Along the years Officine Panerai has proven its ability to add complications to its watches, but the “Perpetual Calendar” section had remained unexplored (except for one prior release) until now by adding this “Panerai Luminor Perpetual Calendar” to the collection. This latest pair of releases by OP also sheds some light on the skilled work developed by Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee in the form of their proprietary alloys Platinumtech™ and Goldtech™, plus the new caliber P.4100 movement. The 44mm case can be had in two different proprietary alloy options made possible by Panerai’s R&D division. First off we have the Platinumtech™ (PAM00715) which is a platinum alloy that Panerai says is “harder than conventional platinum with enhanced physical properties.Or we can choose the Goldtech™ (PAM00742) which consists of gold mixed with a percentage of copper that imbues the material with a rich and subtle red hue. It also contains platinum, which attributes the material with the capacity to prevent oxidizing and expanding its overall lifetime. In terms of looks the end result is a mid-way between the traditional yellow and rose gold tones. Meanwhile design wise these watches are quite standard with a mixture of brushed and polished finish. It includes the Luminor Marina style winding protection guard with the trademark crown locking device.On the flipside is a sapphire exhibition case back, which allows us to view some inner workings of the mechanical movement. But, much more than that are all the extra complications: current year, power reserve, month, and leap year indicators. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 50 meters (164 feet).Time is exhibited on Panerai’s iconic sandwich dial with a cut-out layer revealing a luminous plate layer underneath for all the index markers and numerals in either the green sun-brushed dial (PAM00715) or the blue sun-brushed dial (PAM00742). Both have a sub-seconds dial at 9 o’clock with a day-night indication, while the day-date windows are positioned at 3 o’clock. But, this is not just a day-date watch, this is a “Perpetual Calendar” or the spanish version of that “Calendario Perpetuo” as seen printed on the lower-half of the dial.The more complicated and less essential calendar indications (current year, power reserve, month, and leap year indicators) have been placed on the back side of this timepiece.There is also an independent GMT function indicated by the arrow-tipped central. All the hour index markers, Arabic numerals, central and sub-seconds hands have been fitted with a white luminescent luminescent hue, for an enhanced legibility.
Panerai Luminor Perpetual Calendar
The “Officine Panerai Luminor Perpetual Calendar” (References below) are powered by the new in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber P.4100 with 55 jewels, 433 components, and 28,800 Vph. It comes equipped with a micro-rotor movement and a perpetual calendar. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 72 hours (3 days), when fully wound.Mounted to these watches is a brown (PAM00715) or blue (PAM00742) alligator strap both with exposed contrasting ecru colored stitchings, while secured to the wrist by a pin buckle matching each version's case material. This is a limited edition of only 100 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official Officine Panerai website here or click on the direct links below.
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