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 bridge 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 & perlage etc.. All right there on the dial.
In addition to the beautiful movement details the dial also reveals the power reserve 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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