Glashütte Original

31 Baselworld 2017 novelties that really impressed me.

Why 31? That´s the number I counted when finishing my choice and putting the story together.  Please do not expect a product listing of ticking superlatives here or a ranking of the most expensive / crazy watches. What I will show you instead are watches that really impressed me - 31 in total. Either through their good and cool design, technical realization, impeccable quality and/or reasonable price. 

Baselworld 2017: Interview with Thomas Meier, CEO of Glashütte Original

Glashütte Original expanded its "Senator Excellence" collection with a perpetual calendar and presented a very nice new "Senator Chronograph" with blue SuperLuminova on the dial. The brands CEO Thomas Meier talked with me about his novelties and some colourful highlights that are still in the pipeline.

Baselworld 2017: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar

 

The Glashütte Original calibre 36 features a power reserve of up to 100 hours at a frequency of 4 Hertz (28,800 A/h). This high degree of autonomy is achieved with the use of only one spring barrel, developed specifically for this purpose: increased diameter and a smaller barrel arbour made it possible to lengthen the mainspring and sharply increase the number of winding turns.