First up, the Senator Seventies Panorama Date . . .

Mar 24, 2011,01:30 AM
 

. . . which was introduced last month. Our Man in Glashütte has provided new photos for us, showcasing blue . . .







. . . and silver dials . . .







. . . as well as sapphire backs that display the cal 39 movement:





This is my favorite of the 2011 crop, particularly the blue dial version. Square and rectangular forms are my cup of tea, and this new design evokes the spirit of the 70s in the best possible way, without flashiness or excess.

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It's time for the BaselWorld 2011: Glashütte Original introductions, folks . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-01:15
. . . and away we go! This message has been edited by AnthonyTsai on 2011-03-27 10:21:31...  

First up, the Senator Seventies Panorama Date . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-01:30
. . . which was introduced last month. Our Man in Glashütte has provided new photos for us, showcasing blue . . . . . . and silver dials . . . . . . as well as sapphire backs that display the cal 39 movement: This is my favorite of the 2011 crop, particul...  

Wow!

 
 By: jporos : March 24th, 2011-11:04
I love that blue dial!

I'm liking this one more and more.

 
 By: RJW : March 26th, 2011-17:31
The blue dial with that sunburst effect is brilliant. And the large date is perfect for me. Regards, Richard. This message has been edited by RJW on 2011-03-26 17:32:50

The blue 70's will be a hit, but

 
 By: Mostel : March 28th, 2011-19:01
the white date... interrupts the dial... on the other hand, blue date would be weird, wouldn't it.... I'm sure this will be really cool in person. Jury is out for me. But I think it will be a hit.

Agree Mostel...They all do it and I don't know why?

 
 By: rwk : March 28th, 2011-19:22
the panoramadatum should be blue with a soft white font. Cheers, -- Richard.

Next is the Senator Sixties Square Tourbillon . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-01:42
g . . . and the corresponding press release from G O: "Sixties Square Tourbillon - Limited Edition Iconic design, ingenious mechanics and exquisite craftsmanship. The look of the Sixties, the traditional German watchmaker’s art and contemporary manufactor...  

I'd like one in platinum Art ;-) [nt]

 
 By: rwk : March 28th, 2011-19:23
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Senator perpetual calendar in rose gold . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-02:05
. . . similar to the platinum limited edition of 2009 . . . . . . and equally striking, in my opinion. Following is the press release: "The Senator Perpetual Calendar Art and precision engineering German technology and manufacturing enjoy a worldwide repu...  

From PT to RG...

 
 By: Goh : March 24th, 2011-17:20
still dreaming for one in steel, with the bracelet. Best, Goh

Thanks, these are really amazing pieces

 
 By: grigo : March 24th, 2011-02:13
The 70's version is really different. Very 70's yet with a more modern touch. Best regards, George

I will be trying the '70s on . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-09:18
. . . with a view towards acquisition, probably the blue dial. I can only hope it doesn't overwhelm my wrist! Cordially, Art

For some particular reason

 
 By: grigo : March 24th, 2011-09:41
I kind of figured that you would fancy this model. I look forward to your report the day you will have held it in your hands. The rest of the Glashütte line up this year is also very good. Best regards, George

The Senator Sixties Panorama Date . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-02:15
g . . . was introduced last year, and is included in this year's list as well. The press release reads as follows: "Sixties Panorama Date The Design Decade Design from the 1960s brings the 20th century’s most exciting decade to life. This extraordin...  

The Senator Navigator WorldView . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-02:32
. . . is perhaps the most interesting G O novelty of 2011, bringing a deftly complicated touch to the Navigator formula. "Senator Navigator WorldView An homage to pioneering spirits It’s the 1920s. Aviation is in its infancy, yet all countries in Europe a...  

Pilot Dreaming

 
 By: emcquillan : March 25th, 2011-14:58
I'm not enamoured with the high pitch sound caliber 39 makes when winding, but this Navigator looks VERY interesting. I need some time to digest this piece and of course see it in the metal, but it is very appealing at first sight. Thanks for the updates ... 

Too busy...I'd rather do the math in my head and have the minimalist dial

 
 By: rwk : March 28th, 2011-19:28
with date or without. Darn I wish this piece was unlimited GO!...  

Agreed, Richard, that the simple dial is to die for.

 
 By: amanico : March 28th, 2011-23:12
The G.O WT is not really a WT, I mean ala PP or GP, or JLC... Or, it is a WT ala JLC Memovox International. You'll have to set your watch manually, if you want to know wha't the time worldwide. That is my guess on the G.O WT, and if I'm wrong, it is even ... 

