Part of the Art & Technik collection, the new PanoLunar Tourbillon presented by Glashütte Original at BaselWorld 2013 together with several other impressive novelties, presents the characteristic asymmetric design of the Pano timepieces with the large hour/minute dial positioned to the left of the dial and the Flying Tourbillon at hour seven.
The 40 mm case in red gold is the perfect frame for the warm silver dial. To the upper right, the moon phase display shows a golden moon and shimmering stars against a dark blue night sky. The placement of the dials has been determined in accordance with the the golden ratio or golden proportion.
While the traditional tourbillon mechanism, designed to counter the effect of gravity on rate precision, is anchored at both the top and the bottom, the PanoLunar Tourbillon adopts a flying tourbillon whose cantilevered mechanism is anchored on one side only. The seconds hand is easily recognizable for its blued steel tip.
The automatic winding Glashütte Original Calibre 93-02 offers a 48 hours power reserve and a fully integrated moon phase mechanism. Through the sapphire crystal of the case back it is possible to see the finished movement with bevelled edges, polished steel parts, blued screws and the off-centre skeletonized gold rotor.