The new Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator unites the classic regulator display (minute display at center, other indicators positioned as subsidiary) with an officially certified manual winding chronometer movement in manner that epitomizes German watchmaking, at least for me. The lacquered silver-grainé dial goes perfectly with the blue hands. That slender, shaped minute hand is particularly elegant. On the central axis above and below the minute indicator are the subsidiary hour and seconds displays. Power reserve and date panorama display round it out. It will be offered in red and white gold, both pictured.
The Senator Chronometer Regulator is driven by the manufacture manual winding Calibre 58-04. Not sure what the power reserve is, I would like to know.
The movement permits the precise coordination of minute and seconds hands. Using a novel second-zero-stop-mechanism, it becomes much easier for the wearer to set the exact time. When winding the crown, the time display is stopped, the second hand jumps to zero and remains there. At the same time, the minute hand is also moved to the next full minute index. When one winds the crown to set the time, the minute hand always rests only on the full minute indices. This means that the correct relationship of the displayed seconds and minutes remains assured.
The Senator Chronometer Regulator is officially certified and bears a certificate from the German Calibration Service (DKD). Unlike the similar tests performed by the COSC in accord with the Swiss testing standard, which specifies that each movement (without its final case) must be tested in five positions, the entire watch is tested during 15-days in Glashütte.