Basel, Switzerland — Glashütte introduced a new timepiece this year in its Senator series: the Senator Diary.
Though it has a simple and clean dial, the complex movement beneath features a first-of-its-kind alarm complication. It is the only alarm watch in which the alarm can be set 31 days in advance, via a subdial that displays an alarm calendar.
Demonstrated for Elite Traveler during Baselworld, a push-piece activates and deactivates the alarm function, as well as controls the date and hour settings. The timepiece features three barrels, one to power the alarm function and two to power the movement, so neither will interfere with the other. Made with over 600 parts, the watch is available in stainless steel (approximately $18,100) or rose gold (approximately $30,000) and will be a limited production.