Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer. Which one?

Sep 03, 2020,08:39 AM

The big question... There are four white gold versions which have their own charm and interest. 

The Regulator:

Side by side with the white gold " normal ":

The White Gold Blue:

Or the last one, the white gold Limited Edition from this year, with its special dial and finished movement:

For the beauty of the movement, I would say the LE, for the rest, I don't know. Each of them has its charm... 

What do you think? 



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The regulator for me. More unusual, balances the big date really well.

 By: als1678 : September 3rd, 2020-08:48
In rose gold because I think it fits the nostalgia of a chronometer better than white gold ... But both are great and I understand the stealth appeal. ...  

Apropos „nostalgia“

 By: stromer : September 3rd, 2020-09:27
I am the happy owner if GUB (Glashütte) Ship Chronometer. It came with its most recent test and re-calibration statement from the calibration authority of the German Democratic Republic. That document dates to March 1990. So while the Warshaw pact had bro... 

Thank you for sharing that story! I think it tells you that GDR or not, Germany was Germany ...

 By: als1678 : September 3rd, 2020-09:59
Thinking of those days, I am reminded of the biography of Walter Lange where he talks about the registration of the new A. Lange & Sohnne which was supposed to happen on a specific day to mark an anniversary of the original company. But they didn't realiz... 

Most likely this year’s LE.

 By: stromer : September 3rd, 2020-09:19
Because it is most faithful to the original Marine Chronometers. But I did not have the chance to see it in the metal so far. The Red Gold version is very fine and receives a lot of charm from the warm color of the metal. Also the red gold color is closes... 

If the limited edition came without a date I would have agreed with you ...

 By: als1678 : September 3rd, 2020-10:09
Then it would have been the most pure expression. But a date does not belong to a true chronometer. Unless maybe it is part of a very precise perpetual calendar ...

+1! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 3rd, 2020-10:41

You have a point about the date.

 By: stromer : September 3rd, 2020-13:35
It is not part of a ship chronometer. A topic that I considered for a while when the watch came out in 2009. I got to terms with it because the panorama date is _the_ signature detail of G.O. and an important part of their DNA. Furthermore Ingot the feeli... 

Yes makes sense, I was mainly trying to say if you allow the date, might as well tolerate the regulator ...

 By: als1678 : September 3rd, 2020-14:52
There is the Humboldt pocket watch which Lange uses to give their regulators a historical context. Ultimately of course a personal choice.

The Regulator is so cool, here is my (teaser) review of it

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : September 3rd, 2020-09:31
After 2 weeks of this nice acquaintance, I have reluctantly sent this beauty back. The Glashütte Original chronometer is a watch that really smile at me. When I saw it for the first time in 2009 I was in love. This unique model have have a separate hour d...  

I’m with you

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 3rd, 2020-09:48
LE for me. Followed by blue dial...

LE for me please. [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : September 3rd, 2020-10:05

The LE looks to be the most compelling

 By: Brandon Skinner : September 3rd, 2020-11:50
followed by the Blue

Cannot be flatter than the white one... 😉 And the deep structure has its own charme - for me…

 By: MCG (Markus) : September 4th, 2020-15:05
Personally I do not like Regulators in particular… 🤷🏼‍♂️

I don‘t know what you mean? 🤷‍♂️

 By: MCG (Markus) : September 5th, 2020-06:18
At the end it‘s also personal taste. For me this blue dial is simply stunning, extraordinary and worlds apart from the usual stuff. The date window in the same tone is a masterpiece in itself!

Limited Edition! But they are all superb.

 By: hmd4m : September 3rd, 2020-14:27
I know what you mean about the date on the LE. But it does balance out the Glashutte label at 9 o’clock. And the date display by GO is the best imo. Thank you for sharing!

I can answer w/ words or hopefully show you in the coming days.

 By: MichaelC : September 3rd, 2020-14:40
I'm certain you know my choice

LE? [nt]

 By: amanico : September 3rd, 2020-15:07

Indeed. My 2nd choice is not pictured...

 By: MichaelC : September 3rd, 2020-15:10
It is the regular white gold model w/ normal bezel. I have seen the blue dial in person several times and despite wanting to love it, I don't. Not exactly sure if it is the particular shade or not.

White gold normal for me

 By: dnlmpg : September 3rd, 2020-20:09
First and foremost, the GO Chronometer's hands HAVE to be blue - this rules out blue dial. The Regulator although intriguing just doesn't really work for the Chronometer for three reasons. 1) THE focal point of the Chronometer is in my opinion its lovely ... 

Not sure which I like best, but the bottom picture

 By: darrony : September 3rd, 2020-23:01
Highlights the in-plane pano date of the two digits beat! My vote is for the regulator

WG Regulator for me

 By: donizetti : September 3rd, 2020-23:27
That watch has been on my wish list for a while. Best Andreas