Lu­nar in­spi­ra­tion

Glashütte Orig­i­nal launches two new watches in­spired by the moon

Virtuozity - - Watch News -

The watc hmak­ers at Glashütte Orig­i­nal have been in­spired by the phe­nom­e­non of the lu­nar cy­cles, and have cre­ated two mod­els in com­mem­o­rat­ing the im­por­tant role of the moon: the Panomat­i­clu­nar for men and the Panomatic Luna for women.

On the Panomat­i­clu­nar the moon can be seen as clearly as on a star-bright night. The off-cen­tre ar­range­ment of hour and minute hands and the small sec­onds dis­play char­ac­terises the model as a typ­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Pano line. The elab­o­rately formed di­als that first catch the eye: they are made with great care in the firm’s own dial man­u­fac­tory in Pforzheim, Ger­many.

Fol­low­ing the re­launch of the Pano line de­sign in 2012 with clas­sic ver­sions in stain­less steel and matte black or sil­ver-coloured di­als and one fea­tur­ing a red gold case and sil­ver-coloured dial, 2015 brings colour to the wrist with two new mod­els: the moon phase com­pli­ca­tion is staged anew with a pol­ished red gold version fea­tur­ing an el­e­gant matte black dial, and a dark blue version with a pol­ished/satin-brushed stain­less steel case. De­pend­ing on the case ma­te­rial, the moon and stars are off­set in sil­ver or gold by dark blue or sil­ver night skies.

The Panomat­i­clu­nar are pow­ered by the Cal­i­bre 90-02, an au­to­matic me­chan­i­cal move­ment with a 42-hour power re­serve. Through the sap­phire crys­tal case back one can ad­mire the finely worked move­ment pre­sent­ing typ­i­cal Glashütte fea­tures such as the three-quar­ter plate with striped fin­ish, off-cen­tre ro­tor, blued screws and hand-en­graved bal­ance bridge with du­plex swan­neck fine ad­just­ment.

The Panomatic Luna, mean­while, takes up the fem­i­nine fas­ci­na­tion of the moon. The iri­des­cent shim­mer of mother-of-pearl lends this line its face. In th­ese Pano-line mod­els too, the time dis­play shifts to the left side of the dial, while the ad­di­tional com­pli­ca­tions – moon phase and Panorama Date – ap­pear con­fi­dently on the right half: here a sil­ver­coloured moon rises against a finely grained sil­ver fir­ma­ment. One may choose be­tween two dial vari­a­tions white mother-of-pearl or dark Tahiti mother-of-pearl. Sixty-four bril­lant-cut di­a­monds grace the bezel and rod-shaped bril­lant-cut in­dexes en­sure that one en­joys truly glam­orous hours.

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