A Closer Look at the Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph “The Capital Edition”

Admirers and collectors of fine horologic examples are moved by the recent presentations at the Berlin Film Festival. The Glashutte Original has been a welcome guest, in the film that has partnered with the brand. Saxon offered a display of the limited edition Glashutte Original Senator Chronograph “The Capital Edition,” inspired by the capital of the country of Germany. Just as Berlin is a beautiful and meticulously functioning city, the exquisite design of the chronograph follows suit. The watchmaker has taken creative liberty in adding a line of vibrant new colors into its collections, while maintaining a certain sense of austerity. The Glashutte Original Senator Chronograph The Capital Edition watch is the embodiment of the spirit of the city, in function and design.

The latest production in the collection

The Senator Chronograph is available in the new edition with the same features as its predecessors, along with a choice of either 18 karat red gold or stainless steel. The 42 mm diameter case measures 14.6 mm in thickness. The domed sapphire crystal enhances the clarity and readability of the dial. The wonderfully complex chronograph is made up of 450 parts with 65 jewels. The watch is powered by a Glashutte Original Calibre 37-01 in house movement. The integrated column wheel chronograph is automatic operating at 4 Hz frequency with an 80 hour power reserve. The functions include hours, minutes, and small seconds. In addition, it features a 12 hour counter along with a 30 minute counter, panorama date and a power reserve indicator.

What makes the Capital Edition so special?

Few could argue that the Glashutte Original presents examples that are mechanical wonders. The clean design has long been a favorite, and the new edition preserves the elements that are highly valued in the excellence of the design and function. We now compare the dial of the originals with the more recently released limited edition. The previous black dials with light blue indexes maintain their classic style. The Capital Edition offers a sunburst pattern with reflections of brown and green, in a bourbon grey color with warm tones. Details are featured in blue, white and beige colors. Deep blue rings circle the sub-dials. The indexes and hands are now completed in Super-LumiNova in a beige coloring. It’s a fresh new take on a beloved classic.

Options available for Capital Edition examples

The steel edition is offered with strict adherence to 100 pieces manufactured. A choice of either a strap that matches the dial, or a steel bracelet are available. The gold edition comes with a leather strap that is dark blue in color. Only 25 examples of the 18 karat red gold Capital Edition have been made. There is one more surprise awaiting those who are interested in catching a glimpse of the new model. A platinum edition is slated for unveiling at thee Berlin Film Festival. It will feature a silver dial, and production is limited to five pieces.

Glashutte Original Senator Chronograph: The Capital Edition Price

Interested parties seeking to acquire their own limited edition piece will need to act quickly, as the value is currently high, and is likely to increase with the passage of time. Collectors and enthusiasts of the brand may find it difficult to obtain the piece that is limited in number.

  • Steel on leather edition is offered at 13,200 EUR
  • Steel on steel bracelet is 14,700 EUR
  • Red Gold on leather is 27,000 EUR
  • Platinum- The price for the upcoming limited edition has not yet been announced. We’re expecting to find out more after its introduction to the world in Berlin.

Final thoughts

With a limited number of just 130 examples of the four variants offered for the Glashutte Original Senator Chronograph: The Capital Edition being produced, they are certain to become highly prized collector’s items. The daring new color scheme is an unexpected treat for lovers of the Original Senator Chronograph, who may be feeling a little more daring. The infusion of the spirit of one of the most highly regarded cities in the world, as home for horologic innovation and genius, has placed the Capital Edition in a category of its own. The unprecedented move made by the watchmaker has melded the inherent value with a collectible with a vibrant new life.

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