With the new Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica – 45 mm, Ofﬁcine Panerai presents the combination of a high-tech material, ceramic, and a Panerai movement entirely developed andproduced in the manufacture in Neuchâtel: the hand-wound P.2002/3 calibre.
Ceramic has for some years established itself as a material of choice in the world of haute horlogerie for its appearance, its hardness and its resistance to scratches, corrosive agents and high temperatures. The synthetic ceramic used by Ofﬁcine Panerai for the case of the Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica – 45 mm is zirconium oxide (ZrO 2 ), a material obtained through a process of isostatic pressure on the material in powder form, which results in a particularly uniform, even appearance.
The Panerai hand-wound P.2002/3 calibre has a power reserve of eight days and it is notable for its three spring barrels and the linear power reserve indicator on the dial. As well as the date at 3 o'clock, the calibre also has the device which enables the hour hand to be rapidly adjusted without interfering with the movement of the minute hand.
The Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica – 45 mm has a completely black appearance, both in its ceramic cushion case and its dial with the characteristic sandwich construction, as well as in the buffalo leather strap closed by a titanium buckle with DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating. The back too is consistent with this appearance, having a smoked sapphire crystal window through which the movement can be seen. All the characteristic elements of the dial – the large ﬁgures and hour markers, the hands and the small seconds dial at 9 o'clock, the date window and the linear power reserve indicator – are covered with a layer of special ecru Super-LumiNova ® .
Produced in only 500 units, the Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica – 45 mm (PAM00384) is part of the Historic Collection.
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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