Hands-On: With The Glashütte Original PanoMatic Luna
Glashütte Original, German in its foundations, is generally known for its down to earth, exemplary wristwatches with in-house developments. Along these lines, it was amazing to me from the start that they made an assortment for women. The assortment has three distinct models: the Pavonina, Lady Serenade, and the PanoMatic Luna (the watch you see here). Every one of the three have altogether different feel and complications, yet the Luna is by a long shot the most interesting.
The first thing I saw about this watch is that it is discernibly weighty for its size (in this regard it’s more likened to the watches Glashütte Original spots in its non-women’s assortments). It sits high on the wrist – to such an extent that wearing it around the workplace made me anxious. The breadth of the treated steel case is 39.4 mm and it’s 12 mm thick, which is really powerful for a woman’s watch, despite the fact that it’s not preposterous for a self-winding watch with a moon-stage and enormous date (for comparison, the PanoMaticLunar is 40 mm in measurement and 12.7mm thick, making the extents of the two watches generally comparative).
The generally speaking dissemination of dial components is actually that which you find in the PanoMaticLunar; the watch is coordinated around four showcases (one for the hours; a sub-seconds dial; the huge date show; and the moon-stage show). In the Luna, however, the marginally more modest size of the dial, and a portion of different changes made for the women’s rendition of this watch, offer it to my eye a somewhat shaky feel. The edge for the date window is oval in the Luna; and the external casing around the moon-stage show is precluded in the Luna also, which causes it to appear to be somewhat little comparative with the auxiliary dial for the hours (in our sample, the numerals for the large date were marginally crooked). Whether the cover between the principle dial and auxiliary seconds dial works for you involves singular taste, in spite of the fact that it’s worth taking note of that this approach is commonplace for Glashütte Original, so in the event that it advances to you in their different watches it will unquestionably speak to you here.
One of the most engaging components to the watch, incidentally, is simply the moon-stage; it’s exceptionally intelligent – to such an extent you can really see yourself in it. I couldn’t say whether this was intentional with respect to Glashütte Original, yet it’s unquestionably charming to take a gander at the watch and see yourself in the moon! (See above image for reference.)
The development is a type 90-12 automatic development, with the commonplace Glashütte Original three-quarter plate and twofold “G-structure” rotor. The development finish is for the most part great, despite the fact that I’ve always discovered the differentiation between the resplendent etching on Glashütte Original’s equilibrium cocks and the somewhat more limited execution of the rotor rather incohesive. Regardless of the general look of the development, I am satisfied that it is clearly indistinguishable from the type 90-02 in the PanoMaticLunar; and the components of 90-02 and 90-12 are the equivalent: 32.6 mm x 7.0 mm.
Despite the heavier look of this piece, I am glad to see a producer such as Glashütte hop into the women’s watch game, and I give them acknowledgment for endeavoring to combine their generally logical approach to watchmaking with more female plan components (and keeping up similar approach in the development of the women’s piece as in the PanoMaticLunar). I anticipate seeing what they do one year from now and how their women’s assortment of watches proceeds to evolve.
The retail cost is $20,400. For more information kindly visit the Glashütte Original website here .
Case: Stainless Steel with 18 Diamonds (around .042 cts. each)
Dial: “Tahiti” Mother-of-Pearl
Case Diameter: 39.4 mm
Case Height: 12 mm
Development: Caliber 90-12 automatic development, 47 jewels