With this 47mm brushed titanium case with a polished titanium bezel powered by the P2006/3 in-house developed caliber, seems like Officine Panerai takes fine watchmaking to a superior level, demonstrating that it is a brand of the future, without resuming only at improving its technology, but breaking down new standards of watchmaking complications and aesthetics.
Let`s first stop at the rattrapante function, meaning the split-seconds one that engages two hands. The first one is controlled by the button located at 8 o`clock that can start/set/stop the chronograph hand. The second one is activated by the button located at 10 o`clock that can measure a second event or partial times. On the black dial, the hand of the small minute counter moves in jumps which makes it easier to read. The 8 days power reserve (working with three spring barrels) ruler is traditionally located just above the 6 o`clock hour indicator, as this model doesn`t have any kind of numerals, only baton shaped indicators and dots, all luminescent. The minute counter is located at 3 o`clock and the seconds one at 9 o’clock, all well isolated to not interfere with each other and make time reading easy.
The seconds reset function will turn to zero the seconds hands, enabling the watch to synchronize with a reference signal. All the functions can be maneuvered through the winding crown that has the famous lever that seals it and offers 100m water resistance.
Keeping the original design of the 1930`s, the sandwich type shape of the case and the rounded lugs are part of this watch legacy, as standard characteristics of the series, an exceptional tribute to the brand`s history that proves to be more fashionable then lots of our days new watch models. This is a timepiece desired by many watch lovers, not only by the Paneristi enthusiasts.
Striking touches of blue fire up the chromatic of the dial pointing with precision at the seconds scale on the outer edge and reminds us that this is a sport watch, although the retro lines of the design makes it versatile and you will make no mistake wearing it on casual, even elegant occasions. You just need to change the rubber strap with the Panerai logo, and you can do it yourself with a special tool that operates the quick release lugs system. A solid titanium buckle secures the watch on the wrist, and be sure that the titanium will lift any sort of weight feeling, as it`s especially used to make the watch more light.
The see through sapphire crystal allows us to have an eye to this high-tech beautifully decorated movement, all details testifying for a history fully packed with technical achievements and ingenuity.
The classic appeal of the original watch used in amphibian operations by the Italian and Egyptian navy makes this timepiece a work of art that, combined with some important complications, transforms it in an ultra-modern sport watch. Relying more on classic lines and retro touches, without all the fuzz and the bling of the majority of sport watches out on the market, this model stands out from the crowd and creates the incomparable feeling of originality.