Unique edition of 300 units
Movement Hand-wound mechanical with skeletonized bridges, Panerai P.2002/10 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai,13¾ lignes, 6.6 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour, KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, 3 barrels. 245 components.
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT, 24h indicator, Power reserve indicator, Seconds reset
Case Diameter 45 mm, 18 ct. Polished Red Gold with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented).
Bezel Polished Red Gold
Back See - through sapphire crystal
Dial Blue with luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds and 24h indicator at 9 o’clock, linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.
Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum
Water Resistance 5 bar (~50 metres)
Strap Alligator, Dark blue, Anthracite, 27/20 MM Standard
* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.
* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.
Officine Panerai presents the Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso, an exclusive Special Edition of great elegance which pays tribute to the long history of brand by reinterpreting the classic Radiomir with details that are characteristic of sophisticated high quality watchmaking. The new Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso has a cushion case of polished red gold which encloses a dial of historic inspiration, derived directly from a rare model of the late 1930s. The design of the dial is minimalist with simple linear and dot hour markers. The various functions can be read directly: the date at 3 o’clock; the linear indication of the power reserve; and the small seconds counter with a.m./p.m. indicator for the second time zone. The dial is deep blue with a satiné soleil finish, elegantly set off by the warm tone of the 5Npt red gold, an alloy that has a higher percentage of copper than yellow or pink gold and a proportion of platinum. The same alloy, which provides greater toughness and strength, is used for the adjustable clasp closing the blue alligator strap, which is fixed to the case by the system of removable strap attachments patented by Officine Panerai. The open back reveals the sophisticated technical and aesthetic details of the hand-wound P.2002/10 calibre: this is a particularly complex version of the first in-house movement made in the Officine Panerai Manufacture at Neuchâtel.
Red gold is an alloy composed of gold, copper and other metals, and due to its technical properties and elegant appearance, it is an ideal material for use in fine watchmaking. The red gold used by Officine Panerai is a special alloy, different from standard red gold, called 5Npt.
Panerai 5Npt has a percentage of copper giving the material an intense red hue that is particularly elegant and sophisticated. Platinum is another fundamental element of the Panerai red gold alloy, as it helps to prevent the metal from oxidising. 5Npt has another important property: it has a high mechanical resistance than standard pink and yellow gold. It is the perfect material for Panerai high-end watches.
Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.
Have watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and renovate it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. The restoration of water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals in order to ensure the maximum water resistance and protection. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the underwater activities begin.
Have the movement of watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre in order to preserve its perfect operation. If the watch has a tendency to gain or lose time to a significant degree, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts.
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with fresh water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with fresh water. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use leather coming from endangered species taken from the wild.
The P.2002/10 calibre is a particularly complex version of the first in-house movement made in the Officine Panerai Manufacture at Neuchâtel. The bridges and barrels are finely skeletonised, so the details that appeal so much to lovers of haute horlogerie can be seen, such as the wheelwork in the same colour as the case, the progressive unwinding of the spring as the watch is running and its rewinding when it is being wound. The brushed bridges with gold-coloured engraving are finished with anglage (chamfering) while the plate is decorated with perlage (circular graining). As well as offering the functions of hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT and seconds reset, the P.2002 movement has a power reserve of at least eight days, thanks to the system patented byOfficine Panerai using three spring barrels arranged in series. The long power reserve of eight days has been part of the history of the brand since the 1940s, when it was important that the Panerai watches on the wrists of the commandos of the Italian navy should operate for long periods without requiring frequent use of the winding crown, one of the elements most vulnerable to external stresses.
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