The perpetual calendar is considered one of the most desirable of complications in the art
of watchmaking, and one that is expressive of a wealth of craft traditions. Its sophisticated
mechanisms bear witness to the expertise, manual dexterity and passion of its developers:
a calendar function that assures the correct constellation of date, weekday and leap year
up to the year 2100 A.D. has every right to proclaim itself eternal. With the Senator
Excellence Perpetual Calendar, Glashütte Original lends this refined complication a
particularly contemporary appearance. At the same time the manufactory maintains the
new standard set by the Calibre 36 and raises it to the highest level of the watchmaker’s
art. The model is thus the most recent highlight in a new generation of timekeepers. They
offer proof of their excellence in the form of a certificate documenting the exceptional
results of extensive in-house testing of each and every watch.
In the art of watchmaking, the perpetual calendar is considered to be a particularly
sophisticated complication. The complex and intelligent mechanism guarantees a precise
presentation of the date, weekday and month – even taking leap years into account – with
no need for manual correction for more than one hundred years to come. With the new
manufactory Calibre 36 this watchmaking achievement, which has long been a fixture of
the Glashütte Original collection, has been redefined in terms of precision, stability,
running time and beauty. Thus there is good reason for the tradition-rich perpetual
calendar to join – starting today – the young Senator Excellence family.
The new model takes the fundamental features of the “Excellence” line and develops
them further. In their design and construction of the new movement, Glashütte Original’s
engineers have made every effort to achieve maximum stability and user-friendliness while
ensuring the watch remains easy to service. Along with hours, minutes and seconds, the
Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar presents the characteristic Glashütte Original
Panorama Date, a finely worked moon phase, and weekday, month and leap year
As for setting and adjustment of the watch, nothing could be simpler: setting of the date
can be monitored directly in the display window, while discreet correctors on the case
enable adjustments to weekday, month and moon phase displays. Although the
exceptional power reserve of 100 hours ensures the correct interplay of the displays for
many hours after its owner has set the watch aside, the eminently practical universal
corrector makes it possible – should it ever prove necessary – to change the day, date and
month with a few simple moves.
An excellent basis: the manufactory Calibre 36
The heart of the Senator Excellence family is the Calibre 36 automatic movement, which
was developed to meet the demand conditions of life today. An innovative silicon spiral enables extreme precision, while a single spring barrel ensures a power reserve of more than 100 hours, at a frequency of 4 Hertz (28,800 half oscillations per hour).
Certified precision – with a refined complication
The Senator Excellence line fulfils the watchmaker’s promise of a new standard of quality.
Each of these watches – perpetual calendar, three-hand model, with Panorama Date or
Panorama Date and moon phase – is subjected in the Saxon manufactory to a series of
rigorous tests over a period of 24 days, under conditions even more demanding than
those of the challenging German Chronometer test. The requirements are identical for all
Senator Excellence models, regardless of the type or number of complications. A special
engraving on the case back serves as the seal of quality on every single watch. In addition,
the owner of a Senator Excellence is provided with the key test results for his watch in the
form of an individual Examination Certificate. An exclusive online portal also offers the
owner access to comprehensive information regarding the various testing procedures,
along with the complete test results.
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