That is less helpful, however, when you want to learn the period in a timezone using a 1/2 hour or 3/4 hour counter, such as Indian Standard Time which is UTC+05:30. The Glashutte Gub 70.1 Replica Original Senator Cosmopolite handles this using a different implementation of a world-timer complication, together with the currently displayed second timezone visible at 8 o’clock as either STD (Standard Time), or DST (Daylight Savings Time).Without the standard world-timer layout to consume most of the dial space, Glashütte Original has managed to pack a lot of information within this display. A small moments sub-dial occupies the 6 o’clock position, a day-night index for the destination timezone are discovered in 9 o’clock, and a power reserve indicator and a home time day-night indicator are tucked into the 12 o’clock sub-dial. An additional large date display (or Panorama Date since the brand calls it) for your next timezone occupies the 4 o’clock position. Blue printed Arabic numerals and implemented blue indicators make the destination time quite legible despite all the information on offer, together with the home time dial utilizing black printed numerals for contrast.Home time is set via the usage of this crown at 2 o’clock, and destination time through the crown at 8 o’clock. Once installed, the central hour and minute hands will shift in 15-minute increments to match the new timezone.
Better known for solid and accessibly priced wristwatches like the Senator Excellence, Glashütte Original takes a different tack with the Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition.
Equipped with an elaborately decorated movement that’s been open-worked and engraved by hand, the new Senator is one of the few skeleton timepieces made by the German watchmaker.
First launched in 2012 in rose gold as a 100-piece limited edition, the Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition is now offered in white gold as regular production. The dimensions though, stay the same – 42mm in diameter and 11.2mm high.
The movement remains the calibre 49-13, a hand-wound movement with moon phase and power reserve that’s produced in-house.
The calibre 49-13 constructed in a manner typical of Glashütte Original’s movements, with a three-quarter plate and screwed gold chatons for the jewels, but the heavily decorated bridges and main plate render most of the movement inconspicuous since the eye is overwhelmed by the engraving.
Price and availability
The Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition (ref. 1-49-13-15-04-01) is priced at US$45,000 or S$66,100.