Glashütte Original 1-89-02-03-02-50 description
Following the launch of the exquisite Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon in 2012, with this model the Saxon manufactory added a new mechanical work of art specifically aimed at the world traveller.
Despite its complexity, this exceptional watch is marvellously intuitive and has been designed for everyday use. Connoisseurs of fine German watchmaking will doubtless appreciate both the aesthetic dimensions of the Senator Cosmopolite and the extraordinary mechanics within. The new automatic Calibre 89-02 was developed in-house by the Saxon manufactory to meet the needs of today’s world travellers.
The ability to track the time of day in two time zones at once is made possible by an intricate set of finely engineered, integrated complications. The time zone wheel displays a choice of 37 world time zones, each indicated by the official IATA location code designating a key international airport in the zone. The 24 time zones that are aligned at full-hour offsets with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) present a black IATA code in the DST or STD window at 8 o’clock, while 10 time zones aligned with GMT at half-hour offsets appear in blue; 3 remaining zones at quarter- or three-quarter hour offsets from GMT are represented by the relevant IATA location code in red; the color coding allows one to identify the offset from GMT at a glance.
The dial of the Senator Cosmopolite is easy to read and presents the time of day at home and away simultaneously, in any two of 37 world time zones. The primary point of reference for the traveller on the road is the local time at destination.
Ref. 1-89-02-03-02-50 has a silver dial with Arabic numerals. It is fitted with an alligator strap with short folding clasp.