Introduced in 2008, the PanoInverse was the first of the Glashütte Original’s timepieces to reveal its inner beauty, presenting this very special form of fine adjustment on the face of the Replica Watches UK. This was made possible by the inverse positioning of the components that are normally visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal. To achieve this, it was necessary to refine many of the movement components and to further develop individual components and sub-groups, which led to a completely new design of the manual winding Calibre 66.
The PanoMaticInverse takes this idea further and is presented here with the new Calibre 91-02, a precise automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve. A 42 mm case frames the hour, minute and second displays along with the Panorama Date display, a signature feature of Glashütte Original. With its automatic winding and easily readable date display, this timepiece combines unusual design, technical sophistication and sensible functionality.
The apparence of the PanoMaticInverse is easily recognizable: blued screws and rubies on the rhodium plated three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing, blued hands with super-luminova highlights, the Panorama Date and, of course, the perfectly realised duplex swan-neck fine adjustment. Beneath the engraved balance bridge of this manufactory–designed and crafted automatic movement the screw balance oscillates freely.
The back side of the movement, visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal, shows the skeletonised central rotor, fitted with a 21-carat gold oscillating mass, as well as the rotor track, complete with decorative finishing. One can also admire the characteristic Glashütte ribbing, a number of rubies, and the two-tone engravings on the wheel bridge .
The asymmetric design of the dial grants a generous amount of space to the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment and corresponds to the off-centre dial design characteristic of the Pano line from Glashütte Original.
The model presented today features a satin brushed and polished red gold case with gold appliques. The Louisiana alligator Nubuk leather strap features a colour-matched warm brown tone and fits comfortably on the wrist.
A second version is available. It presents a satin brushed and polished stainless steel case, blue appliques and a complementary strap in dark blue Louisiana alligator.