Glashütte Original: Baselworld 2017 Exclusive
We've been big fans of Glashütte Original for a long time now. The watch manufacture has shown since its rebirth that the aesthetic and savoir-faire that German (or Glashütten) watchmaking is known for, is in very safe hands for the future. Last year's Senator Excellence, and the Calibre 36 that powered it, was substantial proof that quality control in watchmaking could still be improved on.
Each watch that boasts Glashütte Original's Excellence mark undergoes a 24 day trial period of extensive testing. This is unlike most batch tests where one watch is tested out of say, 50. For the 100 hours of power reserve that the Calibre 36 promises, Glashütte Original has ensured that its precision never wavers during the testing.
That being said, last year's Senator Excellence was all things considered, a simple dress watch with no complications. This year, however, Glashütte Original has upped the tempo and headed straight for one of the most well-loved complications - the perpetual calendar. Here, in its glory, is the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar.
Call us contrarians but we love the fact that the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar doesn't follow the typical four sub-dial indicator layout of most perpetual calendars. The über-Saxon minimalist aesthetic remains an important part of the piece and we're convinced we might've found the perpetual calendar of the year. It's a handsome watch that shows rather than tries to tell too much. The 42mm watch will come in both stainless steel and rose gold.
Stay tuned for updates on the story with actual wristshots once we've visited Glashütte Original at the fair. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more pictures and daily updates of the latest novelties from Baselworld 2017.