Glashütte Original often takes inspiration for the colour of its dials from the natural beauty of the Ore Mountains. This time, the tall fir trees surrounding the manufactory inspired the designers to capture the intense shades of green and to immortalize them on the dial of the new PanoMaticLunar. Working closely with their colleagues in the watchmaker's in-house dial manufactory in Pforzheim, they transformed the brass dial blanks into green masterpieces.
Colour-play in green
The dial of the new Pano model brings a rush of excitement with its deep, rich green hues recalling the coniferous forests surrounding the manufactory. The colour gradient on the hand-crafted dial is particularly eye-catching: starting from an intense dark green in the centre, the colour changes gradually to black at the edges. 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 shimmering lake surrounded by the fascinating 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 wonderful convex form. Their surfaces are then polished with a diamond milling tool, which lends them a unique brilliance. The silver of the star-studded night sky, on the other hand, is the result of an elaborate galvanic procedure.
Impressive design with the Golden Ratio
Thanks to its unmistakable classic design, the most recent edition in the Pano Collection proves convincing at a glance: framed within a polished and satin-brushed stainless-steel case, the dial, with the characteristic off-centre positioning of the displays, is an expression of the Golden Ratio, the legendary law of aesthetic harmony. 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 Intense green of the dial.
The sapphire crystal case back offers a clear view into the heart of the watch, the exquisitely finished Calibre 90-02 manufactory movement. 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 movement, with an oscillating frequency of 4 Hz, features a 42-hour power reserve.
The new timepiece is equipped with a matching brown nubuck leather strap with pin buckle or foldover clasp. The PanoMaticLunar will be available worldwide from all Glashütte Original Boutiques as of June 2020.
About Glashütte Original
Glashütte Original upholds the values of authentic manufactory production and can look back on an uninterrupted history that began in 1845. Located in the Saxon town of Glashütte, the manufactory brings traditional craftsmanship and innovative technologies together under one roof. The tradition-rich brand produces up to 95 % of all movement components as well as the filigree dials in-house and represents the highest levels of German watchmaking art.