If you live in Königsberg, Germany, in the second half of the 18th century, every day at 15:30, you will see a handsome, well-dressed man appearing on the streets of the town, walking A leisurely and thoughtful walk to Friedrich Cannonball; when he returned home, he knew exactly that it was already 17:00 in the evening. This gentleman who has lived like a clock for decades for a day is the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant. His landmark works are also in the same vein as his life style. He simplified and controlled complexities, and rationalized the appearance, and finally achieved his immortal status in the history of philosophy.
On speculation, we can clearly feel the simple and simple, rigorous and meticulous classic style of German culture from Kant. Looking at the bright stars in the fields of ideology, culture, and craftsmanship in German history, they will find them strikingly similar. From the concept of time to the rules of conduct, the relentless pursuit of precision and rationality and the great wisdom of simplifying complexity are inherently flowing into the blood of the Germanic people. Faced with complex things, they can always shake off the clouds, discover the essence, and solve the problem in the simplest and most direct way. In the field of chronograph design that emphasizes precision and practicality, the Germans have built a great achievement that cannot be underestimated.
As a representative of Germany’s top watchmaking craftsmanship, Glashütte Original inherits the German culture’s simplification and excellence, and integrates it into every timepiece. Since the first self-developed chronograph was born, Glashütte’s original works have added unique elements such as countdown, eccentricity, counting, and double-tracking hands to the chronograph with unique creativity and ingenuity. While these highly complex functional skills have become more and more extensive and sophisticated over time, the movement design that carries many complex functions has become more concise and refined, and the watch design has become more elegant and simple. In 2014, Glashütte Original launched the brand new 37 chronograph movement, which further demonstrates the outstanding skills of German watchmaking, which is returned to the contract and is perfect.
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Movement 37-Elegant and Simple German Character
Glashütte’s original watchmaking craftsmanship began in Saxony in 1845. The watch factory is known for its extraordinary and complex creations, including well-designed chronographs. The new 37 chronograph movement is the first movement originally conceived and manufactured by Glashütte for the chronograph. The watchmaking team’s design team perfectly combines a series of features: a centrally displayed seconds hand, a 30-minute and 12-hour counter with a flyback chronograph mechanism, a small stopwatch with a power reserve indicator (70 hours), and an original Glashütte order People praise big calendar display design. Set in a new 37 movement without complicated structure. Compared with complex structure, the 37 movement design is as simple and compact as possible. The column wheel structure of the movement reduces the number of separate parts, which is extremely streamlined. The movement uses With a two-way automatic rotor, the 70-hour power reserve is controlled by a single barrel. Only four golden screws are left on the rim of the balance wheel for adjustment. In addition, the 31.6 mm diameter and simple basic design enhance this machine. The stability of the core and enhanced anti-interference make the performance of the watch even better over time. Simple and elegant, atmospheric connotation, the new 37 chronograph movement perfectly reflects the distinctive character of German ‘simple and precise expression’.
Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date
The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date, the new MP Chronograph Panorama Date perfectly presents an fascinating watchmaking process. The 37-01 4 Hz column-wheel chronograph movement is completely designed and hand-made by the original watchmaking factory of Glashütte . The new Member of the Senator series highlights the simple and elegant style with a classic and harmonious dial appearance: a gorgeous silver dial with black laser engraving, orbital minute ring and Roman numerals. Before the gold dial is polished for silver plating, it is engraved with black. This process is called ‘friction silver plating’ and requires manual application of silver powder to create a beautiful, durable and unique dial. This luxurious silver dial watch has a polished matte platinum case with a crown set with sapphire. Another starting model is a lacquered silver dial with black track minute ring and black Roman numerals, and a polished 18K red gold matte case.
The exquisite design of the dial is detailed, the chronograph at 12 o’clock is elegant and elegant, and the large calendar display with black numbers against the ivory background is placed in the center of the lower half of the dial. The 9 o’clock position is a small seconds dial with a black and white power reserve display, while the 3 o’clock position is a 30-minute timer. All hands of the new watch are made of blue steel, echoing the slim and elegant bezel around the dial. The start and stop functions of the timer are controlled by the buttons on the upper right of the case, and the flyback timing mechanism is controlled by the buttons on the lower right. Press the flyback button to stop the chronograph, and reset the hour, minute and second hands of the chronograph. However, time measurement did not stop, but a new round of timing was started immediately after the flyback button was released.
See through the sapphire crystal back cover for a detailed look at the fine internal mechanics: the automatic tourbillon and chronograph splint mounted on Glashütte’s original three-quarter splint, the brand’s signature threads on the automatic splint, blue steel screws, The 21K gold skeleton oscillating weight with the G logo, and a brand new oscillating system adjusted by four gold screws. Such a beautiful panorama is perfectly presented to the connoisseurs through the crystal mirror.
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date
The new Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is inspired by the 1970s, a time when creativity and new things emerged in the field of design, continuing the typical obtuse square of the 1970s watch in the ‘Retro Series of the 20th Century’ The stainless steel case design expresses a strong retro flavor. Surrounded by the family’s 40mm case in the 1970s, the medium size and simplicity improved the stability of the 37-02 chronograph movement. The watch dial, small stopwatch at 9 o’clock with black and white power reserve indicator, and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. In the middle directly below 12 o’clock, there is a small but stylish hour counter, displaying Arabic numerals from 1 to 12, which contrasts with the original Glashütte original large calendar display on the lower part of the dial.
The three watch dials unveiled at the 2014 Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show are ruthenium-plated, silver-plated, and blue-plated, showing a low-key and sophisticated elegance. The blue model has a sunburst pattern, and the elegant gradient gradually diffuses from the center to the surroundings. The ruthenium-plated and silver-plated dials each have a matte and sunburst finish, making them stunning choices. The matching platinum hands are super-luminova coated on the hour and minute hands to improve legibility. The dial is surrounded by rounded square polished bezels and frosted cases, both of which are made of stainless steel, which highlights the unique look and charm of the Retro Seventies Series Seventies.
Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date has a variety of straps to choose from: blue, gray and black Louisiana alligator leather straps with blue, ruthenium-plated and silver-plated dials. All three models are available with a black rubber strap and a sporty stainless steel bracelet.