Noted for being the exclusive supplier of high-precision instruments to the Royal Italian Navy in the early 1900s and the creators of the first underwater military watch, the Italian watchmaker Officine Panerai offers exclusive horological creations that are a natural blend of Italian design, Swiss technology and passion for the sea. This internationally renowned haute horlogerie watch brand which earlier impressed us with its Ferrari two-counter chronograph, the red and yellow dial watches for the Ferrari Scuderia collection and the Panerai Radiomir limited-edition watchbox set has now created the special-edition pocket watch Tourbillion GMT Ceramica / PAM00446. Water-resistant and guaranteed to a pressure of atmospheres (30 metres), this exclusive pocket watch limited to 50 units, impressively combines the state-of-the-art technical content of contemporary and advanced haute horlogerie with echoes of Florentine-based brand's history.
The Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica consists of a 59 mm Radiomir case in ceramic made from zirconium oxide, inside which is the P.2005/S movement with tourbillon regulator, which is further enhanced by the sophisticated skeleton structure which impressively showcases the distinguished technical aspects of this in-house developed movement.
With a power reserve of 6-days, the pocket watch’s movement offers an extraordinary feature where the tourbillon cage makes two rotations per minute, so as to compensate for running errors due to gravity.
Further, the chain of this pocket watch which is inspired by that of a nautical chain, is attached to the case by a skelton device shaped like the characteristic bridge that protects the winding crown of the Panerai Luminor, and it too is made of black ceramic. And once the chain has been removed, the Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica can then be impressively transformed into a table clock.
Also, the haute horlogerie watch brand Officine Panerai at the opening ceremony of exhibition O’Clock - time design, design time in the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing will present an installation devoted to the design of its watches devised by Patricia Urquiola.