German watch maker Glashütte Original introduces their latest timepiece PanoMaticInverse, an exceptional mechanical timepiece which reveals the splendour of its automatic movement by making the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment visible from the dial side.
Introduced to great success in 2008, the PanoInverse was the first of the Saxon watchmaker’s timepieces to reveal its inner beauty, presenting this very special form of fine adjustment on the face of the watch. This was made possible by the inverse positioning of the components that are normally visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal. To achieve this it was necessary to refine many of the movement components and to further develop individual components and subgroups, which led to a completely new design of the manual winding Calibre 66.
The PanoMaticInverse, a Baselworld 2014 novelty, takes this idea further and is presented here with the new Calibre 91-02, a precise automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve. A 42 mm case frames the hour, minute and second displays along with the Panorama Date display, a signature feature of Glashütte Original. With its automatic winding and easily readable date display, this timepiece combines unusual design, technical sophistication and sensible functionality, making it a comfortable and stylish daily companion.
There is no mistaking the elegance of the PanoMaticInverse– blued screws and rubies on the rhodium plated three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing, blued hands with super-luminova highlights, the elegant Panorama Date and, of course, the perfectly realised duplex swan-neck fine adjustment. Beneath the artfully engraved balance bridge of this manufactory–designed and crafted automatic movement the screw balance oscillates freely, its pulsing, rhythmic movement resembling a beating heart.
The back side of the movement, visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal, shows the skeletonised central rotor, fitted with a 21-carat gold oscillating mass, as well as the rotor track, complete with decorative finishing. One can also admire the characteristic Glashütte ribbing, a number of rubies, and the two-tone engravings on the wheel bridge.
The asymmetric design of the watch face grants a generous amount of space to the duplex swanneck fine adjustment and corresponds to the off-centre dial design characteristic of the Pano line from Glashütte Original.
The exceptional PanoMaticInverse is available in two versions: one presents a satin brushed and polished red gold case with gold appliques. The Louisiana Alligator nubuck leather strap features a colour-matched warm brown tone and fits comfortably on the wrist. A second, striking version presents a coolly shimmering, satin brushed and polished stainless steel case, blue appliques and a suitably complementary strap in dark blue Louisiana Alligator. Both models are fitted with a foldover clasp in red gold or stainless steel, depending on the model.