Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands-On

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands-On

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands On   hands on

Another Glashutte Original watch that I was more than happy to play with this year was the new version of the Senator Perpetual Calendar watch. The movement inside the watch nor the name of this timepiece is new - but the new piece is a real gem. For 2011 the size of the watch as well as the design have been tweaked. For some reason GO didn't actually make the width easy to find, but as you can see on my wrist it is larger than some of its predecessors that were about 40mm wide. At least I think so or this would be a real trick on the eyes type of timepiece.

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands On   hands on

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands On   hands on

The Glashutte Original caliber 100-02 automatic perpetual calendar movement has seen a lot of life in GO watches. From sport to formal watches, this is one flexible design. It's strength lies in a clever perpetual calendar module that cleanly displays all the information in little windows. This relieves the wearer from having to sort through too many dials and hands. It also allows for a more purists style look with easy to read hands for the time. On the dial you'll find the day, big date, moon phase indicator, month, and small round window that indicates the leap year (window is usually white, but red during leap years). Like I said, the movement is also an automatic which lends itself to a legible, practical daily wear. A lot of people have found happiness with watches using this GO movement. It has about 55 hours of power reserve.

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands On   hands on

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands On   hands on

The clean look of the case is maintained with a single crown. There are corrector pushers around the case to adjust all the functions. They should be placed near the windows of the functions so that you know what you are adjusting when you use them. The design of this watch is somewhere between sporty and formal. I don't know how GO achieved this look, but they did. Want proof it is a sport watch? They offer it on a rubber strap (as well as black alligator strap). Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands On   hands on

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands On   hands on

GO used a matte black dial with Roman numerals - another mix of sporty and classic. I love that the dial uses red gold hands which never appear to blend in with the dial. Even in lower light legibility is good. The case is in 18k red gold and looks great. I love the red gold and back combo with white markers. On the wrist the watch looks and feels good - a winner in my book. Price for this piece is 28,500 euros.

9 comments
Alex
Alex

The combination red gold and black dial looks absolutely gorgeous. And the retail price is actually LOWER than Lange & Söhne's Saxonia Jahreskalender and this is a perpetual calendar. BTW you can set the time (hours, minutes) while the seconds are still going.

kris c
kris c

I would agree that the rubber seems a little out of place on this one, but the croc straps fit it perfectly. I hope it comes in a white metal (white gold, platinum, etc). Watches like this seem so stuffy in yellow gold.

richb
richb

Of course it's a winner it's a Glashutte. I love my Senator Sixities.

Eric
Eric

TBH, until I started reading blogs like yours, Ariel, I had little idea about brands such as GO. Now the more I read and see, the more I am impressed!

Having said that, as much as I love this, I can't imagine wearing one for another 20 years though. Just seem a little too old for my current tastes, but when the day arrives, I can't wait to proudly wear a piece of art like this.

As always, thanks for the post.

Ulysses
Ulysses

Classic and beautiful. The way the month, date and day windows are cut into the dial is delightful, and lends a sense of depth. The rubber strap seems really out of place with this style of watch though. Curious about the emblem on the rotor; it looks a lot like the logo of Jorg Gray, don't you think?

P. Merle
P. Merle

Fabulous!
GO is probably the best German watchmaker after Lange & Sohne.

MatthewM
MatthewM

Wunderbar! What a fantastic looking watch.

Dean Grant Baker
Dean Grant Baker

but at nearly 40 000 Dollars; it's not worth it.

And GO is NOT a Veblen good; NO matter how much Swatch wishes and attempts to push it to be so.

None of you can honestly say that this watch is worth anywhere near 40 000 dollars.