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Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date

At Baselworld 2016, Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date release a simple three-hand watch called the Senator Excellence as a home for its new high-performance automatic movement, the caliber 36. Now the German watchmaker has released two new watches additions to the Senator Excellence collection, adding some complications to the caliber 36 base. The Senator Excellence Panorama Date and the Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase start the same way as their predecessor, just bringing a little more to the mix.
The Senator Excellence Panorama Date is the simpler of the two new additions, adding a big date complication to the three-hander. As mentioned, the Panorama Date features the same caliber 36, however a big date has been added at 4 o’clock, giving the dial a little more visual interest. It’s not quite as dramatic an execution of the big date as you’ll find on some other German watches, but it’s extremely practical and well-done. The official name for this newly modified movement is the Caliber 36-03.
The Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date measures in at 40mm in diameter and 12.2mm thick, making it a great size for an all-purpose/everyday kind of watch. It’s also available in either rose gold or stainless steel (the latter with an optional bracelet), depending on your preference. The dial is traditional silver with Roman numerals, blued steel handset and a center seconds hand with the signature double Gs on the end. It’s worth noting that both of the new watches presented here are only available in this more classic style, not the high-contrast black-and-lume style also offered for the original (you can see both of them here).
If the Senator Excellence Panorama Date is one step beyond the original Senator Excellence, the Panorama Date Moon Phase is just one more step in the same direction. Not only is there the big date aperture at four o’clock but also a moonphase function spanning 10 and 11 o’clock. Glashütte Original is calling this movement the Caliber 36-04 (as you could have probably guessed by this point). If set properly, the moonphase indicator is pretty accurate and can go 122 years without a correction –assuming you keep the watch wound, of course.
Like the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date , the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase is also available in rose gold and stainless steel, with the exact same 40mm across and 12.2mm thick case (there’s no thickness added for the moonphase display).