Exactly 10 years prior, in 2008, Glashütte Original presented their PanoInverse XL watches. As you most likely know, Glashütte Original is situated in the watchmaking capital of Germany with a similar name; Glashütte. This town, close to Dresden, has various watch brands, however a couple can gauge themselves with the Haute Horlogerie that Glashütte Original fabricates. In 2008, the PanoInverse XL was presented by them, to show their abilities with regards to this Haute Horlogerie, and were accessible in white and rose gold. Presently, after 10 years, the PanoInverse is as yet in the assortment of Glashütte Original. Not completely indistinguishable, however for certain little changes. We were interested to perceive how this watch holds up following 10 years, and in the event that we would already be able to talk about a Glashütte Original classic.

Above, the two original PanoInverse XL models that were presented in 2008.

Glashütte Original PanoInverse

In rose gold and white gold, to fulfil the request by clients that needed to appreciate the feel of their development. A development that, since 2002, utilizes a duplex swan-neck fine change. The planners and development constructors at Glashütte Original thought of the hand-wound caliber 66 development at that point, showing the equilibrium connect on the dial side. The specialists from the little German watchmaking town needed to make very a few acclimations to come up with an outwardly satisfying arrangement, that showed the development as well as be a totally clear watch. So in 2008, the PanoInverse XL was conceived. Psyche the XL, as different watches were still a lot more modest at the time with 39.4mm, Glashütte Original wanted to show they’re talking gigantic here. The PanoInverse XL had a width of 42mm and still does today, just they chose to drop the XL in light of the fact that a significant number of the other Pano watches are presently measured 40mm (since 2012) and 42mm isn’t viewed as extremely huge any longer today. Throughout the long term Glashütte Original additionally presented other Pano models with XL designator, as those were likewise 42mm however these models have been eliminated in the mean time. So leave XL, however what remained was the PanoInverse and PanoMaticInverse.

Caliber 91-02 and 66-06

In 2014, Glashütte Original felt the time had come to add another form of the PanoInverse model. One with a programmed development, type 91-02. This is the PanoMaticInverse, where the ‘Matic’ obviously alludes to oneself winding development that is being utilized. Today, we find the two models in the assortment, the PanoInverse and PanoMaticInverse. The PanoInverse utilizes hand-wound caliber 66-06 and the PanoMaticInverse the previously mentioned type 91-02. What changed is that the PanoInverse opened up in steel just, and the PanoMaticInverse in steel and in 18-carat red gold. As envisioned above.

Below, photographs that Berti took of the caliber 66-06 hand-wound development and the caliber 91-02 self-winding movement.


Glashütte Original sent us two watches, the PanoInverse with hand-wound development and the PanoMaticInverse in red gold, with self-winding development. At the point when we visited their production in Glashütte some time back, we have been informed that their very good quality watches all have the hand-engraved equilibrium cocks. This is likewise the situation with the PanoInverse and PanoMaticInverse. The hand-wound type 66-06 is a cycle of the type 66 that was utilized in 2008. It has a distance across of 38.3mm and a thickness of 5.95mm. Glashütte Original guarantee that the proprietor of this watch will make some great memories noticing it, as the completing is lovely and mostly done by hand. The front side shows the 3/4-plate that is so unmistakable for Glashütte watchmaking. You’ll find sloped edges, Glashütte striping, perlage and chatons have been utilized for the rubies.


Caliber 91-02 is the programmed development for the PanMaticInverse, and an option for the individuals who don’t like hand-wound developments or need something in gold. The gold PanoInverse (XL) has been suspended, so it is just accessible with this programmed type 91-02 development. The degree of completing and the kind of completions are the equivalent for hand-wound type 66-06, added with a wonderful rotor that has a 21-carat gold swaying weight (rotor mass).

A Classic Or Outmoded?

Now, the greater part of the watches with a skeletonized dial or no dial by any means, are extremely traditional. Various brands have (re)introduced watches with dials that have an enormous opening that shows the pulsating heart of the watch, which can be exceptionally alluring for certain individuals I presume. At that point, there are watches that have a skeletonized development (and no dial). Frankly, I don’t see large numbers of them being a watch for somebody who adores an advanced mechanical watch, the greater part of them are little, slight and look somewhat delicate. It involves inclination for a specific style, yet the Glashütte Original PanoInverse in steel and the PaniMaticInverse in red gold are contemporary watches and will suit the youthful excited watch fellow however much they may do somebody who has been gathering for some decades.

Compared to the 2008 PanoInverse models (envisioned toward the start of this article), you will find that today’s models are nibbled more restrained, have a more modest bezel and now likewise accessible in steel. However, the watch is unquestionably a PanoInverse (42mm). This watch certainly has a place with the center models of Glashütte Original and is setting down deep roots. I’ve been informed that the PanoInverse models, particularly in tempered steel, have a place with the brand’s best sellers.

One who is keen on very good quality watchmaking and appreciate a delightfully completed development will clearly esteem the PanoInverse and PanoMaticInverse models from Glashütte Original. To catch the magnificence of these models, we chose to do a little video of both the PanoInverse in steel and the PanoMaticInverse in red gold.



Pricing and Availability

The watches I have highlighted in this article are the PanoInverse (Ref.: 1-66-06-04-22-05) and the PanoMaticInverse (Ref.: 1-91-02-01-05-30). The steel PanoInverse has a retail cost of 10,500 Euro (counting 19% VAT) and the red gold PanoMaticInverse has a retail cost of 25,000 Euro (counting 19% VAT). The steel model comes on a dark nubuck crocodile lash with collapsing fasten, and the red gold model on an earthy colored nubuck gator tie with collapsing catch (in gold). The PanoMaticInverse is additionally accessible in steel and retails for 12,500 Euro (counting 19% VAT).

None of these models are restricted versions and accessible by means of the Glashütte Original shops and organization of approved dealers.


I am persuaded that this watch isn’t for everybody out there, however nor does it should be as I would see it. As composed before, on the off chance that you appreciate top of the line watchmaking – maybe particularly German watchmaking – the PanoInverse and PanoMaticInverse truly show what Glashütte Original is prepared to do, without flaunting with extra-conventional complications. This is likewise reflected in the cost, as these models start at 10,500 Euro for the steel PanoInverse and 12,500 Euro for oneself winding rendition. I was a smidgen more attracted to oneself twisting variant in red gold. The posterior of the watch has some activity, where the hand-wound model shows maybe altogether too a lot of plate for me. Besides, I am much for gold watches nowadays. Customary perusers are presumably mindful of my slight inclination for gold watches since late years. I love the glow of the red-gold shade of the case (and collapsing fasten) and if there should arise an occurrence of the PanoMaticInverse, it gives a truly pleasant difference to the development. However, I likewise acknowledge I am in the minority still, yet for those there are two treated steel models to look over (and an extra bracelet).