New: Glashütte Original PanoInverse 2023 Limited Edition

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Glashütte Original adds some life to their PanoInverse collection with a new 2023 limited edition model featuring an engraving of city blocks on the three quarter plate, visible from the case back.

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New: Glashütte Original PanoInverse 2023 Limited Edition

The new Glashütte Original PanoInverse 2023 Limited Edition Ref. 1-66-12-01-03-62 has a retail price of SGD 73,500 inclusive of GST.


The new Glashütte Original PanoInverse 2023 Limited Edition is a special limited edition of the PanoInverse which was first introduced in 2008. The launch models were in rose gold and white gold, and featured a movement with the now iconic double swan neck escapement. GO first introduced this double swan neck escapement in the Caliber 66 in 2002. The arrangement uses two swan neck fine adjustment systems to do the regular function of regulation and adjustment of the balance – with one swan neck used for to move the collet, and the other the hairspring. This is typically accomplished by the use of a single swan neck, but GO has decided on two, for virtuosity and to showcase the beautiful work of the engravings both the cocks as well as the black polished swan necks and indices of both devices.

The novelty is the same watch as the PanoInverse in stainless steel currently in the GO catalog, with the exception that the case is in platinum, and the movement plates feature the (laser) engraving of a fictional artist impression of a cityscape of skyscrapers on both the dial plate as well as the rear three quarter plate. GO has also previously released a platinum version of the PanoInverse but with a wavy guilloché pattern on the plates, and we understand that edition is now sold out. These engravings are in place of Glashütte ribbing (Geneva stripes) on the dial plates and rear plates which are used on the regular editions.

The steel PanoInverse is still on the current catalog, and has a retail price of SGD 17,100. While the limited edition Platinum edition of 2021 had a retail price of EUR 45k. We are not able to find the SGD pricing, but the SGD 73k for this novelty seems to be similar. Let us know in the comment section if you do. A PanoMaticInverse model, with the automatic caliber 91 is also available, but also no longer in the GO catalog.

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The Irresistible Rhythm of the City

This year’s PanoInverse Limited Edition offers a new interpretation of street art


Urban canyons and skyscrapers, billboard ads and graffiti artists: Glashütte Original’s latest creation takes the viewer on a journey into the pulsing heart of the big city – a place of unlimited possibilities. But not everything here is what it seems at first glance. In place of concrete and asphalt, the visitor finds precious metal and precision mechanics, and the noise and tumult of the city give way to a soft, gentle ticking. Precise laser engraving created this metropolis, which hums with the unmistakable rhythm of a manufactory movement made in Glashütte.

The urban jungle – Made in Glashütte

The PanoInverse Limited Edition opens up magnificent insights and views. Its movement serves as a canvas for a completely new interpretation of street art: filigreed skyscraper canyons on the front and back pull us irresistibly under their spell. Like any genuine exploration of a city, we discover something new on every street corner – from the clean lines of urban architecture to a cool mural in the making. On the front side, we cross the city from a great height and let its silhouette fire up our imagination. The journey continues on the back. The skyscrapers come closer and we make out revelatory slogans on the billboardads. We see window cleaners at work and catch a glimpse of a graffiti artist spraying a familiar logo on the wall. And finally, on one of the balconies, we spot a local resident – who appears to be watching us.

A watch that brings its inner beauty to the fore

There is good reason to choose a miniature network of streets as a theme for the new limited edition. The structure of cities represents modernity, technological progress and standard-setting visions – as does the PanoInverse itself. Its unusual architecture positions the balance bridge and the duplex swan-neck fine adjustment – normally only visible through the back of the watch – in full view on the dial side. To this end, a number of different movement components were newly designed and mounted in inverse order.

On this limited edition a refined, laser-engraved, galvanic black rhodium skyline runs across the three-quarter plate and the butterfly bridge, and is taken up again on the back of the watch. Not only do the sapphire crystals on the front and back and the partially skeletonized movement provide transparency, they also entice viewers into this street-artwork: The wearer’s own wrist is visible through the watch and becomes part of its history.

A clear, harmonious architecture

A city conceived by the designers and watchmakers from Glashütte cannot help but appear in an elegant costume. The polished and satin-brushed 42-mm platinum case sets the stage, and the Golden Ratio – precisely calculated proportions felt to be particularly harmonious – governs not just the architecture of buildings, but the design of the Pano Collection as well. These well balanced proportions are reflected in the asymmetric layout of the hour and minute displays, the small second and the understated power reserve at 2 o’clock. The colour of the watch is rounded off by a grey Louisiana alligator nubuck leather strap with a platinum double fold fastener that offers elegant wearing comfort.

The rhythm of a city that never sleeps

The heart of this big city beats in a rhythm as hypnotic as it is regular. The manual winding Calibre 66-12 has a frequency of 4 Hz and a running time of 41 hours – more than enough time for a quick city trip. The movement is elaborately crafted, decorated and regulated in the workshops at Glashütte Original. Numerous details point to the true home of the PanoInverse Limited Edition: screw-mounted gold chatons, ruby-red jewels, blued screws, beveled edges and polished steel parts provide positive identification as an Original from Glashütte.

Proud to be the Original. #PTBTO

The new PanoInverse, limited to 50 pieces worldwide, will be available from end of March 2023 from Glashütte Original Boutiques and selected dealers.

Glashütte Original PanoInverse 2023 Limited Edition Specifications

Model name: PanoInverse Limited Edition

Launch year: 2023

Reference number: 1-66-12-01-03-62

Limitation: 50

Movement: Manual winding Calibre 66-12, finely finished; frame parts lasered and rhodium-plated in black

Functions: Hour, minute (off-centre), small second (off-centre), power reserve display

Frequency: 28,800bph

Running time: 41 hrs

Case: Platinum, 42mm diameter

Dial: Anthracite coloured grained lacquer

Hands: White gold, convex and skeletonised

Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection on both sides

Case back: Sapphire glass

Strap: Grey Louisiana alligator nubuck leather with double fold fastener in platinum