I believe I have found a perfect timepiece.

Sep 05, 2020,11:40 AM

Ridiculous praise, I know, and ordinarily I wait a few weeks to share a new acquisition.  But I have no doubt from the moment I cracked the lid.

My first quick impressions are:

1. The dial is much more silver color than standard white gold Senator Chronometer dial.  Coupled with the brushed case walls, this timepiece is matte in appearance.  Unbelievable.  I will take photos to try and capture it, but it needs to be seen live.

2. I grossly underestimated how beautiful the movement is with the rose gold plating.

3. The bezel is sublime.  Makes the watch look larger, but the concave shape and subtle knurled edge are exquisite.  The profile of the watch is... perfect.

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I hope it is ok with the not solid backcase. 😂😂😂

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : September 5th, 2020-11:43
Congrats my friend to a awesome watch.

Am I correct: the minute hand is truely twisted? Not only cut out like with standard models?

 By: COUNT DE MONET : September 5th, 2020-12:09
On Michael's picture it looks like twisted.

I think it is flat

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-14:16
It does look twisted in the photo, that would have been a nice added touch.

ROASTED. You got me, and deservedly so.

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-12:12
My first "high end" watch was a Panerai in 2001. I collected the brand for years before exploring others. Most all of them had solid backs. When the 372 came out, I loved it, and immediately bought one from the boutique at full retail. For me, that one be... 


 By: Passionata_george : September 5th, 2020-11:51
One time we all find our grail!🥂

I owned the original version for many years. In fact, I had one of the first US deliveries in 2009.

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-12:22
I have always been a huge fan of the design. This new version happens to add some things the original version does not have, and I like them.


 By: jleno : September 5th, 2020-11:52
A gorgeous GO, and that movement looks amazing!

Bravo! 👏👏👏 A great collector's piece. Very happy for you.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : September 5th, 2020-12:07
A wrist shot is missing 😉

Thank you my Friend. I can fix this quickly...

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-12:33
Here is a sneak peek at the super profile: ...  

OOF! Looks even better on your wrist 👍 [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 5th, 2020-12:37

Thanks again, dear Count. [nt]

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-14:20

Fantastic watch! [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : September 5th, 2020-12:19

The date looks like it belongs.

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-14:18
Would it be awesome without? I'm sure it would. But it has never bothered me on this model. I consider it a modern chronometer, set in a precious metal case after all.

Nope, the date doesn't bother me either. [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 5th, 2020-15:18

I am very lucky to have similar feelings for a few others.

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-14:19
"Keepers", as we say

Congrats. Amazing piece and a classic for sure [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 5th, 2020-13:55

Thank you :-) [nt]

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-14:19

It was a victim of downsizing.

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-19:39
I mostly regretted it, but feel I have more than righted that now Wait until you see the LE live, I feel I know your tastes well enough that it would be your choice.

Definitely curved surfaces on the hands, NOT flat

 By: cazalea : September 5th, 2020-15:56
at least on my version of the watch. Congratulations! Cazalea ...  

Talking about the minute hand, Mike. Curved, yes of course, mine too.

 By: MichaelC : September 5th, 2020-19:41
But twisted? No. Beautiful as they are though.

You certainly get a complete package watch w/ any Senator Chronometer.

 By: MichaelC : September 6th, 2020-06:24
You can feel the quality just holding one. It's a delight to wear.

It's breaking in already. A bit stiff out of the box...

 By: MichaelC : September 6th, 2020-18:14
But no different than others. It's pliable and just needs a few more days to mold to my wrist. The attachment to the case is a standard springbar. I think the blue dial is the same. My original Chronometer had the well engineered structural strap, which i... 

Ok thanks. I cannot stop looking at your picture of this watch on your wrist. The limited edition truly has something special compared to ....

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 7th, 2020-04:59
...the original which was already amazing in its own rights! Enjoy it and congrats again on getting one of the 25 units!


 By: Jari from Finland : September 8th, 2020-00:28
Very nice watch.

Thanks, Jari. I'm blown away by how the changes enhance this watch for me.

 By: MichaelC : September 8th, 2020-07:25
It feels very different than the standard one I had, and in a great way

Thank you, I also like 7. Rather cool that Glashutte numbered the dial, case, and movement.

 By: MichaelC : September 8th, 2020-17:51
No mixing up these parts during future service needs!