News and Events July 1, 2003 admin
New Model – Glashutte Original PanoMaticTourbillon
The top model of the new PanoMatic model line by Glashütte Original is the PanoMaticTourbillon.
This model unites one of the most difficult complications in classic watchmaking with the horological innovation of the 1990s – the panorama large date. The cantilevered tourbillon according to Glashütte master watchmaker Alfred Helwig has had a long tradition in the Saxon manufactory, losing none of its horological importance and mechanical fascination.
The PanoMaticTourbillon represents a premiere: The Glashütte watchmakers have given this construction automatic winding for the first time, creating a composition that contemporarily interprets the best and most difficult in haute horlogerie.
Appearing to be flying, the finely finished tourbillon cage rotates once a minute, while simultaneously providing a home to the display of seconds. Blued hands glide across the 18-karat white gold hand-guilloché dial. The characteristic panorama large date, for which this demanding edition of wristwatches is named, perfectly completes the impressive appearance of the timepiece housed in a polished platinum case.
Movement diameter is 32.2 mm X 7.65 mm, automatic winding with off-center rotor, 21,600 bph with a Breguet spring balance, 40 jewels and 2 diamonds plus Incabloc shock protection. The power reserve is 48 hours.
Special features include a Flying minute tourbillon on the dial side, panorama date, skeletonized rotor, 21kt gold rotor, finely finished movement, beveled edges, polished steel parts, blued screws, screw balance, three-quarter plate, and Glashütte ribbed finish.
MSRP is 88,000 Euros and only 50 pieces will be made.