To complete this modern look, the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition features several blue accents that contrast with the silver and grey colours used all around - blue alligator strap, blued hands and blue minute markers. This watch will be produced in 100 pieces only.
Launched in 2015, the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite is perhaps the most completely equipped travel watch on the market. Not only can it track 36 time-zones, including the 13 that differ in half and quarter hours, but it also comes with a Daylight Savings Time function - an esoteric yet necessary feature that ought to exist in any travel watch. And despite the surfeit of information it can read, the watch retains a remarkably minimalist dial.
While it was previously available only in white or red gold, with the commensurate price tags, Glashütte Original has just unveiled the stainless-steel version ahead at Baselworld 2018. The new Senator Cosmopolite is decidedly less formal in appearance, perhaps even more functional, featuring dark blue Arabic numerals instead of Romans over a matte white lacquered dial that also has a simplified minute track.
The case remains the same 44mm in diameter and 14mm in height. And so does the movement and functions. Local time is displayed with the central hands while home time is indicated in the subdial at 12 o’clock. A tiny aperture in the subdial shows the day or night at home while a power reserve indicator charts the movement’s 72-hour power reserve.
The Senator Cosmopolite includes all of the world’s 36 time-zones, and each indicated by the three-letter official IATA location code that refers to the international airport in the zone: ”BKK” for Bangkok and “PEK” for Beijing.