The fine art of reproducing eternity
Automatic Caliber 36, which premiered in the Senator Excellence in 2016, offers ample potential as Glashütte Original conceived it to host various additional functions. The purist base version was followed in the fall of 2016 by the Senator Excellence Panorama Date and by a version with an additional highly precise moon-phase display. The latest crown jewel arrives in 2017 in the guise of a perpetual calendar: at first glance, the positioning of the displays for the day of the week, leap-year cycle, month, panorama date, and moon phase recall their counterparts on the Senator Perpetual Calendar powered by automatic Caliber 100-02. But closer scrutiny under the dial immediately reveals the constructive evolution, which prioritizes user-friendliness. When the crown is pulled out, it links with the panorama date at 4 o’clock. The day of the week, month, and moon phase are each adjustable by pressing inset and accordingly unob- trusive corrector buttons in the flank of the 42 mm red gold case; the moon-phase display errs by one full day only after three years have passed. A practical all-in-one corrector simultaneously advances the day of the week, date, and month. The calendar module, which needs no manual intervention until the end of February 2100, is a mere 2.9 mm in height. The overall height of Caliber 36-02 is just 7.35 mm. Notwithstand- ing its complicated inner workings, this watch rises only 12.8 mm above the wrist. Needless to say, all specifications for Caliber 36 also apply to this new watch. Each one is delivered with a remarkable quality promise: only after completing 24 days of intensive testing and quality control is it permitted to leave its manufactory and shipped to its future owner. This applies to every model in the Senator Excellence family: the purist three-hand versions must pass the same rigorous tests as the new top-of-the-line model. This thorough scrutiny is
eternalized in a special engraving on the back of the case. The exam’s most important findings are written on an accompanying test certificate. An online portal was developed for Caliber 36, where aficionados can find a detailed description of the testing procedure. Owners who enter their personal access codes can view the test results measured for their own wristwatches.
Senator Excellence Perpetual CalendarThis mechanical long-term genius is powered by automatic Caliber 36, which prioritizes precision and robustness.
- Materials: 18 k rose gold with alligator-leather wristband
- Caliber: Automatic, Caliber B12-02
- Diameter: 42 mm
- Special features: Perpetual calendar, moon-phase display, panorama date, 100-hour power reserve
- Wempe reference: GL020086