Glashütte Original: PanoMaticLunar Forest Green5 May 2020
Glashütte Original often takes inspiration for the colour of its dials from the natural beauty of the Ore Mountains. This time, the dial of the new PanoMaticLunar brings a rush of excitement with its deep, rich green hues recalling the coniferous forests surrounding the manufactory.
The experts responsible for this impressive range of different shades work in Glashütte Original’s in-house dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany. After they have first given the dial a coat of galvanic nickel, the outer edge is carefully sprayed with black lacquer to produce the special dégradé effect. The entire surface is then coated with transparent green lacquer. The result of this hand-crafted, highly detailed work is a special colour gradient that renders each dial unique.
The silver-coloured moon of the moon phase display is reminiscent of a lake surrounded by the green of the dial. The complex crafting of the moon disc is also undertaken in Pforzheim. As a first step, a milling tool is used to cut out two moons, giving them their convex form. Their surfaces are then polished with a diamond milling tool, which lends them a unique brilliance. The silver of the star-studded sky, on the other hand, is the result of an elaborate galvanic procedure.
The latest version of the Pano collection comes in a 40mm polished and satin-brushed steel case and a green dial with dégradé effect and appliques characterized by off-centred indications.
The auxiliary dials for hours and minutes and for the small seconds are placed along a vertical axis within the left half of the dial, while the Panorama Date appears at 4 o‘clock. The white gold hands with Super-LumiNova inlays form a sparkling contrast to the green of the dial.
The sapphire crystal case back offers a clear view of the in-house Calibre 90-02 with 42 hours of power reserve. Glashütte Original’s signature duplex swan-neck fine adjustment along with numerous other elements of traditional Glashütte watchmaking, such as the three- quarter plate, blued screws, screw-mounted gold chatons and the characteristic Glashütte decorative finishes, provide additional, incontrovertible evidence of their origin.
The new Pano is equipped with a matching brown nubuck leather strap with pin buckle or foldover clasp. Also available with steel bracelet. The PanoMaticLunar will be available from June 2020 at the price of € 9.800.