German watchmaker Glashütte Original knows a thing or two about beautiful dials, as illustrated here by the Glashütte Original PanoMatic Luna watch. This boutique edition sports a blue mother-of-pearl dial, showing off once more the manufacture’s affinity for this color. More importantly, it shows how useful it can be to have one’s own dialmaker, as Glashütte Original does.
On the face of it, this model – exclusive to Glashütte Original’s own boutiques – has the same features as any other Panomatic Luna. Hour, minutes, seconds, Panorama date and moon phase indicator are all accounted for and in the off-centered style favored by the manufacture. As with other models in the same series, the watch is powered by the automatic Calibre 90-12.
To understand the particular beauty of this boutique edition of the PanoMatic Luna, one has to look at the pale blue dial, which shimmers with an uncanny incandescence. The work of the dialmakers at Pforzheim, Germany, this execution is what sets this model apart from all other versions in the collection. We look forward to seeing this variation in person (it was not at BaselWorld). Whoever the artisans responsible for the spate of beautiful blue dials (Senator Chronometer) and generally rich colors (Senator Sixties Iconic Collection) here, we salute them.
The perfect companion piece to this Glashütte Original PanoMatic Luna watch is the Louisiana alligator strap, in a matching pale blue. The effect is delicate and suitably feminine without being overt. Well we suppose the 83 diamonds decorating the case and the dial take care of that part!
- Dimensions: 39.4mm
- Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, oversized date, moon phase indicator
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Movement: Automatic Calibre 90-12
- Material: Stainless steel case set with 64 diamonds on the bezel, 18 diamonds on hour indexes and one 3mm diamond set on the crown (total carats: 1.09)
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Strap: Louisiana Alligator, pale blue