Today, watchmaking is concentrated in two places, Switzerland and Glashütte in Germany, where the history of watchmaking dates back to 1845. At the height of the watchmaking industry, watches from here were sold all over the world. The story of Glashütte Original begins in this small town, where 176 years of watchmaking history have made Glashütte Original extraordinary. The watch has a very special German elegance and is very recognizable, and many watch lovers love the "specialness" of Glashütte Original.
The off-centered movement is inverted, an innovative design applied by Glashütte Original in its 2008 model. Normally, the double gooseneck trimmer would be on the back of the watch, but Glashütte Original's "back to front" inverted layout allows the hidden beauty of the double gooseneck trimmer to blossom on the dial.
Glashütte Original introduced the double gooseneck micro-adjustment mechanism in 2002, a technical innovation and an aesthetically significant design that has attracted millions of admirers. In the fine adjustment mechanism, the pressure spring of the fine adjustment presents a graceful curve, resembling the neck of a goose, which looks elegant and noble in a cold mechanical device, and is very high value. The patented Glashütte Original Double Gooseneck fine adjustment appears to be a single unit, but in fact the left and right goosenecks are independent. The right gooseneck fine adjustment is used to adjust the fast and slow hands, which can speed up or slow down the movement; the left gooseneck unit is used to push the screw balance spring bracket, thus adjusting the end of the spring. The double gooseneck mechanism is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also ensures that the movement keeps time more accurately. The balance bridge below the double gooseneck is hand-engraved and the bottom plate is pearled. The carefully carved pattern and the graceful gooseneck fine-tuning complement each other like a butterfly on the wing.
The three-quarter plate is commonly found at Glashütte movements, and in the case of the PanoInverse off-centered movement inverted watch, the charcoal-plated three-quarter plate is placed on the front of the watch and finished with the Glashütte column pattern. The off-centered design of the watch follows the golden ratio and has a visually pleasing aesthetic, while also allowing more space for the double gooseneck fine adjustment mechanism.
The hours, minutes and small seconds dials have an overlapping layout, and the embossed hour-markers on top add another dimension of interest by changing light and shade with the angle of the watch. The gold sleeve and ruby bearings are laid out on the dial, and to match the overall tone of the watch, the PanoInverse Off-Center Movement Inverted applies polished silver screws.
The PanoInverse Inverse has a diameter of 42 mm and a case made of steel with polished finishing. The double vision case is a traditional design that Glashütte Original has always adhered to, making the watch more recognizable. The movement is caliber 66-06 with a manual winding system and a power reserve of approximately 41 hours. Some watch enthusiasts prefer manual winding because it is more playful and you can clearly feel the mechanics when winding the watch.
There is no doubt that Glashütte Original's stunning inverted movement layout is unique in the world of watchmaking, with powerful functional components that exude a mesmerizing sense of craftsmanship. The movement has been reworked to achieve such an exceptional and beautiful upside-down watch.