Endowed with all the aesthetic codes and horological content of the worldâ€™s best watchmakers, these new timepieces for men assert a new level of personality and refinement. Demonstrating finesse, creativity and the highest levels of accuracy, each model epitomises the best of the best.
Timeless Innovation Radiomir Firenze Special Edition, Panerai The brushed steel case of the new Radiomir Firenze Special Edition is 47mm in diameter; the same dimensions as the first watch created by Officine Panerai in 1936. It is entirely decorated with hand engraving by expert Italian craftsmen, the designs inspired by motifs that recur in Florentine iconography. Each case requires more than a week of work, made particularly demanding by the hardness of the AISI 316L stainless steel. The movement of the timepiece is the hand-wound P.3000 calibre, designed and made in the Panerai manufacture in NeuchĂ˘tel, and can be admired through the sapphire glass porthole, which is positioned in the centre of the back. The two spring barrels connected in series provide a power reserve of three days and the balance, which is unusually large (13.2 mm in diameter), oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz). Consistent with its origins as a watch originally designed for military use underwater, the Radiomir Firenze is water-resistant to 100 metres and it is supplied with a black alligator strap with contrasting ecru stitching. Only 99 examples of the Special Edition exist, sold exclusively in Officine Paneraiâ€™s historic Florence boutique in Piazza San Giovanni. www.panerai.com
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