Table clock

PAM00641

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Technical Details

Movement Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 15 ½ lignes, 4.5 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, two barrels. 127 components.

Functions Hours, minutes

Case Diameter 65mm, Polished AISI 316L steel

Dial Black with luminous hour markers.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

In Depth

The Panerai Table Clock has the perfection of a sphere: a sphere of transparent mineral glass, which encloses a dial that has become part of timekeeping history, and a Manufacture mechanical movement with a power reserve of eight days. The dial has the typical Panerai sandwich structure with the S.L.C. design, the most mysterious and minimalist of those developed in the history of Panerai, dating back to the end of the 1930s. The denomination “S.L.C.” refers to the legendary Siluri a Lenta Corsa, the human torpedoes which were ridden by the commandos during their missions equipped with Panerai instruments. The magnifying effect of the sphere also enables the engraving on the black dial to be admired, including the words “8 days” referring to the power reserve of the timepiece. The movement of the Table Clock is the Manufacture P.5000 calibre, hand-wound and with a power reserve of eight days; its inspiration is historical in that it is derived from the Angelus movements of some vintage Panerai watches. An elegant round base, made of brushed steel and personalised with the engraved words “Officine Panerai”, enables the sphere (65 mm in diameter) to rest safely on a table.

Materials

Steel

AISI 316L 1.4435 stainless steel is Officine Panerai’s material par excellence since it is highly resistant to corrosion and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for contact with the skin.

The Panerai watches created for the Italian Navy were made of austenitic stainless steel, a reliable material that was also resistant to the extreme environmental conditions in which the commandos operated. AISI 316L, a specification of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is an austenitic stainless steel alloy with a chromium content of 16–18%, 11–14% nickel and 2–3% molybdenum.

Officine Panerai uses the low-carbon variant of this alloy: the lower carbon content of the steel improves its welding qualities where the metal’s thickness is 6mm or less. The excellent technical qualities of this material make it an essential element of every new Officine Panerai collection.