The Senator Sixties Gets A Date Function, But Does it Fit?
This is a new model in renowned German watch manufacture Glashütte Orignal – the Senator Sixties Panorama Date. It is one of 2 Baselworld 2010 pre-releases from Glashütte Original (I wrote about the PanoMaticLunar XL earlier today, which you can see here). The Senator Sixties collection was first launched in 2007, and I’ve always liked the 1960′s-insipred design elements of this watch, specifically the stylized “3″ “6″ “9″ and “12″ numerals that mark the hours and the domed sapphire crystal. Last year, GO introduced this model in a square case with chrongraph, also a neat design.
This year, however, I think something is off with the new design. It is the new function – the “Panorama Date” – that they added onto the dial, and unfortunately, something just doesn’t look right about this design combination. Odd as it may sound, I think that the font type on the panorama date is completely inconsistent with the rest of the watch. I don’t like it. Being a big Glashütte Original fan (and owner of one of their watches myself), I’m hoping they will reconsider this design with another font style, because this one just does not seem to fit and I don’t see this watch being a big hit in its current form. What do you think?
Glashütte Original Caliber 39-47 – automatic movement with 21k gold oscillation weight
Reference 39-47-01-02-04 with silver dial (above)
with 42mm stainless steel case on both
Reference 39-47-0302-04 with black dial (below)
On a related note, if you want to see the other Glashütte Original watches when they are announced at Baselworld 2010, stay tuned to Perpetuelle.com’s Official Baselworld 2010 forum (click here to view).