Panerai

Angelo Bonati.

Angelo Bonati.

One of the most elegant accessories a man could have. The slightly pillow-shaped case goes back to 1936 and measures 50 mm. On top of the crown at 12 o’clock is a shackle for the chain integrated in the case.

Panerai has their roots in Florence, Italy, and with the Italian navy. Their watches are iconic in design as well as quality. Nowadays a Panerai is just as desirable in the secondhand market as a Rolex or Patek Philippe.

The pocket watch shown in Geneva has a face construction typical for Panerai since the 1930’s – two discs on top of each other, with the bottom disc plated with a layer of Super-LumiNova ® that gives a brilliant reflection through the openings for the hour markers, which makes the watch extremely easy to read even in very low light.

Pocket watch in rose gold with  three days power reserve, 50 mm, PAM00447  in a limited series of 50.

Pocket watch in rose gold with three days power reserve, 50 mm, PAM00447 in a limited series of 50.

Expensive items often have an air of elegance and luxury, and such is the case here. Under the cover in the back of the case is Panerai’s own movement caliber P.3001/10, completely developed and produced in-house, now for the first time in a skeleton version to make all the parts of the movement visible through the glass. The watch is waterproof to 50 meters and even the chain is very advanced, it’s 40 centimeters long and inspired by traditional nautical chains. The watch is delivered in a lovely mahogany case, complete with a little stand to lean the watch against if you wish to turn it into a table clock.