I made up my mind recently that I was going to reduce the numbers a bit (especially after a bit of a splurge on camera gear) and this week I sold three very nice watches. I decided to console myself by having a browse at some watch porn on the net, though, and inadvertently stumbled across something rather beautiful.
The Glashutte Original Senator Automatic was discontinued a couple of years ago, and is an absolutely gorgeous, very simple (two-handed) classic dress watch; however, at 40mm it has a fantastic wrist presence. It’s powered by one of GO’s best movements ever, the 100 series, and in this particular variant it happens to be the 100-08. Automatic, 32 jewels, 55 hour power reserve, swan neck regulator and the usual impeccable standard of finish in terms of bevelled edges, polishing and sunburst decoration. In the usual GO style, the rotor is skeletonised and has a 21kt gold oscillation weight. The finish on dial, hands and case is also faultless, and to top it off the strap fitting is a touch of genius, wrapping around the case with absolutely perfect proportions.
I wasn’t looking to buy another watch right now, but with the Cartier leaving the stable I was in need of a simple dress watch with no complications whatsoever. I think this fits the bill.