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Pre Baselworld 2014: Introducing the new Glashutte-Original PanoMaticInverse, the PanoInverse’s Sibling with Automatic Winding

| By Frank Geelen | 2 min read |
Glashutte-Original PanoMaticInverse

In 2008 Glashütte-Original introduced a rather exhibitionist watch called the PanoInverse XL (see here for the superb photos of the PanoInverse XL that featured in our Weekly Watch Photo). Featuring a reversed movement that shows the beautifully finished main plate, jewels, polished screws and duplex swan-neck fine adjustment visible from the dial side. For those with a preference for technical watch-stuff happening in plain sight, that’s a piece for you. While the PanoInverse XL was a manually wound timepiece, the new PanoMaticInverse is its automatically wound sibling.

The name already says it, Pano-MATIC-Inverse. The “Matic” part refers to the newly developed automatically wound movement, caliber 91-02. Like its manually wound sibling, the PanoMaticInverse comes in a 42 mm stainless steel or 18K red gold case, with a sapphire crystal on each side. The ‘dial’ features a finish that is called Glashütte ribbing (the German variant of Côte de Genève). Besides the jewels and heat-blued screws, there’s an off center hour/minute sub dial, a small second sub dial, and GO’s iconic Panorama Date.

Glashutte-Original PanoMaticInverse

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The three-quarter main plate is made in German silver with a rhodium ‘coating’. The one quarter that is not covered by the main plate, give stage to the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment, and the beautifully hand-engraved balance bridge. Besides the screws, which are heat-blued, the hour, minute and second hand are also heat-blued. The hour and minute hands feature super-luminova highlights, to improve legibility when it’s dark.

Turning the watch around, the reverse side shows the skeletonized central rotor, fitted with a 21K gold oscillating mass. The full plate is also finished with the characteristic Glashütte ribbing, a number of rubies, and the engraved brand name and other text. Caliber 91-02 offers 42 hours of power reserve when fully wound.

Glashutte-Original PanoMaticInverse

The case is satin brushed and polished red gold or stainless steel. The red gold version features gold applied hour markers, and the stainless steel version features heat-blued steel hour markers. The PanoMaticInverse comes on a Lousianna alligator leather strap that is closed with a folding clasp in matching metal.

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