Celebrating love, this Valentine’s Day special edition watch from German brand Glashütte Original features an eye-catching mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by an array of 64 brilliant cut diamonds set on the bezel. This timepiece for women is limited to 25 pieces.
The dial of the new PanoMatic Luna watch combines classic and romantic elements in an elegant ensemble. The hand-crafted mother-of-pearl dial catches the eye immediately, especially the Arabic numerals in different sizes, drawn in a delicate shade of lilac as radiant forms reaching to the edge of the dial. To this end the dial was printed from the back, so that the colour shines through softly and the mother-of-pearl shimmers evenly throughout. At the centre the numerals form a heart, itself framed by nine rod indexes with 18 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The dial, made in the manufacture’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, is fashioned from the inner layer of sea shells. To protect the razor-thin material from breakage it is mounted on a thin disc of German silver.
The moon phase display owes its striking appearance to its elaborately crafted moon disc, which is also made in Pforzheim. The two silver-coloured moons are first cut out with a milling tool. The surface of the moons is then polished with a diamond milling tool, which gives them a unique brilliance. The special feature of this display, perceptible only upon closer inspection, are the little hearts in the night sky, which playfully take up the symbol of love.
In line with classic Pano style, the hour, minute and small second are positioned off centre in the left half of the dial, while the moon-phase at 2 o’clock and the characteristic Glashütte Original Panorama Date adorn the right side. The Arabic numerals too, take up the asymmetric design of the dial and are thus arrayed in different sizes.
The bezel forms a glamorous frame for the stainless steel case with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds. A matching purple strap in alligator leather takes up the coloured accents from the dial. With its delicate and playful elements this limited-edition PanoMatic Luna represents an elegant and romantic addition to the successful product line. Whether sparkling and set with rubies or radiant in delicate blue mother-of-pearl all models in the line prove convincing thanks to stylistic elements at once classic and feminine.
The sapphire crystal case back offers a clear view of the manufactory Calibre 90-12 with its highly refined decorative finishes. The duplex swan-neck fine adjustment from Glashütte Original, a signature feature of the brand, along with numerous other traditional elements of Glashütte watchmaking such as the three-quarter plate, blued screws and the characteristic Glashütte decorative finishes, offer further proof of the origin of the watch. The movement has an oscillation frequency of 4 Hz and features a power reserve of 42 hours.
Model name: PanoMatic Luna
Launch year: 2020
Edition: 25 pieces
1-90-12-06-12-01 (with pin buckle)
Calibre 90-12 automatic movement, refined decorative finishes
Power reserve: 42 hours (± 5 %)
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Dimensions: Ø 32.6 mm, height 7 mm
Balance: screw balance with 18 weighted screws
Balance spring: Anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 47 jewel bearings
Additional details: exquisitely finished movement, bevelled 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
Off-centre hours, minutes, small seconds, Panorama Date, moon phase display, second stop
Polished stainless steel, front and back glass in sapphire crystal, water resistant to 3 bar
Bezel: Set with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds
Dimensions: Diameter: 39.4 mm, height: 12.0 mm
White mother-of-pearl, printed in lilac
Purple Louisiana alligator leather strap with pin buckle