Glashütte’s PanoMaticLunar Watch Resplendent in Blue

By Paul Joseph

German luxury watch brand Glashütte Original have unveiled a remarkable summer collection that brings the colour blue firmly into the spotlight.

The PanoMaticLunar watch for men unites a rich midnight blue and cool stainless steel in powerful harmony, while the delicate light blue of the PanoMatic Luna lady's watch radiates a refreshing lightness.

Slim white gold hands trace their paths across asymmetrically designed dials on both models. This characteristic design feature of its Pano models allows the brand to make room for two distinctive complications: the elaborately worked moon phase and the Glashütte Original Panorama Date.

With the PanoMaticLunar Glashütte unites characteristic facets of its horological art. It's the experienced team at Glashütte Original's in-house dial factory in Pforzheim, Germany, who determine the perfect shade of blue of this timepiece's highly refined dial.

The design and the characteristic off-centre displays take pride of place with the PanoMaticLunar, while the delicate blue mother-of-pearl dial is the product of expert craftsmanship. Mother of pearl is an organic-inorganic composite harvested from the inmost layer of certain mollusc shell and utmost care must be taken when transforming the fragile material into the razor-thin “face” of an elegant watch.

A total of 83 radiant white brilliant-cut diamonds sparkle on the bezel, the dial indexes and winding screw crown, framing the Panorama Date as well, which appears in an oval dial window at 4 o'clock. The watch is also enhanced with a light blue Louisiana alligator leather strap.

Glashütte Original was founded in 1994.

By Paul Joseph