The PanoInverse XL was first introduced in 2008, which featured a unique off-centered dial design that allows the connoisseur to admire the inner beauty of the movement part from front side of the timepiece. This year, Glashütte Original offers new variations of this model featuring enhanced case and expansive dial to present the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment in a distinctly modern and contemporary manner. The red gold version of PanoInverse XL will be available, limited to 200 pieces worldwide. The existing stainless steel version is now outfitted with a 42 mm polished and satin-brushed case.
The beautiful PanoInverse XL models feature- screw-mounted gold chatons, each fixed with three white screws to the three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing; applied Arabic numerals, indexes and hands; an elegant power reserve indicator and, above all, the exceptional duplex swan-neck fine adjustment. The galvanized silver fine adjustment is mounted on a balance bridge finished with galvanic white engraving, and the regular oscillation of the screw balance beneath offers a fascinating glimpse of the beauty of motion at the heart of the Glashütte Original Caliber 66-04 movement.
The off-center design of the PanoInverse XL gives the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment pride of place on the dial, allowing the connoisseur to admire the component, which enables an extraordinarily precise adjustment of the movement’s beat and rate, from close range. It was the evident beauty of this perfectly finished functional element that inspired the watchmakers to redesign the movement in such a way as to place ‘the butterfly’- as the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment is sometimes called – at the centre of attention on the dial.
The revelation of inner beauty results from the inversion of elements normally visible only through a sapphire crystal case back. This ambitious undertaking required the creation of new components and a substantial reworking of existing components and subgroups. All three plates and the wheel-pinion subgroups for the movement and power reserve were reworked to fit the new design.
The new models of the PanoInverse XL are each fitted with a perfectly matching strap: While the red gold version comes with a brown Louisiana Alligator skin strap, the stainless steel version is equipped with a grey Nubuk Louisiana-Alligator skin strap.