Glashütte Original announces the new Senator Cosmopolite for 2018


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Since it was first introduced in 2015, the Senator Cosmopolite has become one of the most praised dual time zone watches on the market. The easy-to-read dial and the ability to display the time in any two time zones in the world has made it a first choice for many world travelers. So far, the watch has been available in two versions: white and rose gold. For this year, Glashütte Original has prepared a new stainless steel model. According to the German brand, the Senator Cosmopolite has been slightly redesigned to have a more minimalist and modern look. The new timepiece will be officially introduced at the upcoming Baselworld watch and jewelry show (March 22-27, 2018). The company has not yet announced the price.

The new stainless steel Senator Cosmopolite features a matte white lacquered dial with black and blue accents. The two central hands indicate the local time while the home time is displayed in a separate sub-dial at 12 o’clock. The latter is combined with a day/night indicator and a power reserve display. At 9 o’clock there is the newly designed AM/PM indicator with a small sun and stylized night sky. The small seconds counter and the signature panorama date display are located at 6 and 4 o’clock respectively. Completing the dial is the local time zone indicator at 8 o’clock. Comprised of two narrow display windows, this indicator shows whether Standard Time (STD) or Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in effect in the local time zone. Each time zone is represented with an IATA code, a three-letter code designating many airports around the world.

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The time zone indicator offers a selection of the 36 world time zones currently in use

 

Although the mechanism inside it is complex, the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite is actually easy to use. The 8 o’clock crown adjusts the current time zone while the one at 2 o’clock sets the home time. Using a flush corrector at 9 on the case side, the user can adjust the date. If you are in different time zone, you can set the current time by turning the crown at 4 o’clock clockwise if you’ve traveled East, or counter clockwise if you’ve traveled west. While turning the crown, the hour and minutes hands jump forwards or back in 15-minute intervals until your current time zone’s IATA code appears in one of the two windows at 8 o’clock. The time zones that are offset by a whole number of hours are represented in black while the ones offset by 30 and 15 minutes are shown in blue and red respectively.

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The 4 o’clock crown adjusts the current time while the one at 2 o’clock sets the home time

 

Housed in a 44mm stainless steel case, the latest Senator Cosmopolite is powered by the ingenious Calibre 89-02 with 63 jewels. Visible through a sapphire caseback, the self-winding movement features a three-quarter plate with Glashütte stripe finish and an off-centre skeletonized oscillating weight. The movement itself beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. The new Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite is presented on a blue Louisiana alligator leather strap.

 

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