At the 2013 SIHH, Panerai presented a tourbillon ceramic pocket watch in two places. This is the first time that Panerai has launched a pocket watch. Panerai started as a military watch. It is not surprising that it has never launched a pocket watch. After all, it will not give you time to find a pocket watch in your pocket on the battlefield. Most of the pocket watches we usually see now follow the popular retro line. This time Panerai also played retro for a while to pay tribute to history, but it did not focus on a specific style, but still retained the unique temperament of Panerai. Be a different kind of retro style. Official model: PAM 00446
The two-time tourbillon ceramic pocket watch is the first pocket watch launched by Panerai, but it has a precedent in the history of the brand. Since the opening of the Panerai watch shop in Florence, the words ‘Pocket watches by the main Swiss makers’ have appeared on its window, but Panerai’s ‘Creative Workshop’ Never limited to the sale of pocket watches, as early as the early 20th century, the brand created a series of timing tools for the Royal Italian Navy.
Detailed illustration of the functions of tourbillon ceramic pocket watches in Panerai
The diameter of this pocket watch is 59 cm, which is much larger than that of a normal watch. Surrounded by a black ceramic case, it gives designers more display space. The dial adopts a hollow design, which is patchwork and avant-garde design. You can see the square honeycomb structure, which is made of nickel.
The elongated hour markers and hour hands are located on the top layer of the dial, suspended above the skeletonized movement, and the white luminous coating adds three-dimensionality. Through the metal grid on the second floor, you can see the continuously moving hollow movement, as if watching a large factory that is constantly running.
Between 7 o’clock and 8 o’clock is the tourbillon speed regulating device. The earliest invention of the tourbillon was to correct the position error and possible friction resistance caused by the gravity of the earth on the pocket watch. The pocket watch is equipped with a movement based on the P.2005 movement launched by Panerai in 2007. This movement interprets the tourbillon speed control device in an innovative way, and contains the frame of the balance wheel and escapement. It rotates around an axis perpendicular to the balance wheel, not parallel to it, and it rotates once every 30 seconds instead of the traditional 60-second cycle. This construction can more effectively compensate for travel time errors, and thus measure time more accurately.
The bracelet is connected to the case by a cutout. The shape of this hollow-out device is very similar to that of the Panerai Luminor case’s unique crown guard, and it can be easily removed with the press of a small button.
The bracelet is also made of black ceramic. The design of the bracelet links is inspired by the nautical measuring chain. They are connected together by universal joints to ensure the best resistance while achieving the best flexibility.
The watch is equipped with a P.2005 / S skeleton movement, where ‘s’ stands for ‘skeleton’. This movement has three barrels, which can provide a power reserve of up to six days, and the remaining power can be read through the indicator mounted on the back of the pocket watch.
Through the sapphire crystal glass on the back of the pocket watch, you can admire the exquisite skeletonized movement. This movement, which consists of 277 parts, uses various modification processes, and a large part of the components are blackened by electroplating. Adds a mysterious flavor to purely mechanical movement.
Summary: This two-time tourbillon ceramic PAM00446 pocket watch is powerful and avant-garde. For this pocket watch, the retro style is only its traditional form. The bone is still the rough men’s military watch. In addition, the pocket watch is also waterproof, ensuring that it can withstand 3 atmospheric pressure. The pocket watch is also equipped with a special holder, which can be turned into a clock with the help of the special bracelet. If such a clock is placed on the desk in the office, it must be very eye-catching. Pocket watches are available in a limited edition of 50 pieces and retail for $ 223,500.
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