Glashütte Original: Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized

For the connoisseur of fine watchmaking art

 

The Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition invokes the grand tradition of skeleton watches, designed to reveal the fascinating micromechanical universe at the heart of the watchmaker’s art. This latest masterpiece from the Saxon manufactory takes up the Glashütte Original 1845 Classic Up/Down with Moon Phase model originally introduced more than ten years ago. The 2012 edition is presented in a reworked, superbly finished red gold case designed to enhance the connoisseur’s vision, not only of the superb gold and blue moon phase display and elegant up/down power reserve indicator, but of the captivating mechanics of the movement that drives them. The galvanized silver cutaway dial features a black chapter ring and finely drawn Roman numerals, while blued steel hour, minute and small second hands indicate the time. The indicator for the 40-hour power reserve is positioned at 2 o’clock.

 

The Senator Moon Phase Skeleton edition opens up the art of watchmaking to the connoisseur’s admiring eye: the precisely executed skeletonization reveals the quintessential beauty of the manually wound manufactory Caliber 49-13. The filigreed work of art is protected on dial side by a sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides, and by an antireflective sapphire crystal fitted to the case back. These sapphire crystals offer the wearer an unusually complete view of the movement, its fascinating complications and superbly finished components.Characteristically precise craftsmanship and a love of detail are clearly evident in the winding wheels with double-sunburst decoration, screw-mounted gold chatons with blued steel screws, hand-engraved plates and the lavishly finished swan-neck fine adjustment.

 

An elaborate, sophisticated procedure allows the gold engraved lettering and limited edition number to appear in distinct contrast to the galvanized silver of the movement. Each movement bears a limited edition number (e.g. 001/100) that coincides with the number engraved on the case. Limited worldwide to 100 pieces, the Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition is fitted with a matt black Louisiana alligator strap with foldover clasp and presented to its new owner in an elegant, highly polished,
dark brown wooden case.