German watch house Glashütte Original has introduced a skeletonised edition into its 2014 family of Senator timepieces.
The manually-wound Senator houses the company’s own Calibre 49-18, which is visible within the 42mm rose gold case through the intricately skeletonised dial.
The watch will run for 40 hours between windings. The galvanised silver, skeletonised dial is decorated with a black railroad minute ring and finely drawn Roman numerals. Delicate blued hour and minute hands indicate the time of day.
“The Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition opens up the art of Glashütte watchmaking to the connoisseur’s admiring eye. The precisely executed skeletonisation reveals the quintessential beauty of the manufactory Calibre 49-18. The filigreed work of art is protected on the dial side by a sapphire crystal, antireflective on both sides, and by an antireflective sapphire crystal fitted to the case back, offering the wearer an exceptional view of the movement’s elaborately finished components and artful engravings, the company explains.
Glashütte collectors will recognise familiar features such as the winding wheels with double-sunburst decoration, screw-mounted gold chatons with blued screws, hand-engraved plates and the lavishly finished swan-neck fine adjustment.