Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse

Baselworld 2014…

Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse

The PanoMaticInverse, which celebrates its debut at Baselworld 2014, takes Glashütte Original’s PanoInverse XL (introduced in 2008 with manual wind Cal. 66) forward by introducing an automatic movement, the new GO Calibre 91-02.   The beauty of this watch is derived from its technical aesthetic and the inverse positioning of the components that are normally found on the back of the watch.   The centerpiece is a gorgeous duplex swan-neck fine adjustment sitting above hand-engraved balance cocks, capped off with blued screws and rubies on the rhodium plated three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing — all dial-side.  And, in place of the PanoInverse’s power reserve gauge, is the elegant Panorama Date.

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Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator

Baselworld 2013…

Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator Watches

The new Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator unites the classic regulator display (minute display at center, other indicators positioned as subsidiary) with an officially certified manual winding chronometer movement in manner that epitomizes German watchmaking, at least for me.  The lacquered silver-grainé dial goes perfectly with the blue hands.  That slender, shaped minute hand is particularly elegant.  On the central axis above and below the minute indicator are the subsidiary hour and seconds displays.  Power reserve and date panorama display round it out.  It will be offered in red and white gold, both pictured.
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Glashütte Original Senator Sixties and Sixtes Panorama Date

Baselworld 2013…


Since their debut in 2007 the Sixties models from Glashütte Original have proven very popular, and not only with fans of “vintage” trends.  They are great looking watches.  For 2013 the Saxon watchmaker (A. Lange’s next door neighbor) introduces the Sixties in a nice midnight blue color, with sunburst finish, both for the date (“Panorama Date”) and no-date models.  The Sixties is presented in a 39 mm polished stainless steel case, while the Sixties Panorama Date has a 42 mm case.  The Panorama Date window is on a blue background — a thoughtful details.  However I’ve always found the contrast between the retro numerals on the dial and the standard sans-serif font of the date window to be a bit at odds with each other.  For this reason I strongly prefer the Sixties, sans date.

Glashutte Original Senator Sixties Blue Dial 2013

Glashutte Original Senator Sixties Panorama Date Blue Dial 2013

The watches both have a sapphire display back.  The movements are automatic mechanical, Caliber 39 series. Characteristic  features of Glashütte movement finishing are the bevelled edges, polished steel  components, a swan neck fine adjustment, Glashütte three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing and a skeletonized rotor with oscillating mass in 21-carat gold.   They do a nice job with their movements even for more entry-level production models such as these.