In 1845, a man named Ferdinand Adolph Lange started the first watch company to be located in the German, silver mining town of Glashutte, paid for with a loan from the Saxon (Saxony is a free state within Germany) government. At first called A. Lange & Sohne, the name would change with its ownership in 1994, when it became known as Glashutte Original.
Brand: Glashutte Original
Type: PanoMaticLunar Men’s
This beautiful, 40mm timepiece shows the chops that this luxury, German timepiece has in design and functionality. The round stainless steel case is polished on the top and bottom to a brilliant shine, and finely brushed around the side of the case for a great two-finish look. The fixed, highly polished bezel and crown are the perfect, classic look for the silver dial and blued dial hands.
This timepiece displays the traditional time in a left-offset subial where the applied, polished steel indexes match the bezel with ease. The 60 second subdial merges with the bottom of the time dial and has its own seconds hand to keep the time.
The beautiful moonphase “mondphase” is located at the 2 o’clock position and is brilliant in its blue color that perfectly matches the blued dial hands. A date window finishes off the silver dial, where it displays the date of the month at the 4 o’clock position.
Technical Specifications and Features:
- Case Size: 40mm
- Case Shape: Round
- Dial Color: Silver, with Flat Galvanized Silver Outer Dial
- Movement: Automatic
- Glashutte Caliber 90-02 / 47 Jewels / 28,800 vph
- Three-Quarter Sized Rotor Recessed into Movement
- Case Material: Stainless Steel, Polished Top & Bottom; Fine Brushed Finished Edges
- Case Thickness: 12.7mm
- Crystal: Genuine Scratch-Resistant Sapphire Crystal
- Case Back: Transparent
- Dial Features: Applied, Polished Steel Index Hour Markers / Blued or Black Metal Hands with Luminous Fill
- Bezel: Fixed
- Bezel Material: Stainless Steel, Polished
- Screw-in Crown: No
- Band Material: Alligator/Crocodile Leather
- Band Color/Finish: Black
- Clasp: Deployant Buckle
- Water Resistance: 165 feet (50 meters)
- Power Reserve: 42 Hours
- Complications: Moonphase “Mondphase;” Subdial located at 2 o’clock position.
- Features: Time and Seconds subdials located, offset, to the left side of dial; Large, 2-disc date display window located at the 4 o’clock position.
The beautiful automatic movement contains a three-quarter sized rotor that is recessed into the movement. This high quality automatic is reliable and German-made.
The Glashutte Caliber 90-02 contains 47 jewels and beats at 28,800 vph. With a power reserve of 42 hours, this is quite a fine, high quality timepiece with inner workings that match the beauty and quality of the exterior.
The overall design is a very German-esque one that is bold, brilliant, and utilizes the sophistication of silver, blued features, and black leather.
The offset moonphase feature, 60 second subdial, and traditional main dial make for a perfect asymmetrical design. With a silver dial, silver applied polished steel indexes, blued dial hands, and a wonderful moonphase graphic, this timepiece is an alternative classic.
The black alligator/crocodile leather strap has an excellent pattern and seems of much greater quality than other luxury watches, which is exceptional.
With a power reserve of 42 hours, the Glashutte Caliber 90-02 is made of very high quality materials and features 47 jewels as well as a three-quarter sized rotor recessed into the movement. The back of the watch case is transparent, which allows you to appreciate the the different features of the automatic movement.
This model shows off a silver dial with blued hands; however, you can purchase a silver dial with black hands as well as a PanoMaticLunar with Black and Blue dial faces as well. This model shown in this review features a black leather strap, but you can also find models with stainless steel and polished bracelets. This availability is what makes this a fantastic model for anyone. You can truly choose the right look for you.
There are no negative aspects about the Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar Men’s Watch that have been reported by wearers, and the design and functionality are flawless.
The beautiful Automatic movement is finished with a ribbed/striped finish, beveled component edges, and hand engraved designs. This can be viewed through the thoughtfully-placed transparent back that shines like Sapphire.
The water resistance of this piece is 165 feet or 50 meters, which is wonderful, as you won’t destroy this beautiful German-made watch by washing your hands, showering, or swimming with it on. It is, of course, best to avoid submerging it in the water to keep it safe.
The blued hands really set this timepiece apart. With two main colors: silver and blue, the polished stainless steel compliments the silver dial and the blued hands compliment the moonphase subdial with perfection. Combined with a beautifully textured black leather strap, and this Glashutte has it all.
The retail price of the PanoMaticLunar is $11,500, but you can save around 20% on average on this timepiece by purchasing it from a trusted luxury timepiece retailer like Prestige Time, where it is available for $9,430, or Watch Maxx, where it is being sold for $8,395.
PrestigeTime Purchase Link: https://www.prestigetime.com/item/Glashutte-Original/PanoMaticLunar/1-90-02-42-32-05.html
WatchMaxx Purchase Link: http://www.watchmaxx.com/watch/glashutte-original-1-90-02-42-32-05?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=1-90-02-42-32-05&gclid=CK7j6bvGqdACFQhkhgodxkIKpA
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