By Jovan Krstevski
The new PanoMaticInverse reveals the elegancy of its automatic movement by making the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment visible from the dial side, allowing this exceptional achievement of the art of engineering.
Introduced back in 2008, the PanoInverse was the first of the Saxon watchmaker’s timepieces to reveal its inner beauty, presenting this very special form of fine adjustment on the face of the watch. This was made possible by the inverse positioning of the components that are normally visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal. To achieve this it was necessary to refine many of the movement components and to further develop individual components, which led to a completely new design of the manual winding Calibre 66.
The PanoMaticInverse, which celebrates its debut at Baselworld 2014, takes this idea further and is presented here with the new Calibre 91-02, a automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve. A 42 mm case frames the hour, minute and second displays along with the Panorama Date display, a signature feature of Glashütte Original.
There is no mistaking the elegance of the PanoMaticInverse – heat-blued screws and rubies on the rhodium plated silver three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing, heat-blued hands with super-luminova inserts, the elegant Panorama Date and, of course, the refined duplex swan-neck fine adjustment
The back side of the movement, visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal, shows the skeletonised rotor, fitted with a 21K gold oscillating mass, as well as the rotor track, complete with decorative finishing.
The case is satin brushed and polished red gold or stainless steel. The red gold version features gold applied hour markers, and the stainless steel version features heat-blued steel hour markers. The PanoMaticInverse comes on a Lousianna alligator leather strap that is closed with a folding clasp in matching metal. glashuette-original.com
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!