The case of the new Panerai watch is produced from an innovative material characterized by outstanding durability not influenced by time. The Panerai composite was born due to an electrochemical process of ceramization of the aluminum.
The material is harder than the ceramics usually used by watchmakers for watch cases. It is also harder than steel and titanium. Moreover, it is lighter.
The Panerai composite, characterized by ductility and reliability, allows the brand’s watchmakers to come up with sophisticated and extremely precise workings. The processes employed in the creation of this material, have been suggested by the processes carried out when producing components for the aeronautic industry and for car and motorcycle races, the fields where the highest levels of performance are of vital importance.
The Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8 Giorni - 47 mm demonstrates a mono-color look. The case and the crown of the watch are created in matt, deep brown, matching the brown of the dial. The case is coupled with a vintage leather strap, also in brown.
The strap stitching reflects the ecru color of the Superluminova on the hands and other details of the ‘sandwich-construction’ dial, completed with indexes and numerals, the small-seconds sub-dial found at 9 o’clock, the words Marina Militare and Panerai and the second sub-dial featuring the inscription 8 giorni brevettato, inspired by the historic Panerai models. The sapphire crystal, formed of corundum, is 1.9 mm thick and provided with anti-reflective coating.
The new Panerai Radiomir watch accommodates a hand-wound mechanical movement - the P.2002/7 Calibre. The 191-component, 21-jewel movement has been developed and built entirely by Officine Panerai. The mechanism, with a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, incorporates three barrels for a remarkable 8-day power reserve, inherent to all Panerai watches since the 1940s.
The Panerai Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8 Giorni - 47 mm watch will be limited to 1000 pieces. The timepiece, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, boasts 100-meter water-resistance.
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