Senator Observer 100-14-05-02-04 - Glashütte Original
Functionality in stainless steel
The case of this elegant observation watch is 44 mm in diameter and is perfectly polished and satin-brushed. This functional watch for men is made of stainless steel and fitted with a choice of a black calfskin strap, a black Louisiana alligator strap, or a stainless steel bracelet with fine adjustment mechanism. Clear views through the sapphire crystal case back allow one to admire the finely finished manufacture movement.
Precision timepieces from Glashütte that were used to determine one‘s exact location on the high seas and on land were already world-famous in the 19th century. In addition to securely mounted marine chronometers, reliable portable timekeepers – so-called observation watches – soon became essential navigational instruments for captains, pilots and explorers.
The dial, which has three different layers of lacquer, presents a fascinating, fine silver-grained surface with a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. Glashütte Original’s signature Panorama Date is positioned at 6 o’clock. While the finely drawn black railroad chapter ring frames the Arabic numerals, which are also black, the blued and polished hour and minute hands indicate the passage of time.
Beating within the Senator Observer is the manufacture’s own Calibre 100-14. To ensure maximum comfort the watch is equipped with a contemporary automatic mechanical movement, even though most traditional observation watches had manually wound movements. As a result, the “Auf/Ab” display on the dial represents a power reserve (the time remaining) rather than an indication of the running time (the time already elapsed).
- Hour and minute
- Small second
- Panorama Date
- Power reserve display
- Varnish silver-grainé
- Railroad chapter ring
- Arabic numerals
- Black Panorama Date on ivory coloured background
- Divided Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish
- Winding wheels with double sunburst decoration
- Swan-neck fine adjustment (from cal. 100-01 to 100-11)
- Regulator-free fine adjustment (from cal. 100-13 to 100-15)
- Skeletonized rotor with double-G symbol and 21-carat gold oscillation weight
- Bevelled edges
- Polished steel parts