The main Italian watch manufacturing company Officine Panerai didn't present anything revolutionary at SIHH 2011. Rather, they stored building on success of the last year's exhibition. Among such effective updates was the brand new Panerai Radiomir 8 Days watch.
The brand new model is presented inside a large black situation, which, as the specific model suggests, consists of scratch-resistant ceramic. Being essentially zirconium oxide powder - a fabric, broadly used not just by watchmakers, but additionally by automotive and aerospace industry - which was baked in an very hot temperature to be able to form an ingredient that's nearly impossible to scratch in normal conditions, the fabric is extremely lightweight, but, regrettably, quite fragile. So, even despite its apparent strength, still it must be given a diploma of respect. Or simply do not throw it on the ground while going to bathroom as well as other place with stone or tile paving.
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica PAM 384 hands-wound watch (crown, bezel and nubuck leather strap)
Calculating impressive 45 millimeters wide, the timepiece looks quite massive on the normal wrist. The result is partially balanced because of its set of relatively short signature "wire" lugs and it is carefully formed profile, therefore the watch can nonetheless be considered wearable by individuals getting relatively narrow arms, but nonetheless bear in mind it looks really substantial even on the normal wrist. This can be okay now when large watches continue to be extremely popular not just in the U . s . States, but additionally in Europe and Middle East. However, should you you will want one of these simple rugged special gems like a kind of investment, bear in mind that fashion changes constantly and, inside a decade approximately, marketplace for this "manly" timekeepers can become no more than this watch is very large.
The 45 mm cushion-formed situation houses their well-known P.2002/3 manufacture-made hands-wound movement that gives the timepiece having a formidable power reserve of 192 hrs (that's 8 days!) which might come especially handy if you do not intend to put on the piece every day.
Introduced at the begining of 2000s, the mechanism includes a daringly modern layout with simply minimal decoration on its three-quarter plate, that is restricted to polished screws, beveling and fine machine-brushing. After their earlier Valjoux-based systems that looked a little archaic to my taste, this new engine constitutes a quite strong impression. Although some might find the mechanism not particularly attractive in the deceitful simplicity, it surely looks diverse from actions powering similarly listed timekeepers produced by IWC along with other majors.
The Panerai Radiomir 8 Days rose gold moderately decorated movement is seen via a transparent azure very. The very isn't obvious, but is slightly smoked: a really nice touch, which supplies the timepiece having a certain macabre charm.
The timepiece includes a matte black layered dial having a small seconds display at 9 o'clock, a little date aperture at 3 o'clock and Panerai's signature straight line power reserve indicator at 6 o'clock.
Yes, there's nothing particularly new relating to this display, but, something informs me, that is what nearly all clients demand in the Italian brand: they need a brand new hi-tech watch that simultaneously looks absolutely classic.
The timepiece is shipped on the black zoysia leather strap that sports an enormous buckle made from black-covered titanium.