BASELNEWS 2011Feminine timepiece: Glashütte Original PanoMatic Luna
The moon has always fascinated human beings. The beauty and the changing appearance of that mysterious heavenly body capture our eye, pulling us with an almost hypnotic power. Some people even say that the moon has a very real effect on them, which they can feel physically. Across all cultures and throughout the ages, myths and legends have surrounded the moon and its magic. In modern times it has continued to inspire storytellers, artists, philosophers and filmmakers, including Fritz Lang, the German director whose 1929 movie „Woman in the Moon“ can be considered the first serious science fiction film ever made. One thing is certain: “Luna“ has always lent wings to our imagination.
Inspired by the symbolic use of the moon to represent women, Glashütte Original created the PanoMatic Luna, an elegant and feminine timepiece whose beauty blossoms in the iridescent colours of its mother-of-pearl dial. Available in two versions, the off-centre hour/minute and subsidiary seconds dials are set against a shining white mother-of-pearl or mystic black dial. A bezel set with 64 clear white diamonds frames the dial, and top-class diamonds indicating the hours encircle the hour and minute display. The elegant moon phase display presents a shining silver moon and stars against a fine-grained silver sky. A silver frame distinguishes the characteristic panorama date, and a 3.0mm diamond on the crown provides a perfect final touch.
Inside the polished 39.4 mm stainless steel case ticks the automatic calibre 90-12. The PanoMatic Luna’s sapphire crystal case back reveals the evidence of Glashütte Original’s incomparable standards for the art of making high-end mechanical watches. The duplex swan-neck fine adjustment, developed by Glashütte Original and handcrafted in our manufactory, enables an especially precise regulation of the movement’s beat and rate.
Like all movements from Germany’s mechanical watchmaker par excellence, this perfectly finished calibre also presents traditional elements of Glashütte watchmaking, such as the three-quarter plate, blued screws, and characteristic Glashütte decorations. The PanoMatic Luna models are all available with two alternative straps of Louisiana Alligator or rubber. Both are outfitted with an easy changing system, allowing the owner to wear the watch with either a casual or a more elegant strap.
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