Senator Chronometer Regulator
Senator Chronometer RegulatorCONTACT WESTIME
CALIBRE: Manual winding movement , Calibre 58-04
FUNCTIONS: hour and second (off-centre), minute (centre), second stop and reset function with minute detent, Panorama Date, day/night indicator, regulator, power reserve display
CASE: 18 ct white gold, sapphire crystals on top and bottom, screwed case back, waterproof up to 5 bar
DIMENSIONS: ? 42 mm, height: 12.47 mm
DIAL: dial varnished silver-grainé with black Roman numerals, railroad chapter ring, blued hands
STRAP: Louisiana Alligator leather strap with fold fastener made of 18 ct white gold
In the past when one spoke of a regulator one referred to a particular kind of pendulum clock. These clocks were used on the one hand by watchmakers in their workshops to set the precise time and to monitor the accuracy of smaller clocks. On the other hand they were also used in scientific research, where they served as an extraordinarily precise time measurement standard.
To make it easier to read the time the hands were placed on different axes on the dial: the dominant position was taken by the minute display at the centre, while the other indicators were smaller and positioned in off-centre areas of the dial.
For the new Senator Chronometer Regulator, Glashütte Original took this special arrangement of the displays and reduced it to a size appropriate for a wristwatch.
The dominant central position on the lacquered silver-grainé dial is occupied by the blued minute hand with its polished eye. On the central axis above and below the minute indicator are the smaller hour and seconds displays.
Setting the pace at the periphery is a finely drawn minute ring, engraved and galvanised in black, as are the Roman numerals that lie beneath the hour hand’s path.