Whether it's a "little black number", elegant black pumps, a simple white blouse or sophisticated string of pearls, every woman appreciates the classics that never go out of fashion. The new versions of the successful Lady Serenade line bring refined blacks and innocent whites to the feminine wrist. Each of the models in this line strikes, with its colours, decorations and materials, an individual, unmistakable note. This year Glashütte Original presents three new versions of the Lady Serenade that play with refined contrasts and prove, in the most delightful ways, that opposites attract.

In the world of fine watchmaking, women have proven to be true trend-setters on more than one occasion. As a result, the Glashütte Original manufactory pays particular attention to flawless style and construction of its ladies' watches. With the new Lady Serenade models the play of opposites takes pride of place: the timeless contrast of light and dark, matte and polished surfaces, clear design and playful details lends these
timepieces their irresistible charm and exquisitely sensual character.

Two of the versions combine the eternal favourite colour of the international fashion world with a metallic brilliance: elegant, deep black dials, made with great care by the manufactory's own dial-makers in Pforzheim, enhanced with a sun-burst decoration and then coated in a galvanic bath, and black Louisiana alligator leather straps stand in elegant contrast to a finely worked case in stainless steel or warm rose gold. The date disc in the
window at 6 o'clock takes up the dark tones of the dial, while the indexes take their colour cue from the case. This "little black number" cuts an elegant figure for any occasion.

With the third variation this collection premieres a design whose timeless charm makes it a candidate to become a modern classic. For the first time, Glashütte Original presents a Lady Serenade in a refined bi-colour edition. The midsection of the case in classic stainles steel is complemented by a bezel and crown in rose gold.

The dial is fashioned in fine white mother-of-pearl whose iridescent shimmer and natural textured hues make each piece unique. The fragile nature of mother- of-pearl means that it must be treated with great care, all the more so as the filigreed gilt applique indexes are applied by hand. The graceful composition finds the perfect finishing touch in a creamcoloured Louisiana alligator leather strap.

At the heart of the Lady Serenade beats the automatic manufactory Calibre 39-22. Its second-stop function assures that when the crown is pulled out the seconds hand comes to a halt, allowing one to set the time with great precision. A sapphire crystal case back allows one to admire the complex construction of the movement as well as the elaborate decorations that give it a supremely elegant appearance: the fine stripe finish on the

Glashütte three-quarter plate and the skeletonised rotor, the bevelled edges and the polished steel components. A glance at the movement reveals as well a further characteristic of the Glashütte art of watchmaking: the swan-neck fine adjustment, which enables precise regulation of the rate and whose curved lines do more than justice to this watch's lovely name.

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