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SIHH 2013 Preview - Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio - 47mm

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December 2012

The Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio is a split-seconds chronograph with vertical clutch and twin column wheels, and it offers numerous functions that are characteristic of top-of-therange mechanical watchmaking, all assembled in the P.2006 movement, entirely developed and created in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel.

The split-seconds function, also known as rattrapante, operates two hands that are superimposed and partially independent: the first is entirely controlled by the button at 8 o’clock, which starts, stops and resets the chronograph hand; the second, controlled by the button at 10 o’clock, is used for measuring partial times or a second event simultaneous with the first. To make it easier and clearer to read, the hand of the small minute counter moves in jumps instead of continuously.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio – 47mm
Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio – 47mm

The P.2006 hand-wound movement has a long power reserve of eight days, a traditional duration for Panerai watches. This is achieved by means of a special patented system of three spring barrels. The remaining power reserve can be read on the dial from a linear indicator above the number six.

To enable the watch to be synchronised perfectly with a reference signal, the P.2006 movement also has a seconds reset function, which zeroes the seconds hand by stopping the balance wheel until the winding crown has been returned to the running position.

The Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio has a brushed titanium case 47 mm in diameter, fitted with the classic lever device which hermetically seals the winding crown to ensure waterresistance to 10 atmospheres (equivalent to a depth of about 100 metres). On the back of the case, in the centre of the 12-sided caseback, is a sapphire crystal window through which the elegant finish of the P.2006 movement can be seen.

The bezel is made of polished titanium and surrounds a large black dial of great simplicity and sporting elegance. The structure of the dial consists of two superimposed discs with a layer of Super-LumiNova® between them: a type of construction which has been characteristic of Panerai watches since the 1930s, it provides great legibility and visibility even in situations of very low light, such as underwater.

Identified by the reference PAM00530 and produced in a limited edition, the new Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio is supplied with a rubber strap. It is part of the of the Officine Panerai Specialities collection.

Source: Sparkle PR Solutions for Panerai