I’m the first to admit that on nice watches with a see-through caseback, I’ll often just lose myself for a bit as I glance at the wonderful mechanics dancing around. This of course means that you have to take the watch off. What if you could just watch it all day? Well, that’s exactly what Glashütte Original thought 10 years ago when they released the PanoInverse XL.
Ten years later, we’re reminded of this unique feat with new additions to the Pano family:
“In 2008, the elaborately engraved balance bridgeBalance Bridge The balance bridge holds the balance wheel in place and connects it to the main plate of the movement. It serves as a key support for the balance wheel. [Learn More] with its fine adjustment mechanism was presented for the first time on the dial side of a watch. This was made possible by the inverse arrangement of components that would normally be visible only through the sapphire crystal case back.” – Glashütte Original
As a celebration of this achievement, they are now releasing two anniversary models: The PanoInverse and the PanoMaticInverse. The first being a manual wind and the second being an automatic.
You’ll find the beautifully finished & engraved balance bridge not on the back of the watch but right there on the dial. You can look at it all day long without ever having to take your watch of. Note also the other details which are usually reserved for the back of the watch movement, the chatons, rubies, stripes & perlagePerlage Perlage is a decorative technique used in the finishing of mechanical watch movements. It is a type of circular graining that involves making small, circular marks on the surface of various movement components, such as the main plate, bridges, and gears, using a specialized tool. The marks are arranged in a uniform pattern and are typically very small and closely spaced. This technique is used to enhance the aesthetic of the movement and it also helps to protect the movement from dust, dirt, and other debris. [Learn More] etc.. All right there on the dial.
In addition to the beautiful movement details the dial also reveals the power reserveRéserve de marche Also known as Power Reserve. A watch's power reserve refers to the amount of time a mechanical watch can run without being wound. The power reserve of a mechanical watch can vary depending on the size of the mainspring, the efficiency of the gear train, and the rate at which the mainspring releases energy. If a watch has a Power Reserve 'complication' it simply means that the status of the power reserve can be seen on the watch itself (either on the dial or movement side of the watch). [Learn More] display, small seconds (off-centre), second stop, hour and minute (off-centre). The case is a comfortable 42mm diameter with a height of 12mm.
They are available in different variations and also on a bracelet, check out all the details right here
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