And so it begins. The colossal glashütte original panomaticlunar xl replica watch trade show known as Baselworld opens its doors in a little over a week and today we continue our coverage of new releases by presenting a tasteful update to two watches from Glashütte Original. Both the PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve will be offered in two new case and dial configurations, providing a modern boost of color to models that were once only available in traditional hues.
Both the PanoReserve and PanoMaticLunar (above) will be offered in red gold, with a matte-black dial, or stainless steel with a “galvanic blue” dial.
The stainless-steel variants feature both polished and brushed finishing on the cases.
With respect to the new dial colors, the details of the timekeeping, date, and lunar indications appear more pronounced, especially compared to the existing editions with off-white galvanized silver dials. According to glashütte original panomaticlunar replica, the production process for the dials is particularly complex, but the brand is able to maintain quality control at its own dial-making facility located in Pforzheim, Germany, a town situated outside of Stuttgart.
Glashütte Original refers to this dial color as “galvanic black.” The PanoReserve’s 40 mm case is 11.7 mm thick.
On the galvanized black dial, 18k red-gold hour indexes are applied to an off-center, hours and minutes dial, which is intersected by a small-seconds dial at 6 o’clock. Hands for these indications are crafted out of red gold as well, complementing both the hour indexes and the 40 mm red-gold case.
As in another recent release from Glashütte Original’s next-door neighbor, the contrast between the richly hued gold case and deep-black dial is bold and attractive.
The “galvanic blue” dial, seen here on the updated PanoMaticLunar, is offered in a stainless-steel case.
In contrast to the bold interplay of black and red gold, the PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve model will also be made available in a 40 mm stainless-steel case with “galvanic blue” dial. If the comparably blue dial of the Nomos Zurich Worldtimer True Blue is any indication, this handsome new hue will be more wearable than one would assume.
While the black-dial variants feature red-gold details, the blue dials are complemented by hand-applied hour indexes and handcrafted out of white gold. On the PanoMaticLunar, the moonphase disc features silver-toned details in keeping with the cool blue and sterling hues.
Of course, aesthetics, however critical, do not completely define the merits of these timepieces. Both models feature well made in-house movements that demonstrate the technical competence of Glashütte Original’s manufacture.
Manufacture-made Calibre 90-02 is used in the PanoMaticLunar. The movement measures 32.6 mm in diameter by 7 mm in height.
The PanoMaticLunar is powered by Calibre 90-02, a manufacture-made movement with 42-hour power reserve. Visible through a sapphire-crystal case back, the 3/4 plate movement is finished with Glashütte ribbing (which is essentially Côtes de Genève with Germanic-pride), hand-engraved balance bridges, blued screws, and a skeletonized rotor with 21k gold oscillating mass.
The PanoReserve features a retrograde power-reserve indicator.
Caliber 65-01 measures 32 mm in diameter with a height of 6.1 mm.
In the PanoReserve, you’ll find Calibre 65-01, a hand-wound movement with finishing similar to Caliber 90-02, including Glashütte Ribbing on the the mainplate and highly decorated bridges supporting the balance mechanism. In addition to a date function, the movement includes a retrograde power-reserve indicator, visible on the dial between 2 and 3 o’clock.
The PanoMaticLunar with gold-and-silver-toned moon-phase indication set within a 40 mm by 12.7 mm case.
Overall, the aesthetic updates to these two models are in tune with more contemporary design sensibilities of modern watch collectors.
The existing glashütte original replica watch PanoReserve and PanoMaticLunar collections range in price from $11,500 in stainless steel to $23,900 in red gold. Ideally, we expect prices to stay around this range, but the final retail prices will be announced soon at Baselworld.