Christmas magic and brilliant masterpieces
Two fine works of art from Glashütte Original bring time for reflection
As the dusk of winter falls, nature is wrapped in deepening silence. Christmas markets shine with a mysterious light and the fragrance of sweet pastries and traditional Christmas cakes drifts through the air. Typical wooden handicrafts appear in windows and on Christmas trees, and not just here in Saxony, but all over the world. It’s Christmas – time for quiet hours with the family, and time to exchange gifts. Glashütte Original lends these moments special brilliance with two unique timepieces bearing the magic of Christmas and traditional craftsmanship – the blue PanoMaticLunar in a red gold case, and the sparkling, bicolour Lady Serenade set with brillant-cut diamonds.
In times of gold
The new PanoMaticLunar in particular, which combines traditional craftsmanship and unmistakable design in splendid fashion, appears in festive radiance. The polished and satin-brushed red gold case gently frames a hand-crafted, dark blue dial. The individual displays are arranged off-centre on the dial, in accordance with the Golden Ratio – the legendary law of aesthetic harmony. The auxiliary hours/minutes and small seconds dials are placed along a vertical axis within the left side of the dial, while the characteristic Panorama Date, its white numerals set against a blue ground, is accompanied by the moon phase on the right. The hour and minute hands set golden accents, their luminous inlays ensuring clear legibility under all lighting conditions. The exquisite moon phase display returns to the magic of Christmas, evoking the starry sky of a clear winter night: the elaborately crafted moon disc presents golden stars ablaze in a silver sky.
The PanoMaticLunar is powered by the 90-02 automatic movement. The sapphire crystal case back offers a clear view of the finely finished movement with its traditional elements of the Glashütte art of watchmaking, including the hand-engraved balance cock, screw-mounted gold chatons, blued screws, the three-quarter plate with stripe finish, and the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment, developed by Glashütte Original.
The glow of lights at Christmas time is reflected especially in the Lady Serenade’s 52 sparkling brillant-cut diamonds and golden accents. The hand-crafted, snow-white mother-of-pearl dial, whose iridescent shimmer and natural grain make each dial unique, is set gracefully in the central section of the stainless steel case. The rose gold bezel and crown take up the golden hues, which appear as well in the elegantly curved Roman numerals marking the hours, in the gold-plated filigreed index appliques, and in the gentle curves of the hour, minute and seconds hands.
Beating in the heart of the Lady Serenade is the 39-22 automatic movement. Thanks to its second-stop function, the time can be set with exceptional precision. The movement’s complex mechanisms and elaborate decorations are evidence of excellent manufactory labour and authentic craftsmanship, and can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back: the refined stripe finish on the Glashütte three-quarter plate and skeletonized rotor, the beveled edges and polished steel parts. A glance at the movement also reveals another feature of the Glashütte art of watchmaking: the swan-neck fine adjustment, whose graceful curves honour its charming name, serves to fine-tune the rate. The feminine timepiece is rounded off perfectly by a cream-coloured Louisiana alligator leather strap.
The PanoMaticLunar in fine red gold and the sparkling Lady Serenade make every moment more beautiful – during the weeks before Christmas, under the Christmas tree and for a lifetime. Both models are available at all Glashütte Original boutiques and from selected retailers worldwide.