Well Known for solid and accessibly priced wristwatches like the Senator Excellence, Glashütte Original takes a different tack with the Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition.
Equipped with an elaborately decorated movement that’s been open-worked and engraved by hand, the new Senator is one of the few skeleton timepieces made by the German watchmaker.
First launched in 2012 in rose gold as a 100-piece limited edition, the Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition is now offered in white gold as regular production. The dimensions though, stay the same – 42mm in diameter and 11.2mm high.
The movement remains the calibre 49-13, a hand-wound movement with moon phase and power reserve that’s produced in-house.
The calibre 49-13 constructed in a manner typical of Glashütte Original’s movements, with a three-quarter plate and screwed gold chatons for the jewels, but the heavily decorated bridges and main plate render most of the movement inconspicuous since the eye is overwhelmed by the engraving.
Price and availability
The Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition (ref. 1-49-13-15-04-01) is priced at US$45,000 or S$66,100.