Technical triumph – a mechanical alarm that can be set up to 30 days in advance…
Well, it looks like it will be another great year for perhaps my favorite brand, Glashütte Original, “Made in Germany”. While I do not see any “Senator Chronometer’s” in the mix (a particular model that GO introduced last year that was a huge hit for the brand), I can say that the master watchmakers in Glashütte, Germany managed to maintain the high standards of the brand again this year with a very solid lineup of new watches. Design-wise, they did not go far from the brand’s core look and feel or push the envelope too hard, but instead came up with several solid new watches that are elegant and beautiful. Technically/mechanically, they are putting forth at least one or two interesting new complications, and the first that I would like to highlight comes from the new Senator Diary. This watch has a mechanical alarm function that can be set up to 30 days in advance. This is a world first, and for a mechanical watch is quite impressive if you think about it. This watch also looks beautiful and is perhaps my favorite from Glashütte Original this year.
The Senator Diary is available as described above and in a version featuring a rose gold
case, rose gold hour, minute and sweep second hands and applied rose gold hour
markers on a galvanized silver dial. The date indicator on the diary alarm subdial is in blue,
as is the small arrow indicating the diary alarm time aperture at 6 o’clock. Both versions
feature a finely worked black Louisiana alligator leather strap.