The new PanoMatic Luna from Glashütte Original
The dial of the new PanoMatic Luna combines classic and romantic elements in an elegant ensemble. The hand-crafted mother-of-pearl dial catches the eye immediately, especially the Arabic numerals in different sizes, drawn in a delicate shade of lilac as radiant forms reaching to the edge of the dial. To this end the dial was printed from the back, so that the colour shines through softly and the mother-of-pearl shimmers evenly throughout. At the centre the numerals form a heart, itself framed by nine rod indexes with 18 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial made in the watchmakers’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, is fashioned from the inner layer of sea shells. To protect the razor-thin material from breakage it is mounted on a thin disc of German silver.
The moon phase display owes its striking appearance to its elaborately crafted moon disc, which is also made in Pforzheim. The two silver-coloured moons are first cut out with a milling tool. The surface of the moons is then polished with a diamond milling tool, which gives them a unique brilliance. The special feature of this display, perceptible only upon closer inspection, are the little hearts in the night sky, which playfully take up the symbol of love.
In line with classic Pano style, the hour, minute and small second are positioned off-centre in the left half of the dial, while the moon phase at 2 o’clock and the characteristic Glashuette Original Panorama Date at 4 o’clock adorn the right side. The Arabic numerals too, take up the asymmetric design of the dial and are thus arrayed in different sizes.
The bezel forms a glamorous frame for the stainless steel case and captures everyone’s attention with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds. A matching purple strap in alligator leather takes up the coloured accents from the dial. With its delicate and playful elements this limited-edition PanoMatic Luna represents an elegant and romantic addition to the successful product line. Whether sparkling and set with rubies or radiant in delicate blue mother-of-pearl – all models in the line prove convincing thanks to stylistic elements at once classic and feminine.
The sapphire crystal case back offers a clear view of the manufactory Calibre 90-12 with its highly refined decorative finishes. The duplex swan-neck fine adjustment from Glashütte Original, a signature feature of the brand, along with numerous other traditional elements of Glashütte watchmaking such as the three-quarter plate, blued screws and the characteristic Glashütte decorative finishes, offer further proof of the origin of the watch. The movement has an oscillation frequency of 4 Hz and features a power reserve of 42 hours.
The new PanoMatic Luna is limited to 25 pieces.