Glashütte Original - asymmetric fascination

A contemporary classic


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22 February 2013

The PanoMaticLunar by German watchmaker, Glashütte Original, has become a classic, and the 2012 versions confirmed the fascination of both the design and the movement. The Calibre 90-02 is a self-winding 47-jewel mechanical movement with a reserve of 42 hours, which powers a display on the characteristically asymmetric dial. The latest models have a thinner bezel which enhances the deceptive simplicity of the design, with hour-minute dials and subsidiary seconds dial interlocking and shifted left of centre, a large date window at lower right, and phases of the moon at top right. An overall harmony is provided by the case materials, so that in the red gold version, the case, hands, hour indices, and even the moon and stars against the deep blue night sky of the moonphase indicator, are all in rose gold, with warm silver dial.

The piece is also available in two stainless steel versions, one with a silver dial, the other with a grey ruthenium dial. The watch is equally impressive when seen from the back. The narrow bezel gives more space for the sapphire crystal which reveals the classic Glashütte three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing, off-centre skeletonized 21-carat gold rotor, blued screws, and hand-finished balance cock with duplex swan neck fine adjustment.

The watch is completed by an alligator strap, with colour and finish varying according to the model.

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