A first for Officine Panerai, this year the brand releases the Luminor Calendario Perpetuo watch - a function Paneristi (cult-like Panerai followers) have been clamoring for. It isn't enough to create a new movement and function, though. The brand also had to house it in a case made from its own proprietary materials. The version shown here is crafted in Goldtech, a special material developed by Panerai that offers a richer luster and improved scratch resistance. Interestingly enough, the perpetual calendar indications are on the back of the watch. The dial features the typical Panerai Luminor hours, minutes and seconds, and then o!ers day and date indication at 3 o'clock and 24-hour GMT function at 9 o'clock. Flip the watch over and the wearer is treated to the perpetual calendar indications, including year, leap year, days and month displays, and more. Just 270 pieces will be made.
|Complications||Power Reserve Indicator |
|Water resistance||50m |
|Power reserve range (hours)||49 - 72 |
|Power reserve||72 hours |
|Case size||Large (>39mm) |
|Case diameter (mm)||44 |
|Case colour||Rose Gold |
|Case material||Goldtech |
|Limited edition||Limited edition |
|Where to buy||Panerai in New York |
|Watch Price Range||< $100,000 |
Founded in Florence, Panerai was not only a workshop, but also the city's first watchmaking school, helping to perfect and keep the craft alive under one roof. Equated with high quality, the brand supplied precision instruments such as naval combat sights and a radium-based powder that it developed to make the dials of instruments brighter. Panerai's Luminor collection continues to be a popular timepiece that remains radiant through its luminous Arabic numerals and polished steel casing.The brand's close ties with the navy also instigated the creation of the renowned instrument we know today as the Radomir watch, a high functioning timepiece that features manual mechanical movement, wire lungs and is water resistant. To date, Panerai has continued to support nautical activity, partnering with UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission last year to help promote the sustainable development of ocean sciences. This collaboration yielded The Submersible eLab-ID, a concept watch with the highest percentage of recycle-based material ever.