So you may have been wondering if it’s just you or if there have been a lot of blue dials this year (there have been) and feeling in need of some other colour options. Well green might be more your thing.
Glashütte Original has launched a new PanoMaticLunar with a varnished dial in a green colour inspired by the the forest firs around them. Manufactured by Glashütte Original’s in-house dial manufactory, it does have one dial feature that we’ve noticed a bit so far this year – the dial colour is graduated, starting with a deep green at the centre and slowly changing to black at its edge. How is this done? Well after the dial is given a coat of galvanic nickel, the outer edge is sprayed with black lacquer, after which the full surface is coated with transparent green lacquer.
The functions are, of course, familiar. An off-centred hour, minute, and small second, Panorama Date, and a moon phase display with a silver-coloured moon also made in-house. The white gold hands have Super-LumiNova.
Through the open case back of the 40mm stainless steel case (which features a mix of satin-brushed and polished finishing and is water resistant to 50m) is the automatic Calire 90-02. It has the classic three-quarter plate with Glashütte stripes, polished blued screws, gold chatons, a skeletonised rotor with a 21 kt gold oscillating weight, beats at 28,800 VPH, and has a power reserve of 42 hours.
The Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar Forest Green will form a part of the permanent collection, and is available on a brown Louisiana Alligator leather strap with either a pin buckle or folding clasp, or on a stainless steel bracelet. The RRP is EUR 9,500 with pin buckle, EUR 9,800 with folding clasp, or EUR 10,900 on a steel bracelet.
[Photo credit: Glashütte Original]