30 Aug '16, 1pm

Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Blue Watch: In 2014, we wrote a "hands-on” sponsored post of the then ...

What I’ve found most striking about the Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer models is the texture and finish of the dial. While Glashütte Original is mostly known for the manufacture of their own calibres, the full capabilities of their dial making facility in Pforzheim, Germany, are on display with this piece. To create the Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer dials, the brand uses a vintage technique called l’argenture grainée . At Baselworld this year, Glashütte Original CEO Yann Gamard described the dial process as requiring 70 steps! An arduous task for the craftsman, as imperfections caused at the beginning of the process are often only revealed upon nearing the completion of the dial. The highlights of the process are that the surface of the brass dial is media blasted with a mixture of water, chalk, and wood. Then a powder and water paste is applied by hand to...

Full article: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/glashutte-original-senator-ch...

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