The Senator Automatic . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-02:44
. . . has either been revised or supplemented with this new version: "Senator Automatic A quintessential tribute to the classics. The Senator Automatic is an inspired tribute to the heritage of fine mechanical watchmaking from Glashütte Original. It embod...  

Beautiful design.

 
 By: bar2020 : March 24th, 2011-06:53
Does anyone know the size and msrp of this SS model?

I should be receiving a price list shortly . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-09:14
. . . so please check back with me in a few weeks. My guess is that this one will be equivalent to, or less than, the current Senator Automatic. Cordially, Art

This years G O winner

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : March 24th, 2011-10:21
thank you for this updates dear Art Best Damjan

Yes case size is crucial. [nt]

 
 By: bar2020 : March 24th, 2011-15:17
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I believe it is 40 mm [nt]

 
 By: nekok : March 25th, 2011-02:15
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This would be my pick among the new gang. [nt]

 
 By: crabman : March 24th, 2011-14:35
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So beautiful...

 
 By: Goh : March 24th, 2011-17:18
but why back to cal 39? Best, Goh

Wondered that myself...

 
 By: crabman : March 24th, 2011-20:05
Perhaps Art will shed some light on this....?

There's less to the resurgence of the cal 39 . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 25th, 2011-09:22
. . . than meets the eye, Mike. The decision for three of the four (Sixties, Seventies Square, and WorldView) was driven by the aesthetic necessity of a centrally located date aperture, which can only be fulfilled by the cal 39 movement. The cal 22 would ... 

Yes, I had surmised this with the others,

 
 By: crabman : March 25th, 2011-20:19
It was this one (senator auto) I was referring to as it would have been my thought the caliber 100 would have been the more natural fit. The choice of caliber 39 seems more a nod to product placement within the line either as to price point or product pos... 

For me...

 
 By: dxboon : March 24th, 2011-20:10
...this is the only outright home run from GO this year. I feel a little deflated, not just with these offerings but many of the others that have been unveiled thus far from other brands. Perhaps live pictures will get me out of the funk. I do like the bl... 

That's a wonderfull piece!

 
 By: Starman : March 25th, 2011-15:15
Fantastic looking watch that is; can't wait to see it in the flesh. This must be the number one hit of the SIHH; simpel and yet lots of detail, classic refined looks; just love it. Best, Starman

Very nice, but not sure about a sweep seconds with RN?

 
 By: rwk : March 28th, 2011-19:33
Think I prefer the over-sized sub seconds with such a design.... Cheers, -- Richard. This message has been edited by =RWK= on 2011-03-28 19:34:27...  

Uh-oh... the RG version of Senator Auto is so beautiful

 
 By: Mostel : March 28th, 2011-20:26
Wow--I saw the pics of the white metal version in photos, and I found it very shiny looking... this RG version warms up the whole. I will love seeing this version in pics and in person. Maybe a GO icon in the making? I can see Jocke taking unreal pictures... 

The PanoMatic Luna . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 24th, 2011-02:51
. . . concludes the 2011 novelties with a nod to the ladies, in white or black dials. "PanoMatic Luna Woman in the Moon The moon has always fascinated human beings. The beauty and the changing appearance of that mysterious heavenly body capture our eye, p...  

I don't do diamonds Art. [nt]

 
 By: rwk : March 28th, 2011-19:30
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Indubitably . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 28th, 2011-21:00
. . . but perhaps Mrs RWK does ;-) . . .

Nope...No Mrs. RWK, yet. [nt]

 
 By: rwk : March 28th, 2011-21:48
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Ah, in that case . . .

 
 By: Dr No : March 28th, 2011-22:15
. . . the watch you really need is a Senator Diary, so that you never miss a date with a future Mrs RWK ;-) . . .

This one is next Art...

 
 By: rwk : March 29th, 2011-01:14
Unless I can pry this one loose from Vlad ;-) Best, -- Richard....  

The 70's and Senator Automatic are my favorites....

 
 By: David Elliott : March 24th, 2011-18:34
The blue dial of the 70's model is really eye catching, and the bracelet with the micro adjustment is definitely a plus. I tend to like bracelets so I look forward to trying this one on when it becomes available. The Senator Automatic, which is simple and... 

re: 2011 GO

 
 By: DRMW : March 24th, 2011-20:08
Cool offerings for 2011, thanks Art! -MW

He He, Art...

 
 By: amanico : March 25th, 2011-11:01
Finally, you take the cards out of your sleeves, don't you? Senatore ( as we say in Italy ) WT and Sixties Balck Dial for me, this year. Funny how it seems that WT are on the trend lastly: VC, then Breguet, and now G.O. The combination of a WT on a Senato...