Manufacture with a love for tradition
From its first watch shop founded in 1860 in Florence, until its magnificent production center opened in 2014 in Pierre-à-Bot, in the hills that surround Neuchâtel, Officine Panerai has not stopped surprising us with creations that combine the elegance of the Italian design with the tradition of the Swiss technology.
The watch house develops and manufactures in its own shops (from 2002 until today), a whole range of movements that offer the most sophisticated functions. The Luminor collection surges in 1949, it is characterized by the bridge protecting the Crown and the reinforced handles made from the same steel block of which the box was created. The box has the shape of a cushion (like the Radiomir of 1940) and a flat, wider bevel. This models are known as Luminor 1950.
In this occasion, we present the to you the most recent piece of this collection: the Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT. This is an extremely elegant watch that incorporates two of the archetypal characteristics of the collection, the protector bridge and the indicator of the reserve of linear march at six hours, and has quite singular qualities. It has a manual winding mechanism of Panerai manufacture (p. 2002) that guarantees an absolute precision and feeds the extraordinary winding reserve of eight days; it works with three kegs, you can set the second hand to zero, date and a GMT with 24hr indicator.
The box of this notable watch is 44 mm in diameter; the Brown sphere is covered with an antireflection sapphire crystal 14 mm in width and at the bottom of the box, the same crystal allows the mechanical movement to be observed. Its legibility is impeccable, both in day and night time, thanks to the Arab numbers and luminescent indexes. It comes with a crocodile-brown strap and a clasp of pink gold, with another exchangeable strap, a tool to change it and a steel screwdriver.
I cordially invite you to go to your Peyrelongue Chronos store to see this marvel, where we will wait for your visit and by all means we will take care of you as always.
Text: Luis Peyrelongue ± Photo: ©Peyrelongue