Unique edition of 50 units
Hand-wound mechanical movement, Panerai P.3001/10 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 6.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 210 components.
Hours, minutes, power reserve on the back.
Diameter 50 mm, 18 ct. polished red gold.
18 ct. polished red gold.
Hinged cover, 18 ct. polished red gold.
Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.
Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.5 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
5 bar (~ 50 metres).
PANERAI personalized watch chain in 18 ct. polished red gold.
POCKET WATCH 3 DAYS ORO ROSSO – 50MM
Unique edition of 50 units
The absolute purity of Panerai’s design achieves an unprecedented and exclusive expression in the new gold pocket watch, an extremely elegant Special Edition of only 50 units: the Pocket Watch 3 Days Oro Rosso (PAM00447).
The pocket watch is one of the most elegant and sophisticated masculine accessories:: it was during the First World War that the wearing of wristwatches began to spread among men, gradually transforming the pocket watch as an everyday item into an exclusive rarity, reserved for connoisseurs and collectors. In the first decades of the 20th century, Panerai’s Orologeria in Florence was a popular destination for anyone looking for a pocket watch, as is expressed by the inscription “Orologi da tasca delle principali marche svizzere” (“Pocket watches of the main Swiss brands”) on the window facing the Baptistery in Piazza San Giovanni.
The case of the Panerai pocket watche has the simple, perfect cushion shape of the Radiomir, the first prototypes of which date from 1936. Available in red gold, the polished case 50 mm in diameter has a single gold bow surrounding the winding crown at 12 o’clock, instead of the classic wire strap attachments. The dial of the watch is in the classic Panerai style, with large baton hour markers and numerals at the cardinal points, and it has a brown sun-brushed finish which endows the red gold model with a sophisticated appearance of great depth. The new pocket watches reproduce the construction which has been typical of Panerai dials since the 1930s: two superimposed discs enclose a layer of ecru Super-LumiNova®, which shines with exceptional brightness through the apertures in the upper disc corresponding to the hour markers. This structure ensures remarkable legibility even under conditions of very poor light.
As is often the case with precious objects of understated elegance, it is the back of the watch that hides the most fascinating surprise for enthusiasts of high quality watchmaking. The large round cover concealing the movement can easily be opened in order to admire the finish of the P.3001/10 calibre, completely developed and made in the Officine Panerai manufacture at Neuchâtel and presented for the first time in a new version, with the bridges and the two barrels skeletonised and with chamfered polished angles. The skeletonising enables the finish and sophistication of the details of the movement to be observed, such as the wheelwork and the gilded engraving. It also reveals the operation of the calibre, for example, the unwinding and winding of the springs in the barrels as the watch is running or while it is being wound. A fascinating spectacle which is protected and concealed from view by means of the polished cover, the outside of which can be personalised with engraving.
Also completely original and with every detail designed by Officine Panerai is the watch chain 40 cm long, the design of which is inspired by nautical chains. Like the case, it is made entirely in red gold, terminated by two hooks of the same material which engage easily and securely.
Consistent with the history of the brand, every Panerai watch has a high degree of water-resistance and the Pocket Watch 3 Days Oro Rossois no exception, being guaranteed to resist a pressure of five atmospheres (equivalent to a depth of about 50 metres). The exquisite mahogany box specially made to contain the watch also includes a special stand on which the watch can be placed when it is not being worn, turning it into a unique table clock.
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.