Panerai packs a host of high complications into the Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon, which chimes the time, and offers a GMT function and a patented tourbillon escapement. The hand-wound skeletonized movement (P.2005/MR caliber) consists of 633 components; it’s the most complicated timepiece ever built by Panerai. With two barrels and four days of power reserve, the 49mm watch displays hours, minutes, seconds, GMT indication, local time, home time and, on the caseback, the power reserve.
The minute repeater strikes the hours, 10-minute intervals (not the typical 15-minute intervals) and the minutes past each 10-minute interval using three hammers and gongs in three different sounds.
The chimes can be activated for local or second time zones. The patented tourbillon regulator, the result of four years of research, rotates once every 30 seconds. Customers can select case metal, strap, hands and more.
Price: From $403,000 in titanium
Contact: Panerai in New York, +1 212 223 1562, panerai.com