Introducing The Glashütte Original Pano Matic Calendar

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Glashütte Original has just announced the release of a new calendar watch: the Pano Matic Calendar. This watch is truly stunning, and I’ll talk about that in a second. But it also fascinates me from a technical perspective.

The Pano Matic Calendar is built around Glashütte’s new in-house Calibre 92-09 and 92-10 movements. The two are virtually identical, but the 92-10 is customized with special visual elements for the skeletonized platinum version of the watch. Both are rhodium-plated, with 28,800 beats per hour. They feature silicone balance springs, which remain consistent when exposed to magnetic fields or temperature changes. They also have an impressive 100-hour power reserve, more than twice what you’ll get from typical automatic movements.

Besides all that, the 92-09 and 92-10 are the beating heart of an elegant, yet complex watch. Let’s take a look at its features.

Two Case Options

The Pano Matic Calendar comes in two different case options. The standard edition is red gold, with an ivory-colored dial. The second is a limited-edition platinum case, with only 150 units available. This variant has a blacked-out dial, which is skeletonized to retain only the essential elements. You can even see the inner workings of the date window and the moon phase indicator.

Other than that, both variants have the same characteristics. The case itself is perfectly round, with a sapphire crystal that’s ever so slightly domed.

A Stunning Calendar Watch

The Glashütte Pano Matic Calendar is a calendar watch in the fullest sense of the word. What amazed me about it is the way Glashütte has fit so much information on the dial without making it feel crowded.

The main dial with the hour and minute hands is offset to the top left. It takes up around half the total surface area, with triangular lume-striped hands. The index is elegant, with large applied hashes at the five-minute positions, and smaller painted hashes at the one-minute positions.

A smaller 60-second subdial is set into the bottom half of the main dial, with the central axis located right where the 6 o’clock hash would be on the larger dial. The smaller dial has a slender metal hand, with fine hashes at the single second marks.

To the right, you’ll see the date window, with a month wheel forming a 90-degree arc at the bottom right. At the top right, there’s a moon phase indicator, complete with a rotating moon-and-stars element.

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