With its summer selection, Glashütte Original brings the colour blue into the spotlight: the PanoMaticLunar watch for men unites a rich midnight blue and cool stainless steel in powerful harmony, while the delicate light blue of the PanoMatic Luna lady’s watch radiates a refreshing lightness. And these two blue timekeepers have even more in common. Slim white gold hands trace their paths across asymmetrically designed dials on both models. This characteristic design feature of its Pano models allows the Saxon manufactory to make room for two distinctive complications: the elaborately worked moon phase and the Glashütte Original Panorama Date. The characteristic “big date” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The manufactory presented the mechanism in 1997. Today it adorns numerous models in the collection and has become a signature feature of the brand.
With the PanoMaticLunar Glashütte Original unites characteristic facets of its horological art in an exclusive timepiece. It’s the experienced team at Glashütte Original’s in-house dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany, who determine the perfect shade of blue of this timepiece’s highly refined dial. The desired hue can only be achieved through attentive monitoring of the galvanisation and of a total of 40 precisely defined steps in the manufacturing.
The lack of applied markers and limiting the Roman numerals to just 12:00 and 6:00 is a decision that I appreciated here. The hands are polished white gold and filled with Super-LumiNova too — such as the chronograph seconds hand. Even in daylight, legibility isn’t a problem since the glossy hands contrast well against the dark of the dial. The dial layout may not be to everybody’s liking but overall this is a well-designed, resilient, and mechanically interesting watch. Sure there are different chronographs with in-house motions that cost less, but they don’t really provide the very same things that this really does. The included rubber strap is a nice touch and a indication which Glashütte actually wants you to look at this as a casual watch. The Glashutte Original Watches For Sale Replica Senator Chronograph Panorama Date is now available for $16,400 on a bracelet and $14,600 on a rubber strap or leather strap with contrast stitching. First things first, the Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition watch which you see here isn’t actually a new watch. Glashütte Original really put out a rose gold version in 2012. But that was a limited edition variant of which only 100 pieces were created. On the other hand, this new version, which was announced late last year, will be a standard production model. Therefore, if you missed out on the rose gold variant in 2012, now’s your opportunity to acquire the Senator Moon Stage Skeletonized Edition watch, albeit at another case material.
The design and the characteristic off-centre displays take pride of place with the PanoMaticLunar. The arrangement of the individual displays on the dial is inspired by the golden ratio – the legendary law of aesthetic harmony. With this timepiece the focus is on the Glashütte Original Panorama Date in particular, presented here in white numerals against a blue ground. The characteristic big date has been a distinctive element of the Glashütte Original style for twenty years. It is based on two concentrically arranged discs mounted on the same plane, which allows the two numerals composing the date to be considerably larger than on comparable watches; the absence of the vertical bar dividing the numerals renders the date perfectly legible at a glance. The PanoMatic Lunar combines stainless steel and a dark blue calfskin strap.
The delicate blue mother-of-pearl dial is the product of expert craftsmanship in the watchmaker’s in-house dial manufactory. Mother of pearl is an organic-inorganic composite harvested from the inmost layer of certain mollusc shells. Utmost care must be taken when transforming the fragile material into the razor-thin “face” of an elegant ladies’ watch. To achieve the precise hue desired, the back of the delicate white source material is carefully coated with a layer of lacquer. The dial presents an individual aspect with the mother of pearl’s natural graining, which makes each piece unique.
A total of 83 radiant white brillant-cut diamonds sparkle on the bezel, the dial indexes and winding screw crown. They frame the Glashütte Original Panorama Date as well, which appears in an oval dial window at 4 o’clock. The PanoMatic Luna is enhanced with a light blue Louisiana alligator leather strap.