18 Feb

Panerai celebrates the Year of the Monkey

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.

16 Jan

Watches & Wonders: Panerai Radiomir dedicates to Galileo

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The most Italian of the Swiss brands honors the famous scientist by unveiling a new version of its iconic Radiomir 1940.

On the occasion of Hong Kong living Watches & Wonders, Officine Panerai revives its origins Florentine by manufacturing a watch as a souvenir of Galileo, the great Tuscan scientist, formulating the law of isochronism of small oscillations of the pendulum, revolutionized the history of timekeeping devices.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Officine Panerai, Galileo Museum in Florence in 2012 has created a section hosting exhibitions that focus on this period and interactive multimedia devices that illustrate the decisive best panerai replica handmade contribution of Galileo to the history of timekeeping devices. Meanwhile, the watchmaker created an exclusive collection of watches “Lo Scienzato” to pay tribute to the important legacy of this physicist, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer.

The latest creation of Officine Panerai collection “Lo Scienzato” is this new Radiomir Tourbillon GMT 1940 Oro Rosso – 48 mm – presented at Watches & Wonders. The sophisticated labor skeleton of his movement P. 2005 / S, a hand-wound caliber with a tourbillon regulator, strikes the eye immediately. Each component has been reduced to its basic structure, which allows to admire the arrangement, finishing and functioning of this movement in every detail, both in the face and across the bottom. But it is undoubtedly the rotation of the tourbillon cage that best replica panerai attracts the most attention. The mechanism created by Officine Panerai is unusual: it performs a complete rotation in 30 seconds, against the usual 60 seconds, and rotates about an axis perpendicular rather than parallel to that of the balance. This special design allows more efficiently compensate for the positional errors caused by the gravity, which ensures a more precise time measurement.
Plates and skeletonized bridges not only reveal the fascinating interlacing cogs and watch components, they will also be admired relaxation springs within three barrels that give the timepiece a six-day power reserve . Reserve the remaining power is indicated on the rear of the movement.