Panerai Unveils Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica - 48mm Watch at SIHH 2010

Jan 20, 2010
The Officine Panerai iconic Radiomir family welcomes a new exclusive member - the Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica - 48 mm. The new Radiomir watch will be available in a limited edition of just 30 pieces.

The zest of the new Radiomir watch is its eye-catching skeleton structure presented by the dial. The structure is made of an original mesh supporting both an external band, featuring small ecru-colored luminescent Arabic numerals and hour markers, and the subsidiary dials for the small seconds, tourbillon movement and am/pm.

The third central hand with a luminescent arrow point shows the second time zone. The hour and minute hands are also luminescent, providing perfect visibility under reduced light conditions.

The shape of the dial reveals numerous movement parts, with the tourbillon regulator featured at 10-11 oclock. The dial is reliably shielded by corundum sapphire crystal that is 1.9 mm thick and provided with double anti- reflective coating.

The case of the Panerai watch, measuring 48 mm diameter, is sculptured from a zirconium oxide ceramic. This material is highly appreciated by the brands watchmakers a remarkably hard and corrosion- resistant. It is initially pressed in a single block and then fine-milled to make it acquire, after a number of operations, its distinctive cushion shape.

The back-plate of the Panerai watch is produced from a ring of titanium. It incorporates a large sapphire crystal window that allows to rest ones eyes on the movement. The timepiece boasts 100-meter water-resistance, a true technical feat if to consider the technically sophisticated nature of the tourbillon movement and the unconventional material used for the case.

The new Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica - 48 mm watch accommodates an in-house hand-wound mechanical movement - P.2005/S. The tourbillon of the 277-part, 31-ruby movement rotates perpendicularly to the axis of the balance, performing two rotations a minute instead of a common one rotation to provide greater precision. The three spring barrels of the movement give an advantage of a 6-day power reserve, shown by a hand visible through the back plate moving through the arc of a circle.

The Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48 mm watch, reviewed by, is coupled with a comfortable leather strap equipped with an adjustable buckle crafted in scratch- resistant burnished steel.

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