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Skeletonization is a long established tradition in Glashütte, now the Saxony based manufactory Glasshutte Original has created the beautiful Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition.

This latest work features the firm’s own Calibre 49-18, complete with intricate mechanics and artfully executed engravings.

The elegant two-hand model comes in a highly polished 42mm red gold case which frames the skeletonized manual winding movement with its 40 hour power reserve drawing the eye to the refinement of the timepiece. The galvanized silver, skeletonized dial is decoratively enhanced by a black railroad minute ring and finely executed Roman numerals. Blued hour and minute hands indicate the time of day.

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The precise skeletonization of the Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition reveals the beauty of the manufactory Calibre 49-18. The filigreed workmanship is protected on the dial side by a sapphire crystal, which is anti-reflective on both sides, and by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal fitted to the case back, which gives the wearer an exceptional view of the movement’s elaborately finished components and engravings.

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Hallmark characteristics of Glashütte watchmaking are all present in the watch including the winding wheels with double-sunburst decoration, screw-mounted gold chatons with blued screws, hand-engraved plates and the lavishly finished swan-neck fine adjustment. An elaborate process allows the gold engraved lettering and movement numbers to appear in distinct contrast to the rhodium plated movement.

The Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition comes on a matt black Louisiana alligator leather strap with fold-over clasp in red gold, and is presented in a dark brown wooden case.

Visit the Glasshutte Original website
 

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I can't decide if it is really gaudy, or absolutely stunning. I'll go with stunning for now.
 

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I appreciate all the hard work and craftsmanship that has gone into this watch, I really do. And Glashutte Original is one of my favourite brands.

But I really don't like it, like the previous poster said, Gaudy. Maybe I'm just boring, but I like my watches to be practical
 

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This is a beautiful skeleton watch, although it feels more French than German in terms of its aesthetic.
 

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I'm a huge GO fan, and there's nothing wrong with this watch, but it fails to capture that GO look for me. I think they should have done something more focused and tried to incorporate more of their unique GOness into it.
 

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I'm not a big skeleton fan, but GO has brought a real sense of art to this one. Would I buy it? I doubt it... but I certainly can appreciate the artistry.
 
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