For Baselworld 2103, Glashütte Original presented the new Senator Tourbillon, a classic but contemporary timepiece which is part of the redesigned Senator line.
The distinctive Panorama Date is presented in white on a dark ground beneath hour 12 while, at six o'clock, the Flying Tourbillon with seconds indicator is the real eye-catcher.
Further developing the traditional tourbillon mechanism, which originally was anchored at both the top and the bottom, Alfred Helwig, one of Germany's most remarkable watchmakers and an instructor at the German School of Watchmaking in Glashütte, in 1920 implemented a cantilevered mechanism anchored on one side only, known as ‘flying’ tourbillon.
The balance, pallet lever, and escape wheel are housed in a cantilevered carriage that turns 360 ° once a minute, thus neutralizing rate deviations of the balance due to gravity.
At the heart of the Senator Tourbillon, revealed through the sapphire crystal case back, is the automatic calibre 94-03 with a power reserve of 48 hours.
The design of this timepiece is completed by a grey Louisiana alligator nubuck leather bracelet with a fold-over clasp in white gold.