Glashütte Original launches two new watches inspired by the moon
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.