Dual time watches, along with alarm timepieces, rarely get the respect they deserve. They are typically regarded as undemanding complications, even if they are complex and clever. That contrasts with say, a tourbillon, which is often venerated, sometimes mistakenly. And so it will be for the Glashutte Original Mens replica watch, a smart and solid travel watch.
Local time is shown on the main hands of the Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite replica watch, while home time is indicated on the sub-dial at 12 o’clock with the small round aperture showing day or nighttime. The Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite replica watch crown at two o’clock moves both sets of hands, while the one at four o’clock only adjusts the local time hands. First you synchronise both sets of hands, and then set both times with the crown at two o’clock. And then local time is separately set with the crown at four o’clock. Lastly, the city corresponding to the local time zone is set using the crown at eight. Once that’s done, local time can be adjusted via the crown at four o’clock anytime a time zone is crossed.
How it looks Unlike the recent groovy Sixties Iconic Collection, the look of the Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite replica watch is conservative, though that’s mitigated by its large size. Legibility is excellent, another benefit of its size, except the dial is devoid of any luminous material. It won’t be much help in a pitch dark hotel room.
In the light, however, the Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite replica watch does look and feel well made. The dial is obviously expensively done. It has a fine, grained finish, with all the markings – hour numerals, minute tracks, sub-dials et al – being engraved and then filled with black lacquer. While also well made, the case is straightforward, with a combination of brushed and polished surfaces, but nothing exceptionally complex.
How it feels At 44 mm in diameter and 14 mm high, and being in gold, the Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite replica watch is big and heavy. While that reinforces the feel of quality, and this is a high quality watch, it is large for a travel watch. Sizeable watches tend to knock into things, especially the seatbelt buckle of an airplane seat, something especially brutal to watches.