Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse
by Kyle Stults on February 14, 2014
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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.

Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse

42 mm red gold or steel case, automatic mechanical GO Caliber 91-02, on Louisiana alligator Nubuk leather strap

Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse Watch

Aside from its technical aesthetic, it is a simple watch as far as functions go:  hour, minute and second displays along with the Panorama Date display.

Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse Dial Detail

Here is a good look at the depth, the various layers, in the dial:

Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse Case Detail

The back side of the movement, visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal, shows the skeletonised (with Glashutte “G” motif) two-tone rotor and 21-carat gold oscillating mass, as well as the rotor track.  It is nicely finished with with Glashutte ribbing and other decorative elements including two-tone engravings and blued screws:

Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse Caseback Detail

Another look at the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment:

Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse Swan Neck Detail

The unique “inverse” concept is praiseworthy, and this particular execution of the PanoMaticInverse is yet another in a very strong lineup from the Saxon watchmaker…a visually striking and creative presentation of the art of high watchmaking.  There is no mistaking this as born of out of the Glashutte Original manufacture!