Glashutte Original PanoMatic Counter XL Watch - Another Intriguing Complication

Aug 19, 2010
Glashutte Original has created another innovative timepiece - the PanoMatic Counter XL. The heart of the novel watch is the new Calibre 96-01 automatic movement, a classic column wheel chronograph with flyback function built from 584 individually-crafted components.

The movement is based on the brand’s famous Calibre 95 that incorporated the patented bilateral winding step gear system used to guarantee utmost efficiency.

The latest Glashutte Original calibre boasts a novel complication, the creation of which required 217 individual components: at 9 o’clock, the watch features a special counter that allows the watch owner count up, count down or reset to zero with help of pushers found at 9, 8, and 10 o’clock respectively (to be specific, you can count and keep track of different things from 1 to 99).

The counter shows off big-sized Arabic numerals in red in a black double-digit window. It is nicely balanced by the panorama date window at 3 o’clock.

The lower part of the galvanized black dial displays hours and minutes dial with applied white gold numerals, hour markers and white gold hands, while the upper part displays a “floating” chronograph stop-seconds counter, with the 30-minute and subsidiary seconds counters positioned at the lower level. You will notice that the zero markers on the two counters are re-positioned not to be hidden by the overlapping chronograph counter.

The face of the Glashutte Original watch is shielded by an anti-glare sapphire crystal. The transparent case back reveals beauty of the movement, with the three-quarter plate with Glashutte ribbing, a swan-neck fine adjustment and a manually engraved balance cock, beveled edges and blued screws.

The Glashutte Original PanoMatic Counter XL watch has a 42mm case rendered in stainless steel and coupled with a black alligator leather strap.

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