Flash News: Glashütte Original PanoInverse Datum Automatik
By Thierry Ané on February 12, 2014
Glashütte Original unveils the PanoInverse Datum Automatik that will be officially introduced at Baselworld this late March.
First introduced in 2008, the PanoInverse series essentially moved the back view of the watch to the front by a clever reworking of the movement. You may remember the revamped versions presented in 2012 with a larger 42 mm case to better showcase the three-quarter plate, the oscillating balance and the swan’s neck adjustment system. Available in a non-limited steel version as well as a red gold variant limited to 200 pieces, this beautiful watch relied on Glashütte Original’s 66 hand-wound calibre (respectively on the 66-05 and 66-06 versions to be exact).
With its upside-down self-winding 91-02 calibre with 42-hour of power reserve, the new PanoInverse Datum Automatik shares the same aesthetics as its manually-wound predecessors: a three-quarter plate with Côtes de Genève decorations, visible regulating organs on the front and off-centred overlapping dials for the hours and minutes and the small seconds. At 2 o’clock, though, the little power reserve indicator of the previous models has now been replaced with the brand’s trademark large date offered in a single window.
The exhibition case back of this 42 mm red gold case reveals the brand’s iconic hollowed oscillating weight with the double “G” in gold. The watch is fitted with a brown alligator strap secured by a red gold buckle.
We will have to wait our Baselworld report to learn if a steel version will also be available and to show you live pictures of this model.