Glashütte Original in Hong Kong: The Art of the Chronograph Exhibition
The German watch manufacturer Glashütte Original recently joined hands with the Elegant Watch and Jewellery Company to host the Art of the Chronograph Exhibition, presenting Glashütte Original’s heritage in chronograph development since the late 19th century.
The exhibits include a range of chronographs that were made in Glashütte at different periods of time, e.g. a rare pocket chronograph, which was made by one of the Glashütte’s watchmaking pioneers, Julius Assmann around 1890, a superb chronograph which was manufactured by VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe between 1955 -1961 as well as the PanoRetroGraph, the world’s first mechanical chronograph with countdown function and triple repetition chime, which was voted “Watch of the Year” in 2001.
In addition to the selection of historical chronographs, Glashütte Original also presents the first time in Hong Kong two brand-new chronographs, the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date.
Both timepieces feature the new calibre 37 column wheel chronograph movement. The calibre 37 is the first calibre the German manufactory has conceived and built specifically as a chronograph movement. The structurally simplified movement has an increased stability, resulting in superior performance over time.
The manufactory’s in-house design team has successfully integrated a unique combination of features: central stop seconds hand, 30 minute and 12 hour counters with fly-back mechanism; small seconds counter with power reserve indicator (70 hours), and Glashütte Original’s compelling Panorama Date display.
The elegant Senator Chronograph Panorama Date underlines the signature symmetrical harmony of the manufactory’s classic yet contemporary Senator line. All hands are in blued steel, the dial is framed by a slim, elegant bezel and the case is made of satin brushed and polished platinum or red gold.
The sporty Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date features a polished, soft-cornered square bezel and satin brushed case in stainless steel that underscores the distinctive, vintage Seventies look and feel. Its three dial versions present refined variations of understated elegance in galvanized blue, ruthenium or silver with sunburst finished surfaces.
The Art of the Chronograph Exhibition is on display in the ifc shop of the Elegant Jewellery & Watch Company until 30th of September. Connoisseurs and watch enthusiasts are cordially invited to stop by and discover the German art of chronograph manufacturing at its best.
The Art of the Chronograph Exhibition
by Glashütte Original
1st – 30th September 2014
Elegant Jewellery & Watch Company, Shop 1009,
ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong