Pre-Basel 2014: Introducing the Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse (with specs and pricing)
Glashütte Original’s signature inverted movement is now available as an automatic with extra-large date. Christened the the PanoMaticInverse, the new model will be launched officially at Baselworld 2014.
Unveiled in 2008, the Glashütte Original PanoInverse was novel because it displayed most of the movement on the dial side. Now Glashütte Original has applied the same formula to the new PanoMaticInverse, which has the addition of an oversized date and automatic winding mechanism, and will soon be shown at Baselworld 2014. Though it is visually similar to the manual-wind PanoInverse, the PanoMaticInverse uses the newly developed Calibre 91-02. Decorated in what is now regarded as the German style of watchmaking, the movement base plate is finished with striping, and all visible screws are blued.
Self-winding with a 42 hour power reserve and a solid gold rim on the rotor, the cal. 91-02 is also equipped with a double swan neck regulator. More of an affectation than a technical innovation, it accomplishes no more than the traditional swan neck regulator, the double swan neck has nonetheless become a trademark feature of Glashütte Original.
Besides the addition of automatic winding, the new PanoMaticInverse also features an oversized date display at two o’clock (where the PanoInverse has a power reserve display instead).
|PanoMaticInverse – steel at left and rose gold|
The PanoMaticInverse has a 42 mm case, available in either steel or rose gold. Excluding taxes, the steel retails for €12,000 (~US$16,400) on strap and €13,200 (~US$18,000) on bracelet. Rose gold will cost €24,000 (US$32,800).
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