Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse – 10th Anniversary

Launched in 2008, the PanoInverse by Glashütte Original is a masterpiece horological creation that unveils its inner beauty, presenting the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment as an exceptional element on the dial side of the watch. This collection celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018.

In 2008, the elaborately engraved balance bridge with its fine adjustment mechanism was presented for the first time on the dial side of a watch. This was made possible by the inverse arrangement of components that would normally be visible only through the sapphire crystal case back. The off-centre design of the Pano collection gives well-deserved pride of place to the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment, the manufactory’s own innovation. After all, the device enables exceptionally precise adjustment of the watch’s rate and centering of the oscillation system.

The obvious beauty of this perfectly realised functional element had inspired the engineers and designers to undertake a thorough re-design of the manual winding movement 66: they laid out the movement in such a way as to make the “butterfly”, as the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment is also known, the centre of attention on the dial.

To turn this idea into reality it was necessary to rework the design at a number of places in the movement, and to develop new components and subassemblies. As a result, of these new developments, all three plates, as well as the wheel train assemblies for the movement and power reserve, had to be reworked and adapted to the new configuration.

This impressive back-to-front reversal proved an enormous success – and at Glashütte
Original in the years to follow, the hidden inner beauty of its movements was repeatedly transformed into visible beauty.

The debut versions of the PanoInverse XL in white and rose gold were joined in 2010 by an elegant companion in stainless steel. Its galvanic anthracite three-quarter plate and butterfly bridge served as an especially splendid stage for the filigreed regulation system with its golden screw balance.

A further two models followed, once again after two years, each equipped with a larger, 42- mm case and spacious dials. While the red gold version with blued steel hands was limited to 200 pieces, the PanoInverse in stainless steel with black dial ring, launched in 2012, continues today to offer fascinating views of its 66-06 manual winding movement.

Glashütte Original took the idea even further and in 2014 presented the PanoMaticInverse, whose newly developed 91-02 automatic movement features a 42-hour power reserve. Here, too, a 42-mm case frames the off-centre display of hours, minutes and seconds.

The elegance of the PanoMaticInverse is unmistakable: blued screws and ruby bearings on the rhodium-plated three-quarter plate with Glashütte stripes, blued-steel hands with luminous coating, the elegant Panorama Date and, of course, the perfectly realised duplex swan-neck fine adjustment. The automatic manufactory movement’s screw balance is easily admired as it oscillates beneath the artfully engraved balance bridge, its rhythmic, pulsing movement resembling a beating heart.

Technical details

Model: PanoMaticInverse, Red Gold

Case
Diameter: Ø 42 mm
Height: 12.3 mm
Material: 18 ct red gold
Strap: 21/18 mm
Waterproof up to: 5 bar
Glass: sapphire crystal, on both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: sapphire crystal

Dial
Galvanized rhodium, gold plated appliques
Front view Ø: 36 mm
Hands: stainless steel blued with Super-LumiNova

Strap
Louisiana Alligator nubuk leather strap brown with:-
– Red gold buckle, 18 mm
– Red gold standard fold fastener, 18 mm
– Red gold short fold fastener, 18 mm

Movement
Calibre 91-02
Dimensions: Ø 38.20 mm, height 7.1 mm
Balance: screw balance with 18 weighted screws
Oscillating Frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power reserve: 42 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 49 jewel bearings
Additional details: Automatic movement, off-centre hour/minute/second, second stop, Panorama Date, balance and fine adjustment on the dial side, exquisitely finished movement, beveled edges, polished steel parts, polished/blued screws, skeletonized rotor with 21-ct gold oscillation weight, plate with Glashütte stripe finish, duplex swan-neck fine adjustment

Model: PanoMaticInverse, Stainless Steel (With galvanized rhodium dial with blue appliques)

Case
Diameter: Ø 42 mm
Height: 12.3 mm
Material: stainless steel
Strap: 21/18 mm
Waterproof up to: 5 bar
Glass: sapphire crystal, on both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: sapphire crystal

Dial
Galvanized rhodium with blue appliques
Front view Ø: 36 mm
Hands: stainless steel blued with Super-LumiNova

Strap
Louisiana Alligator leather strap blue with:-
– Stainless steel buckle, 18 mm
– Stainless steel std fold fastener, 18 mm
– Stainless steel short fold fastener, 18 mm
Stainless steel bracelet

Movement
Calibre 91-02
Dimensions: Ø 38.20 mm, height 7.1 mm
Balance: screw balance with 18 weighted screws
Oscillating Frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power reserve: 42 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 49 jewel bearings
Additional details: Automatic movement, off-centre hour/minute/second, second stop, Panorama Date, balance and fine adjustment on the dial side, exquisitely finished movement, beveled edges, polished steel parts, polished/blued screws, skeletonized rotor with 21-ct gold oscillation weight, plate with Glashütte stripe finish, duplex swan-neck fine adjustment

Model: PanoMaticInverse, Stainless Steel (With galvanized black dial with appliques)

Case
Diameter: Ø 42 mm
Height: 12 mm
Material: stainless steel
Strap: 21/18 mm
Waterproof up to: 5 bar
Glass: sapphire crystal, on both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: sapphire crystal

Dial
Galvanized black with appliques
Front view Ø: 36 mm
Hands: partially white gold with SuperLumiNova

Strap
Louisiana Alligator nubuk leather strap grey with:-
– Stainless steel buckle, 18 mm
– Stainless steel fold fastener std., 18 mm
– Stainless steel short fold fastener, 18 mm
Stainless steel bracelet

Movement
Calibre 66-06
Dimensions: Ø 38.30 mm, height 5.95 mm
Balance: screw balance with 18 weighted screws
Oscillating Frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power reserve: 41 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 31 jewel bearings
Additional details: Manual winding, off-centre hour/minute/second, second stop, power reserve, balance and fine adjustment on the dial side, exquisitely finished movement, bevelled edges, polished steel parts, Glashütte three-quarter plate with ribbed finish dial side, plates galvanized black rhodium, duplex swan-neck fine adjustment

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