The Art of the Chronograph Exhibition Featuring German Watchmaking Giant Glashütter Original

Glashütte Original in Hong Kong collaborates with the Elegant Watch and Jewellery Company to host the Art of the Chronograph Exhibition that presents the German watch manufacturer’s heritage in chronograph development since the 19th century.

The timeless exhibits include a range of chronographs that were during different periods: a rare pocket chronograph, made by one of the Glashütte’s watchmaking pioneers, Julius Assmann at around 1890; a chronograph that was manufactured by VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe between 1955 -1961; and even the PanoRetroGraph, the world’s first mechanical chronograph with a countdown function and triple repetition chime, which was voted “Watch of the Year” in 2001.

Moreover, in addition to the selection of historical chronographs, Glashütte Original also unveils, for the first time in Hong Kong, two new chronographs – the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. Both watches feature the new calibre 37 column wheel chronograph movement, which is the first calibre the German manufactory has conceived and built specifically as a chronograph movement.

The Senator Chronograph Panorama

The elegant Senator Chronograph Panorama Date underlines the signature symmetrical harmony of the manufactory’s classic yet contemporary Senator line. All hands are in blued steel, the dial is framed by a slim, elegant bezel and the case is made of satin brushed and polished platinum or red gold.

The Sporty Seventies Chronograph Panorama 

The sporty Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date features a polished, soft-cornered square bezel and satin brushed case in stainless steel that underscores the distinctive, vintage Seventies look and feel. Its three dial versions present refined variations of understated elegance in galvanized blue, ruthenium or silver with sunburst finished surfaces.

Art of the Chronograph Exhibition

The Art of the Chronograph Exhibition is on display at the Elegant Jewellery & Watch Company’s boutique in the ifc mall in Central, Hong Kong, until September 30. Connoisseurs and watch enthusiasts are cordially invited to stop by and discover the German art of chronograph manufacturing at its best.

[toggler title=”Date” ]1st – 30th September 2014[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Venue” ]Elegant Jewellery & Watch Company, Shop 1009, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong[/toggler]


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