The new Boutique Edition of the PanoMatic Luna
The most recent version of the PanoMatic Luna ladies' watch lends a truly heavenly dimension to the fine art of watchmaking: a silvery moon appears on a pale blue mother-of-pearl dial, and diamonds sparkle like stars in the sky. The characteristic off-centre hour/minute display, a small seconds and the classic Glashütte Original Panorama Date make checking the time a distinct pleasure.
The dial: A wondrous blue
The iridescent, shimmering blue mother-of-pearl dial on the new PanoMatic Luna is an eye-catching wonder. The product of elaborate manual craftsmanship, it is made by the manufactory's own dialmaker in Pforzheim. Mother of pearl is an organic material harvested from the innermost layer of sea shells. Its fragile nature demands that it be handled with extreme care. In order to achieve precisely the right colour, the back of the delicate white base material is coated with a layer of lacquer. Mother of pearl's naturally textured hues lend the dial additional character and make each watch utterly unique.
The moon phase display: the woman in the moon
People have always been fascinated by the moon. The PanoMatic Luna captures its magic gracefully: the softly curving moon relief appears against a silver-coloured, starry sky. Its elegant curves emerge as the result of careful, skilfully executed diamond milling, which gives it greater visual depth. Traditional and artistic at once, the display at 2 o'clock represents an authentic rarity in a mechanical ladies watch.
The Panorama Date: typical Glashütte Original
The characteristic Panorama Date is one of the unmistakable elements of Glashütte Original style. It is based on two dial discs, mounted concentrically on the same level. In this way the two numerals comprising the date can be presented without the central separation bar typical of common date displays, thus assuring optimal legibility. In harmonic consonance with the PanoMatic Luna's elegant design, the Panorama Date is set within an oval dial window at 4 o'clock.
The finely polished stainless steel case, 39.4 mm in diameter, is framed by 64 radiant white brillant-cut diamonds on the bezel, enhanced by 18 brillant-cut diamonds set on the dial's 9 rod-shaped indexes. The winding crown, too, combines functionality with sparkling beauty: a large, 3 mm brillant-cut diamond makes it even more glamorous. Light is thus captured by 83 brillant-cut diamonds in all, totalling 1.09 carats. The watch is fitted with a pale blue Louisiana alligator leather strap and pin buckle; taking up the colour of the dial, the strap lends a final touch of refined elegance to the ensemble.
Ticking within the PanoMatic Luna is the manufactory's own Calibre 90-12 automatic movement, which can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back offering clear views of the exquisitely decorated mechanical heart of the watch and its treasured duplex swan neck fine adjustment. Numerous traditional elements of Glashütte watchmaking such as the three-quarter plate, blued screws and the characteristic Glashütte decorative finishings, provide further, incontrovertible proof of its origins.
The new pale blue edition of the PanoMatic Luna complements two existing models, one in classic white and the other in darker hues. It forms part of the Saxon Manufactory's exclusive Boutique Collection, and is available exclusively in the watchmaker's own Boutiques around the world.