Glashütte Original Chronograph Caliber 37: Continuing Tradition (Exhibition In California)
Glashütte Original is a Swatch Group-owned brand located in the heart of Glashütte. It boasts a long history in mechanical chronograph mechanisms, having developed six since the first one in 1955. The last one until Caliber 37 was the Senator Rattrapante (Caliber 99) from 2007.
The declared goal of the chronograph movement inside the new Senator Chronograph Panorama Date was to develop a contemporary chronograph with balanced functions that is reliable, legible, and luxurious. To achieve this, the company’s experienced team took the best elements of its previous chronographs, added the company’s signature panorama date, and created the automatic, flyback Caliber 37-01, an integrated, column-wheel chronograph with distinct Glashütte-style elements.
If you are in or around California between June 9 and 22, 2015, then you are in luck because you’ll have the opportunity to view the collection of Glashütte Original’s chronographs outfitted with this very German-looking movement as well as a number of vintage pieces.
The exhibit called The Art of the Chronograph, on display at the South Coast Plaza in front of the Tourbillon Boutique in Costa Mesa, California (near Los Angeles), features not only the timepieces, but also an interactive installation allowing visitors to learn about Glashütte Original’s heritage (for more on that, please read How The Wall Came Tumbling Down: Made In Germany), its tradition of chronograph creation, and German micro manufacturing.
My particular favorite from this new batch of Glashütte Original chronographs is the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date with its distinctive 1970s look and feel and really excellent blue dial color. But the real treat, of course, is the eye candy spotted through the sapphire crystal case back when you turn the timepiece over.
For more information on The Art of the Chronograph exhibition in California, please visit www.tourbillon.com/en/news/the-art-of-the-chronograph-by-glashutte-original.
Quick Facts Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date
Movement: automatic Caliber 37-02 with integrated chronograph with column wheel and 70 hours power reserve
Case: 40 x 40 mm, stainless steel
Dial: three variations available in galvanized ruthenium, galvanized silver, and blue
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds; panorama date; flyback chronograph; power reserve indicator
Price: $11,100 to $14,900 (depending on strap/bracelet options)