The Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar ref. 90-02-43-32-05 from the Art & Technik collection, is perhaps one of the most representative timepieces from this manufacture and a great example of its essence, design and craftsmanship.
This PanoMaticLunar in stainless steel, comes in a 40mm case with a galvanized ruthenium dial featuring an off-centered hour and minute sub-dial with interlocking small seconds, the traditional panorama date at 4 and a moon phase aperture at 2 o'clock. The gray-brownish color of the dial is striking and the perfect setting for the contrasting rhodium applied markers and the silvered moon phase disc —the moon phase disc can become somewhat too reflective and hard to appreciate under bright light, but not necessarily a deal breaker. The white gold hands on this watch are partially inlaid with superluminova offering good visibility under low light conditions.
One fascinating thing about this galvanized ruthenium dial, is that its unique color provides the most interesting color variations all the way from graphite gray to a milk chocolate brown.
This watch features a gorgeous gray Louisiana alligator strap with nubuck finish and is fitted with a deployant buckle. The strap is extremely supple, comfortable and well crafted. Even though the PanoMaticLunar is waterproof to 50 meters, we really wouldn't recommend getting this lovely strap wet and ruining it.
The PanoMaticLunar comes with a screwed display case back that offers a fantastic full view of the gorgeous Glashütte automatic calibre 90-02. This calibre is exquisitely finished featuring a beautifully decorated off-centered skeletonized rotor, a duplex swan-neck fine adjustment, a hand decorated balance bridge and 47 jewels. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph —equivalent to 4 Hz— and provides a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound.
The biggest downside for those with big fingertips is the crown size. While it is not very difficult to operate once it's been pulled out, for those watchlifestylers with big fingertips, it will be slightly challenging to pull it out. For ease, the moon phase is set via a push piece located above the crown on the side of the case.
The watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size —more like a 42mm— but very comfortably. Its wrist presence is unparalleled and a perfect match to any type of outfit.
If you are looking to own one of the most representative timepieces from Glashütte Original, this watch has your name written on it. Whether you are having dinner at Le Cirque, Le Bernardin or Daniel, this timepiece will definitely catch the wandering eyes of other watchlifestylers around you. In summary, this is a great looking timepiece with solid heritage, unparalleled craftsmanship and priced just right. Also available in red gold, stainless steel with silver dial and stainless steel with matching stainless steel bracelet.
Sticker Price $11,000 USD. For more info on Glashütte Original click here.