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In honor of International Women’s Day 2024, Glashütte Original has unveiled a new women’s watch collection featuring an in-house movement and a moonphase on the dial. The brand new Glashütte Original Serenade Luna watch is available in four variations (but if you consider strap and bracelet options, there are actually seven references to choose from) including two unadorned steel versions, one in steel with diamonds, and one in red gold with diamonds.
Regardless of the material, all of the new-for-2024 Serenade Luna watches have petite 32.5mm round cases, which measure a slender 8.9mm in height. The polished bezels are either left as is or set with 48 diamonds. In addition, the diamond models include a rose-cut diamond set into the crown while the non-gem-set variants have a moonstone cabochon instead. Both sides of the cases are furnished with sapphire crystals and the Glashütte Original Serenade Luna watch are water-resistant to 30 meters.
The stainless steel Serenade Luna watches are available with either sunray blue or white mother-of-pearl dials. In contrast, the steel and diamond model is exclusively paired with a white mother-of-pearl dial. The most lavish of the new Glashütte Original Serenade Luna watch collection is the 18k red gold and diamond model, home to a golden green sunray dial. All of the Serenade Luna dials include white-gold applied hour markers embellished with 20 brilliant-cut diamonds. At the 6 o’clock position is the framed circular moonphase display — a specialty complication of Glashütte Original — where an iridescent mother-of-pearl moon rises into a star-studded night sky.
Driving the moonphase display, and the trio of hands at the center of the dial, is a brand-new movement designed especially for this timepiece, Caliber 35-14. The Caliber 35-14 is a self-winding movement that ticks away at 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz) and supplies 60 hours of power reserve to the Glashütte Original Serenade Luna watch. According to Glashütte Original, up to 95% of all of its movement components are produced in its workshops in the Saxon town of Glashütte, Germany. The beautifully finished movement can be viewed via the transparent caseback, dominated by the dramatic 18k red gold rotor (a first for the brand) engraved with a fine shell pattern.
The stainless steel models are offered with matching polished stainless steel bracelets or blue Louisiana alligator leather straps whereas the red-gold Glashütte Original Serenade Luna watch is fitted with a green Louisiana alligator strap that matches the golden-green dial. The watches benefit from a quick-change mechanism for easy strap switches.
Although these are all clearly dressier watches, I do like the variation in formality; the all-steel version with the blue dial and three-link bracelet is on the sportier end of things (my personal pick out of all of them) whereas the golden green execution is unabashedly opulent and ready for a swanky night out on the town.