BASELNEWS 2010GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL PanoInverse XL: A Revelation of Inner Beauty
It’s the heart of haute horlogerie. It’s tangible intelligence, quintessential ingenuity. There’s simply no denying it, the movement is the thing. A thing of beauty. The PanoInverse XL from Glashütte Original reveals the inner beauty of the mechanical movement at its heart by lifting an extraordinary element from the hidden interior to the visible surface of the watch. Inner beauty becomes outer beauty.
The galvanized silver fine adjustment is mounted on a black balance bridge finished with galvanic white engraving, and the regular oscillation of the screw balance beneath offers a fascinating glimpse of the beauty of motion at the heart of the Glashütte Original Caliber 66-04 movement.
The off-center positioning of the PanoInverse XL dial gives the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment pride of place, allowing the connoisseur of fine mechanical watches to examine the element, which enables an extraordinarily precise adjustment of the movement’s beat and rate. It was the evident beauty of this perfectly finished functional element that inspired the watchmakers to redesign the movement in such a way as to place ‘the butterfly’ - as the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment is sometimes called - at the center of attention on the dial.
The revelation of inner beauty results from the inversion of elements normally visible only through a sapphire crystal case back. This ambitious undertaking required the creation of new components and a substantial reworking of existing components and subgroups. All three plates and the wheel-pinion subgroups for the movement and power reserve were reworked to fit new proportions. The exceptional PanoInverse XL is available in a polished stainless steel case with a matching black Louisiana alligator skin strap.