Glashütte Original is a famous German watch company owned by The Swatch Group. It was founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in Glashütte, Saxony. It’s among the companies that were created after the German reunification and privatization of VEB Glashütte Uhrenbetriebe. In 2003, the company launched the PanoMaticLunar (PML), which has grown to be among Glashütte Original’s most popular and coveted models. This post discusses ten things you probably didn’t know about the new Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar in Forest Green watch.
1. The Case
The PML in Forest Green timepiece is well-proportioned and crafted from stainless steel. The casing diameter is 40 mm and 12.7 mm thick. As you can expect from any superior brand like Glashütte Original, the finishing looks exquisite, with a beautiful blend of polished and brushed surfaces. It features a sapphire crystal and sapphire case back, with a water resistance of up to 50 meters, 5ATM.
2. The Movement
The PanoMaticLunar in Forest Green is powered by an in-house caliber 90-2, which has 28,800 vibrations per hour. It’s an automatic movement running at a 4Hz frequency, and when fully wound, it provides an autonomy of about 42 hours. Additionally, its movement has the PanoMaticLunar’s hand-engraved cork with duplex swan-neck smooth adjustment.
The sapphire exhibition case back allows for clear viewing into the heart of this timepiece. It also features 47 jewels and 18 weighted screws for balance. The various decorations on this watch include polished steel parts, ¾ plate Glashütte stripe finish, bevel edges, and a skeletonized rotor featuring a 21k gold oscillating weight.
3. The Dial
Glashütte Original is among watch brands esteemed for manufacturing unique and elegant looking timepieces. Talking about elegance, the PanoMaticLunar features an emerald dial with an exceptional deep green shade whose gradient makes the watch visually appealing. It begins with a lighter shade of green at the center and culminates in a greenish-black hue towards the edges. While color is unique, the rest of the timepiece’s dial retains most of the features from the previous versions.
4. The Layout
According to Watch I Love, the overall dial layout of the Glashütte Original Forest Green is classic with off-center positioning of the displays (Golden Ratio). This design gives the timepiece an aesthetic and balanced look. The asymmetrical layout features auxiliary dials for the small seconds, hours and minutes positioned vertically on the left half. The panorama date is positioned at four 0’clock. Besides, it features white gold hands that have Super-LumiNova inlays forming a glittering contrast to the dial’s dominant green. The Moon Phase layout highlights a large date section on the right half of the dial. The text is rendered in white while the stars and the moon are in silver.
5. The Inspiration Behind the Green Dial
According to the The Watch Pages, Glashütte Original was inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding Ore Mountains to design the green dial. The company’s designers found inspiration in the tall fir tree nearby, captured their intense shades of green, and immortalized them on the new PanoMaticLunar’s dial. In a joint effort, the in-house watchmaker’s team in the Pforzheim manufactory converted the blank brass dial into a green masterpiece. They hand-crafted the brass dial by coating it with galvanic nickel and black lacquer on the timepiece’s edges. After this, they applied a transparent green varnish on the dial’s surface to create a unique finish.
6. Price and Availability
The Glashütte Original PML Forest Green timepiece will be available in all of the boutiques globally as of June 2020. Watch enthusiasts can order the leather strapped variant with a pin buckle at €9,500. They can also order the leather strapped variant with a folding clasp at €9,800 or one with a stainless steel bracelet having a folding buckle at €10,900. According to its official website, the Glashütte Original has many boutiques located in nine countries, including Germany, France, Switzerland, UAE, China, Japan, Singapore, Austria, and Spain.
7. The Strap
The Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar in Forest Green watch features a tobacco brown Louisiana alligator nubuck leather strap. The leather strap on these models come either with a stainless steel buckle, 18 mm, stainless steel fold fastener standard, 18 mm, or stainless steel fold fastener short, 18 mm. Buyers can also order the timepiece with a steel bracelet featuring a folding buckle.
8. The Silver Moon-Phase Disc
A prominent but distinctive feature of the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar in Forest Green is the moon-phase disc. At the 2 o’clock mark is the aperture that’s reminiscent of a lake with green woodlands surrounding it. The disc’s surface is covered by a silver-colored moon and a night sky full of stars. The moon plate symbolizes Glashütte Original’s labor and work of art. At the dial, the two bright moons provide a fascinating convex shape on this celestial body. With galvanic treatments, the stars appear with exceptional brilliance. Most timepieces rarely use the moon-phase indication, but because of the immense craftsmanship used to create this little complexity, one can’t help but fall in love with it.
9. Dials Manufactured by an In-House Manufactory
Glashütte Original is among the very few watch companies that manufacture their dials. The company’s in-house manufactory produces the highly refined PanoMaticLunar in Forest Green dials, 600km away in Pforzheim. After defining the materials and design required, dial specialists and goldsmiths embark on the manufacturing task.
10. Additional Features
The Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar in Forest Green model features a small second (off-center), second stop, hour and minute dial, moon phase (off-center), and Panorama Date. It also has Incabloc shock protection and anachronous balance spring.
With this timepiece as the latest addition to Glashütte Original’s PanoMaticLunar brand, the company has further cemented its current campaign into bold dial colors. With green as its dominant color currently, the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar in Forest Green timepiece seems to be the most elegant offerings in the modern trend. Many watch collectors around the world can’t wait to have this classic timepiece around their wrists in June.