The new Glashutte Senator Chronometer is the first Glashutte Original watch to be certified by Germany’s DIN 8319 standard, which is the Germany’s equivalent standard to COSC certification. COSC only certifies Swiss made watches, so this was a necessary step to certify the rate results of German movements.

The watches are tested by an independent company called DKD (German Calibrating Service), and are tested using almost identical conditions as COSC tests.

Aside from the certification, the watch is classic Glashutte Original, with an exceptionally beautiful handwind movement, the caliber 58-01. The movement features the classic Glashutte ¾ plate, with gold setting and hand-engraved balance cock. The watch also features a chronometer grade screw balance and swans neck fine adjustment. Some of the complications included on this watch are the power reserve indicator, panorama date, small seconds and zero-reset crown for the seconds which is a very cool feature and favourite of Glashutte Original.

The Senator Chronometer also has a wonderfully understated and elegant dial, and perfectly machined Solid 18k Gold Double butterfly deployant. MSRP on this watch is $26,900 in Rose Gold and $28,000 in White Gold – So I will likely not be getting one of these anytime soon. Too bad, because I love it!