A number of models in Glashütte Original’s Pano line were presented at Baselworld 2012 in a contemporary reinterpretation that saw a larger cylindrical case and enhanced dial visuals framed by a slim, elegant bezel. For 2013 GO builds on the contemporary look with the PanoLunarTourbillon, in a 40mm red gold case and a warm silver dial. The characteristic asymmetric design of the Pano timepieces puts the large hour/minute dial positioned to the left of centre, in alignment with the Flying Tourbillon that is centered at seven. This is one of two tourbillons that GO will present for 2013.
Date display is situated lower right (background matched to the dial, +1 GO), and in the upper right, the moon phase display shows a golden moon and shimmering stars against a dark blue night sky. Interestingly, GO notes that the placement of the dials has been determined in accordance with the divine proportion, otherwise known as the golden ratio, the legendary law of aesthetic harmony that has fascinated artists, musicians and architects throughout history.
The PanoLunarTourbillon is powered by the new manufacture Caliber 93-02, an automatic mechanical movement.
Did You Know?
The Flying Tourbillon was developed in 1920 by the master craftsman Alfred Helwig, one of Germany’s most remarkable watchmakers and instructor, who taught at the German School of Watchmaking beginning with the year 1913. The traditional tourbillon mechanism, designed to counter the effect of gravity on rate precision, is anchored at both the top and the bottom. Alfred Helwig’s version implemented a cantilevered mechanism anchored on one side only, which led to it becoming known as a “flying” tourbillon.