An Icon of Craftsmanship The PanoLunarTourbillon – Limited Edition

Jul 14, 2020,06:33 AM

An Icon of Craftsmanship
The PanoLunarTourbillon – Limited Edition

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In its search for perfection, Glashütte Original has created a new masterpiece of haute
horlogerie: the new PanoLunarTourbillon. Limited to 25 pieces, the timepiece combines
the highest levels of craftsmanship, technical sophistication and exceptional beauty in
an unmistakable design. With its hand-engraved dial, Flying Tourbillon and
skeletonized hands, the new models sets particularly elegant accents.
The PanoLunarTourbillon is a new edition of its predecessor model from 2013 and a true work
of art. Elaborate engravings adorn the galvanic silver surface of the dial and the back of the
movement. These filigree decorations bear witness to the rich traditions of Glashütte
watchmaking, lending each watch its uniquely individual character.

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Artful and aesthetic
The Pano collection captivates thanks to its striking dial layout, which is particularly evident
with the new PanoLunarTourbillon. The lavishly decorated dial with the characteristic offcentre
displays is framed by a case in platinum.

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Both the auxiliary dial for hours and minutes and the Flying
Tourbillon with the small second are positioned on the left
side of the dial. An exquisite moon phase display with blue
night sky and the watchmaker’s signature Panorama Date
grace the right side.
The skeletonized hour and minute hands, indexes and the
blued steel tip of the seconds hand provide accents in blue.
All engravings on the dial side are
executed in Glashütte Original’s own dial
manufactory in Pforzheim. The engravers
work without a pattern, using a burin to
inscribe the design freehand in the solid
gold dial blanks.

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After 27 separate steps and an entire
day’s engraving time – if not more – the
dial of this masterpiece is complete.
Elaborate decorations adorn the back of the movement
as well, combining craftsmanship, tradition and perfection
once again.

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Tradition-rich Glashütte complication
The Flying Tourbillon oscillates, lightly and gracefully, on the
left side of the dial. As fascinating as it is to watch, the
complication was originally designed to improve precision. With
this “whirlwind“, the entire oscillation and escapement system
revolves on its own axis within a minute. This served to counter
the effect of gravity on the rate precision of the era’s pocket

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Precisely 100 years ago, Alfred Helwig’s innovative
“cantilevered“ mounting of the cage (on one side only) lent one
of the most intricate complications of haute horlogerie, the
classic tourbillon, the appearance of weightlessness.
Superb craftsmanship
The PanoLunarTourbillon is powered by the automatic
movement Calibre 93-12. The timepiece has a power
reserve of 48 hours and a fully integrated moon phase
mechanism. The oscillating system with 10 weighted screws
and 8 regulation screws ensures optimal rate precision.
Characteristic features of the Glashütte art of watchmaking,
such as sunburst finish, blued screws as well as bevelled
and polished edges, reveal their beauty through the sapphire
crystal case back.

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The off-centre, skeletonized rotor has an oscillating mass in
21-carat gold. On a screw-mounted decorative stainless
steel plaque, one finds the words “Flying Tourbillon”
engraved and lined with gold. The new timepiece is fitted
with a matching blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with
fold fastener in platinum.

Important product facts:
Model name: PanoLunarTourbillon – Limited Edition
Launch year: 2020
Limited edition: 25 pieces
Reference number: 1-93-12-01-03-30 (fold fastener standard)
1-93-12-01-03-50 (short fold fastener)
Movement: Calibre 93-12 automatic movement, finely finished
Functions: Hours, minutes, Flying Tourbillon with small second, Panorama Date,
moon phase display
Power reserve: 48 hours (+/- 5%)
Frequency: 21,600 vph, corresponding to 3 Hz
Case: Platinum, front and back glass in sapphire crystal,
water resistant up to 5 bar
Measurements: Diameter: 40.0 mm, height: 13.1 mm
Dial: Solid gold, hand engraved, galvanic silver with blue appliques
Strap: Blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with fold fastener in platinum

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A blue panoramadatum for the LE. They are copying literally everything

 By: Reuven Malter : July 14th, 2020-06:54
From ALS. An otherwise cool watch.

This looks good to me from the pics.

 By: stromer : July 14th, 2020-06:59
Usually I am not a fan if too much engraving. It tends to get too baroque for my taste. But here the engraved area hits the clean, modern lines of the updated Pano design and is nicely counterbalanced. One could see this watch as a symbol for the modern/t... 


 By: jmpTT : July 14th, 2020-12:09
The price premium for the Senator Chronometer Tourbillon over this Panolunar Tourbillon is 17,000 EUR (~ 13%), but I feel the value gap is actually wider. There is beautiful handiwork here, but the automatic movement is not in the same class. Like the Pan...