Glashütte Original Serenade Luna

Diamond Life: A Closer Look at the Glashütte Original Serenade Luna

Glashütte Original goes glam with four slim and seductive new moon phase models.

By Rhonda Riche

As March is International Women’s Month, to show its appreciation for female watch enthusiasts, Glashütte Original has added four new moon phase models to its Serenade Luna collection.

Women, of course, are not a monolith. We all have different tastes, needs, and desires. So, we are pleased that, in form and function, these new Serenade Luna models appeal to different aspects of femininity.

First, for those who love mechanics, each version is equipped with a genuine manufacture movement, the Calibre 35-14. Next, fans of finishes will swoon over the sunray or mother-of-pearl dials. Finally, doyennes of design will note that the 32.5mm case can be either dazzling or demure, depending on the number of diamonds you opt for.

So, let’s get into the details.

The Moon & The Sunray

From the factory floor to the executive suites, any visitor to the Glashütte Original Manufacture can tell you that women make up a big part of the watchmaking team. So, it’s been interesting to see how its modern-day Ladies collection has evolved since it launched in 2007. Currently, this family consists of PanoMatic Luna, the Lady Serenade, and the Pavonina.

Therefore, if the question is “what do women want,” then Team Glashütte Original’s answer is “all of the above.” And these four new versions of the Serenade Luna – which combine the technical savvy of the PanoMatic Luna, the sportiness of the Lady Serenade, and the luxurious spirit of the Pavonina – are the latest tangible representations of that answer.

Each of the four models has a completely different personality, but there are some commonalities; for instance, all the models share a case with a diameter of 32.5mm that is water-resistant to 30 meters, have sparkling diamond indices, and feature a beautifully detailed moon-phase indication painted on a delicate mother-of-pearl background and studded with stars.

Three come with stainless steel cases (one of which has a diamond-studded bezel) and one in red gold and also adorned with diamonds. The polished bezels are either left plain or set with 48 diamonds. The diamond-set models include a crown set with a rose-cut diamond. Meanwhile, the stripped-down editions feature an apropos moonstone cabochon.

The stainless steel versions come with either a blue sunray dial or a mother-of-pearl dial, with the red gold version featuring a green sunray dial. Of course, Glashütte Original is rightly celebrated for the depth and detail of its dials; thus, for the sunray editions made in its Pforzheim factory, it took 70 to 80 steps to perfect this eye-catching surface.

Join the Movement

The diminutive format of this quartet doesn’t mean the brand skimped out on excellent performance. The refinement of the Serenade Luna continues on the inside.

To receive its “Made in Germany” quality seal, almost every aspect of these watches must be made in-house, which means, as an independent developer and maker of its movements, Glashütte Original performs many critical steps by hand.

Case-in-point: The Serenade Luna’s beautifully decorated Caliber 35-14 was developed specifically for this watch and uses state-of-the-art technology, including a silicon balance spring, a shock-resistant oscillating system, and a power reserve of 60 hours. Featuring a dramatic 18-karat red gold rotor (a first for the brand) engraved with a fine shell pattern, you can appreciate its craftsmanship through the sapphire caseback.

Pricing & Availability

Available now, the Glashütte Original Serenade Luna in stainless steel on a leather strap with a mother-of-pearl dial is priced at $10,900 (on a metal bracelet, this version retails for $12,000). The stainless steel version with a blue sunray dial and a leather strap will cost you $10,400 or $11,500 on a stainless steel bracelet.

For more information, check out the Glashütte Original website.

(Images © Glashütte Original)

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