From Dresden, with Love: Glashütte Original Unveils PanoMaticInverse Limited Edition

Dresden, known as the “Florence on the Elbe river” for its stunning architectural and artistic treasures, is a city brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty. Located on the banks of the Elbe River in the state of Saxony, it boasts a rich heritage that dates back over a thousand years. Aside from its renowned contributions to the arts and sciences, Dresden has also played a pivotal role in the evolution of German fine watchmaking. This legacy is evident in various historical sites throughout the city, including the Semper Opera House, where the renowned Five-Minute Clock has been faithfully telling time for years. Another notable location is the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, a museum housed in the iconic Zwinger complex, which showcases a remarkable collection of historic clocks and early scientific instruments. Among these are terrestrial and celestial globes, as well as astronomical, optical, and geodetic devices dating back to the 16th century.

Located approximately 30 kilometers to the south of Dresden lies the famous watchmaking town of Glashütte, boasting over 175 years of horological history. This town has achieved legendary status among watch enthusiasts, known for its meticulous craftsmanship and innovative spirit. One of this timekeeping metropolis’s most prestigious names is Glashütte Original, a high-end luxury watch manufacture that belongs to the Swatch Group.

The brand’s new iteration of the PanoMaticInverse Limited Edition pays homage to Dresden’s rich heritage and its contribution to fine watchmaking. Limited to just 25 pieces and housed in a 42mm platinum case, this exquisite timepiece features a unique dial design that showcases the silhouette of Dresden.

Each detail is meticulously etched by the skilled engravers of the brand, offering a picturesque scene that captures the essence of the city. The hand-engraved balance bridge displayed on the dial side, a hallmark of the collection, is embellished with baroque ornaments, adding to the watch’s elegance and charm.

One of the standout features of the watch is its off-center time display, a favorite of Glashütte Original. The use of sapphire crystal rings ensures optimal transparency, giving the sub dial a floating appearance above the artfully decorated three-quarter plate that serves as a canvas for the brands artisans.

Not to be missed is Glashütte Original’s signature Panorama Date, here with white numerals on a black background, providing a striking contrast that enhances readability.

The rear side of the PanoMaticInverse Limited Edition is just as captivating as the front. The exhibition case back showcases the intricate beauty of the automatic Calibre 91-03, which beats at a frequency of 28,800 A/h and is regulated using a sophisticated duplex swan neck fine adjustment mechanism.

The movement is not only a marvel of precision engineering but also a work of art in itself. It features elaborate decorative finishes, including polished steel parts, beveled edges, and blued screws. The scene of Dresden continues on this side of the watch, further highlighting the connection between the timepiece and the city’s rich heritage.

The PanoMaticInverse Limited Edition comes on a blue Louisiana alligator leather strap equipped with a platinum folding clasp and is priced at  $47,400.

To learn more, visit Glashütte Original, here.

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