German watchmaker Glashütte Original has launched an extremely limited edition timepiece defined by a hand-engraved dial that’s nothing short of a work of art. The PanoLunar Tourbillon’s elaborate engravings were inscribed freehand and without a pattern. Each of the 25 available timepieces took a full day of engraving across 27 individual steps.
The PanoLunar Tourbillon features an auxiliary dial for hours and minutes and the Flying Tourbillon with the small seconds hand is positioned off-centre on the left side of the platinum dial.
A gorgeous moon phase display with a blue night sky and the watchmaker’s signature Panorama Date is presented on the right side. The skeletonized hour and minute hands, indexes and the steel tip of the second’s hand are accented in blue.
The timepiece is powered by Glashütte Original’s automatic movement Calibre 93-12 with a power reserve of 48 hours.
Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the movement is characterised by its sunburst finish, blued screws as well as bevelled and polished edges. The off-centre, skeletonized rotor has an oscillating mass in 21-carat gold. The words “Flying Tourbillon” are engraved and lined with gold on a screw-mounted decorative stainless steel plaque.
The new PanoLunar Tourbillon is fitted with a matching blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with fold fastener in platinum. The watch itself is water-resistant to 5ATM (50 metres).