Panerai Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm
Panerai unveils a special edition dedicated to the Year of the Rooster, which will began on January 28.
The new Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm is the ninth creation in the series launched by Panerai in 2009 in honour of the fascinating tradition of the Chinese Zodiac. After the watches dedicated to the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat and the Monkey, the new Luminor 1950 Sealand welcomes the Year of the Rooster which will begin on 28 January 2017.
Each of the 99 watches produced for this special edition has been adorned by hand by the best Italian master engravers using the ancient technique of “sparsello”, so named after the special tool used to decorate the cover. First grooves are made in the steel before they are inlaid with gold threads in multiple parallel layers; these are then beaten until they completely fill the grooves which together form the outlines of the Rooster and the sophisticated decoration. The work requires extraordinary skill on the part of the craftsmen because the process of inlaying the threads of gold is carried out after the lid has already been engraved and polished, so the slightest error could damage all the work done previously.
The engraved cover protects a grey dial, simple and easy to read, with Arabic numerals, linear hour markers and luminous dots, a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the
date at 3 o’clock. The cover has a small signalling mirror on the back and it is fitted to the Luminor 1950 case, 44 mm in diameter, which is made of brushed stainless steel.
The watch is powered by the P.9000 automatic calibre, entirely produced in-house. The movement has a power reserve of three days and is fitted with a bi-directional oscillating weight and the device for quickly adjusting the hour hand, which also automatically changes the date.
The Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio - 44mm (PAM00852) is supplied with a strap of soft brown leather. Available exclusively in Panerai boutiques, the watch is presented with a spare black rubber strap, a special tool for changing the strap and a screwdriver.
Representing a blend of Italian design with Swiss watchmaking technology, Officine Panerai follows the inspiration of its home city of Florence, which was the cradle of the Renaissance movement and all the art and science for which it was famous.Find out more
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