indication, which showcases a bold and digital date display that also maintains the symmetry of the dial layout.

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

When fully wound, the automatic caliber 37-01 provides a serious 70 hours of power reserve, something I probably wouldn't worry too much about as I honestly doubt I'd actually keep the watch off my wrist long enough to test it. It's also worth noting that Glashütte Original claims to have included a new oscillation system, which effectively guarantees no deviations within the 70-hour range. As with the earlier models, everything is operated through the prominent pushers, which are accompanied by a new screw-down crown that increases water-resistance to 100 meters.

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

For years, I've found myself attracted to the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar but always considered it a bit too formal for my taste, and the original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date models with their precious metal cases just commanded too high of a price tag for me to even dream about. The steel case, sporty styling, and inclusion of an impressive movement together go a long way in increasing my interest in the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date.

Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

The purposeful feel of a black-dial stainless steel chronograph is particularly attractive when considering all the releases from brands that are, unfortunately, limited to only precious metals - something that just never sat well with me as an enthusiast. With that said, I can't wait to see more of this watch in the coming weeks. This version of the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date in stainless steel will retail for $16,400 on the bracelet. If you opt for the alligator leather strap with blue stitching or the rubber strap, pricing will be $14,600 with the pin buckle option and $14,900 with a clasp. glashuette-original.com 

What do you think?
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  • ZL

    Let me just be the first to say: this thing is damn cool.

  • PleaseSpellRoman4AsIV

    A great example of how you can make a watch much better looking and more affordable at the same time. Good job GO. Now, please just change the rotor and I’ll start saving up.

    • IanE

      Yes, GO rotors really are the pits!

  • SuperStrapper

    Lots to like here. I always prefer more dedicated chronograph pushers to there subtle (or even worse, integrated) attempts, but I can over look it here. The black dial with blue lume is a dramatic effect that will appeal to many.

    • Word Merchant

      Agreed.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    This is gorgeous from every angle. I would be a happy chappy with this on.

  • Michael Gaetjens

    Loved the original in platinum. I wish they had just kept the hands and hour markers the same way but just released a steel version. Not a fan of the new hands and hour indices at all. Just a bit too much with the blue.

  • DanW94

    I love this sporty iteration. Looks great on the blue stitched leather. A winner in my book.

  • Sevenmack

    As much as I prefer applied indices, this GO is handsome as all get out. The rotor is lovely, too. This hits the spot.

  • Gokart Mozart

    Stunning watch and a stunning dial. Would need to see the colour of the lume in realife though in case it looks better with green lume.

    I actually thing the rotor is OK, but it would be much better with polished bevels on the rotor, and that would make a big difference.

  • BNABOD

    Come to daddy

  • JF Schnell

    It’s going to be busy with new products for a lot of watch makers but… sorry Glashutte brands captured me this year. This is one of the timepieces of the year. Really a thing of beauty. I became a fan of what Glashutte has to offer in terms of horology… When I get older I will buy a few of these watches 😀 😀 😀

  • Yup…it’s been a mighty fine Baselworld so far.

  • Timestandsstill

    Very nice! I like it a lot

  • IVA the LT

    Wow…just wow.

    I want.

  • Ulysses31

    Lovely design, though if I were being fussy I might prefer it if the date were at the top, and the hour counter at the bottom. For some reason I feel that the visual “weight” should be near the bottom of the dial. Perhaps Mark could cook up something in photoshop. The blue lume is a nice touch.