This limited edition watch may be hard to come by, but we had to give it a closer look. Back in 2021 we saw Officine Panerai release a pair of perpetual calendar watches (PAM00742 and PAM 00715) with distinct color options. Now they’ve returned to this concept with a tinted sapphire dial that fully reveals the day and date discs moving underneath. A unique timepiece that also includes a trip to Italy and a NFT for those lucky enough to acquire one.The 44mm cushion-shaped case is made of 18k Goldtech, which is a proprietary alloy that consists of gold and platinum. It has an overall high polished finish, except for a satin-brushed finish on the crown-protecting piece and caseback.On the flip-side is a sapphire exhibition caseback that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement. Also on full display is a three-quarter plate with the month, year, leap year, and a power reserve indicator. It comes equipped with the iconic Luminor Marina crown protection with the locking gear lever that secures the setting-crown in place. All these perpetual calendar complications can be set through the rotating crown, thanks to craftsmanship behind the P.4100 movement.All topped by a smoked sapphire crystal that still allows a complete view of the day and date discs. Water-resistance can reach up to 50 meters (165 feet).Time is exhibited on smoked sapphire dial with hour indexes and Arabic numerals 6 and 12, while underneath we can see various other moving parts of complications.There is a sub-dial at 9 o’clock with a small seconds and the day-night AM/PM indicators, which operate in conjunction with an arrow-tipped GMT hand that points out the second time zone. While on the parallel side at the 3 o’clock position are two gold framed windows with the current day and date.At first glance this layout may seem very “busy”, but once you get acquainted with it this is a quite simple design. The see-through aspect of the dial leaves all these numerals and weekdays exposed to us, but the upper layer does manage to stand apart.The central hands, sub-dial hands, hour index markers and Arabic numerals have been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Panerai Luminor Calendario Perpetuo Goldtech
The “Panerai Luminor Calendario Perpetuo Goldtech” (Ref#: PAM01269) is powered by the self-winding in-house mechanical movement, caliber P.4100 with 55 jewels, 15 ½ lignes, and 28,800 vph. It comes equipped with a 22k micro-rotor that can store energy in two barrels. Power reserve can last up to 72 hours (3 days), when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is an alligator scaled strap with exposed stitching, while secured to the wrist by a Goldtech trapezoidal pin buckle. It also comes with an extra black rubber strap and a screwdriver to assist with strap swaps.This is a limited edition of only 33 manufactured pieces. Each buyer of the Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo will receive a ticket to visit the Panerai heritage, the city of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. They will also receive access to an exclusive NFT created by an artist to mark the occasion. For more up to date information visit the official Officine Panerai website here.