The timepiece will be available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, with one of them destined at the yacht owner, the winner-to-be of the transatlantic race. The case-back of the model feares an engraving of the logo of the Panerai Transat Classique 2012.
The new Panerai watch is equipped with the P.2006 hand-wound movement, an in-house split-seconds chronograph movement with vertical clutch and twin column wheels. The 356-component, 34-jewel movement is operating at a frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour.
The split-seconds function is presented via two superimposed partially independent hands. The first hand is is the chronograph hand managed by the 8 o’clock button. The second hand is managed by the 10 o’clock button and allows to measure partial times or a second event simultaneous with the first. For better readability, the hand of the small minute counter jumps instead of moving continuously.
The 47 mm case is sculptured in brushed titanium. The case construction incorporates the brand’s classic lever device that hermetically seals the winding crown to guarantee 100-meter water-resistance.
The large black dial is framed by a polished titanium bezel. It sports luminous dots and hour markers. It is built with two superimposed discs with a layer of Super-LumiNova found between them to guarantee perfect legibility and readability under any light conditions.
The Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio watch is teamed with a rubber strap fitted with a large-size brushed titanium buckle. It is accompanied by a second interchangeable strap, a tool to change the strap and a steel screwdriver.
The timepiece is available exclusively via the brand’s boutiques throughout the world and via a small number of specialist watch shops.
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