It is a beautiful timepiece enclosing within one of watchmaking’s most complicated and beautiful components, the fascinating tourbillon. The tourbillon was designed to increase accuracy but its beauty make it an indelible part of the watch dial where it is often showcased. Glashütte Original, the German house of fine watchmaking, has just released a limited edition of the PanoLunar Tourbillon, bringing together the exceptional savoir-faire of the house with a sumptuous design. Outfitted with a spectacular flying tourbillon, the watch’s dial is elaborately engraved with highly detailed filigree. The richly decorated dial is enclosed in a platinum case. Displayed on an aperture on the dial is a moon phase etched in blue which complements the other blue touches on the dial notably its skeleton minute and hour hands, the indexes and the Panorama Date, a hallmark of Glashütte Original.
Its eye-catching flying tourbillon remains the centerpiece of the watch although it is located on the left side of the dial. The flying tourbillon is a variant of the tourbillon pioneered by Abraham-Louis Breguet. The first Flying Tourbillon was designed by Alfred Helwig one hundred years ago in 1920. Mr. Helwig was an instructor at the German School of Watchmaking.The PanoLunar Tourbillon is animated by an automatic 93-12 movement and has a power reserve of 48 hours. Outfitted with a blue alligator strap set off by a platinum buckle, the timepiece has been brought out in a limited edition of 25.
All of the engravings on this masterpiece were undertaken by craftsmen in the dial manufacture of Glashütte Original in Pforzheim, Germany. The house of Glashütte Original was founded in 1845 and is established in the small city of Glashütte in Saxony. The house manufactures 95% of its components, movements and filigree dials in-house.
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