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The Senator Chronometer by Glashütte Original

The Senator Chronometer

The Senator ChronometerThe Senator Chronometer is the first officially certified chronometer from Glashütte Original. The term “chronometer” denotes an especially accurate watch such as those used for air and sea navigation in the past.

In Germany, wristwatch chronometer certification is administered by the State offices for weights and measurements of Thuringia (LMET) and Saxony (SLME). German chronometers must pass a series of demanding performance and accuracy tests; the exacting German norm requires, in addition, that each candidate for chronometer certification be set to the second and tested in its own case.

The Senator Chronometer is powered by the high-precision, manual winding caliber 58-01. A novel stop-seconds/reset mechanism allows the wearer to set the precise time with ease and guarantees the correct relationship between the minutes and seconds displayed.

In recognition of the movement and the Senator Chronometer’s clear and elegant aesthetics, in 2010 the readers of Armbanduhren, a leading German watch magazine, voted the Senator Chronometer “Watch of the Year”.

An antireflective sapphire crystal protects the manual winding manufacture Caliber 58-01, an eye-catching example of the art of watchmaking at Glashütte Original, with its three-quarter plate, screw-mounted gold chatons, and handengraved balance cock. Of special note are the newly developed planetary gears that determine the up and down movement of the power reserve display. – glashuette-original

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