is a milestone with both elegance and practicality. The large calendar with Glashütte’s unique features coincides with its 15th anniversary, and the double gooseneck trimmer has entered its tenth spring and autumn.
The gooseneck fine-tuning device makes the connoisseurs fascinated at first sight and makes people look for a long time. For its owner, it is an observable pulsation and occasionally requires the help of a small magnifying glass, which has been fascinating for a while.
As the name suggests, the gooseneck fine-tuning device enables fine-tuning of the watch movement. In 2002, this innovative mechanism was first launched worldwide. It was specially designed and manufactured for the 65 manual-winding movement. It is used exclusively by PanoReserve. This device can fine-tune the movement with excellent accuracy. Two finely crafted gooseneck springs are produced in Glashütte’s factory using electrical spark etching. They are then hardened by hand after being hardened. They were then mounted on the balance plate, the core component of watch construction.
First ensure the best stability of the components. Secondly, the balance plate is hand-carved and painstakingly plated to provide a very special stage for the gooseneck spring. The double gooseneck springs each independently adjust the speed of the watch and the positioning of the oscillating system. The gooseneck trimmer spring on the right is used to adjust the fast and slow hands. It can lengthen or shorten the balance spring and speed up or slow down the movement. The gooseneck trimmer spring on the left is used to push the screw balance spring bracket, thereby adjusting the end of the hairspring, or ‘falling distance’. Similar settings or pre-adjustments are done with hairspring clips and screws; fine-tuning is achieved with screws and gooseneck springs. The watchmaker usually adjusts the entire oscillation system to complete the accuracy adjustment. In this way, it is like injecting life into a new eccentric power reserve watch (PanoReserve).
At first, this gem of watchmaking art was only seen when people took their watches off their wrists. This inspired Glashütte’s design engineers to have an unusual idea. This extraordinary device now appears on the dial. This design first appeared in the PanoInverse XL. The watch with a new case was introduced at the 2012 Basel Watch & Jewellery Show. When a gossamer balance device with double gooseneck trimming appears on the dial, coupled with anti-glare sapphire crystal on the surface and back, the hairspring in oscillation is beating like a heart.
These two innovations commemorated this year are not only merged in the PanoReserve watch, but also in another classic model of Glashütte, the popular PanoMatic Lunar watch. The Eccentric Moon Phase Watch (PanoMaticLunar) also debuted at the 2012 Basel Watch & Jewellery Show with a new design. The double gooseneck fine-tuning device reveals its extraordinary ability in the 90-type self-winding movement; the pearl tourmaline does not cover the precise oscillation system at all.
A large calendar that has become a major feature of Glashütte is presented on the side of the dial, creating a practical and exceptionally elegant look for the PanoMatic Lunar watch. After 15 years, although it has the perfect recognition in the industry, it can still arouse the enthusiasm of watch connoisseurs around the world. Compared to other alternatives (where the two date disks overlap each other), its decisive advantage lies in the concentric coaxial plane, and Glashütte immediately applied for a patent for this innovative design.
On large calendars, small ten-digit discs are printed with numbers from 0 to 3 only, rotating around the center of a larger ‘units’ disc containing numbers from 0 to 9. The date window does not need to obscure the difference between the two discs with a disturbing center bar, as is the case with competitors’ solutions. For the 31-day month, there is a support plate that can ensure that the ten-digit disk does not turn to ‘0’ on the 30th, and that the single-digit ‘1’ stays in place at midnight on the 31st. Supporters of Glashütte’s characteristic large calendar may have a hard time making a decision, because in the Pano line, they will find two other masterpieces, the PanoGraph and the PanoMaticCounter. XL) Combines large calendar with column wheel.