The PanoMatic Luna by Glashütte Original bathed in moonlight
The Saxony brand has unveiled a new watch for ladies exclusively available in its stores.
The great silver ball that bathes the night sky in white light has inspired many a romantic poem such as the first line of the famous Nuit de printemps by French writer François-René de Chateaubriand (1768-1848), “Le ciel est pur, la lune est sans nuage: Déjà la nuit au calice des fleurs Verse la perle et l’ambre de ses pleurs; Aucun zéphyr n’agite le feuillage.”
The majestic, poetic and softly blue and mother-of-pearl PanoMatic Luna is to the wrist what the moon is to the sky. The mother-of-pearl dial gives the watch a shimmering blue glow. The white lacquer background plays on depth and enhances the mother-of-pearl shine.
The hours and minutes tick by off-centre at 9 in a blue-rimmed display whose 9 markers are paved with 18 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.04 carat) whilst the seconds dance at 7 to give the moon pride of place. The silver disc in a starry sky glistens in a bevelled crescent moon at 2 and the large date (a signature feature in Glashütte Original watches) lies in a silver-rimmed oval at 4.
All the PanoMatic Luna functions and 42-hour power reserve are brought to life by the in-house self-winding 90-12 calibre. 64 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.95 carat) glitter on the 39.4mm steel case’s bezel whilst a single gem (0.10 carat) adorns the crown.
Price: 17,200 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin
 “The sky is clear, the moon is without a cloud: Night already pours the pearl and amber of its tears into the floral calyx; Not a breeze rustles through the foliage.”