Panerai celebrates the Year of the Monkey

By | 18th February 2016

As part of its series dedicated to Chinese New Year, the Swiss-Italian brand unveils a limited edition Luminor the effigy of the monkey.

The meeting between two ancient and remote traditions panerai replica uk gave birth to Sealand Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio. New special edition printed in only 99 copies during the year of the monkey in the context of the series created by Officine Panerai as a tribute to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the eighth model of this exclusive series launched in 2009 .

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The Year of the Monkey begins Monday, February 8, 2016 and will end Friday, January 27, 2017. In the Chinese Zodiac, monkey embodies virtues such as intelligence, eloquence and talent. Like all models in this series, this new Luminor 1950 Sealand boasts replica panerai a lid engraved with the image of the monkey. If the subject and style of engraving pay tribute to the Chinese astrological tradition, sophisticated technique used by Italian craftsmen is entirely manual.

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First, steel is burned using a special tool, the “sparsello”. gold filaments are then embedded within the furrows made in the steel. Gold is injected into several parallel layers, then hit up completely fill the grooves etched in order to beautify the image of the monkey. This work requires a very precise knowledge on the part of artisans, because the son of gold are inlaid on a cover that has been engraved and polished. This engraved lid, coupled with a small mirror in its interior conceals a minimalist gray dial with a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock. It is mounted on a 44 mm Luminor 1950 case, entirely made of stainless steel AISI 316L satin, like the crown protector device above the winding crown.

This watch has a manufacture caliber Panerai, the automatic caliber P.9000, with a 3-day power reserve, a bidirectional oscillating weight and a quick adjustment system of the time, which also comes from automatically change the date. The Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio Sealand – 44 mm (PAM00850), available exclusively in the Panerai boutiques around the world, is water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters deep). Mounted on a soft brown leather strap, it comes with an interchangeable strap, a screwdriver and a special tool to change the bracelet.

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