While SIHH 2013, where Officine Panerai will present it line-up for the year is almost a week away, the company has already presented one of its offerings for 2013 a while ago.
This is the Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio, or PAM00530.
The PAM00530 is a split-seconds chronograph powered by an in-house designed and built P.2006 movement.
Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio (PAM00530).
The PAM000530 has a brushed titanium case 47 mm in diameter, fitted with the classic Panerai patented lever device which seals the winding crown to ensure water resistance.
On the back of the case, is a sapphire crystal window through which the the P.2006 movement can be seen.
The bezel is made of polished titanium and surrounds a large black dial.
The structure of the dial is a pancake dial which consists of two superimposed discs with a layer of Super-LumiNova between them.
Rattrapante, refers to the split-seconds function.
The watch has two large seconds hands used in conjunction with the chronograph function.
The first is controlled by the button at 8 o’clock, which starts, stops and resets the chronograph hand.
The second hand, controlled by the button at 10 o’clock, is used for measuring partial times or a second event simultaneous with the first.
Basically, it is like a lap timer.
You can stop one second hand while allowing the other one to continue moving.
To make elapsed minutes easier and clearer to read, the hand of the small minute counter moves in jumps instead of continuously.
The P.2006 hand-wound movement has a long power reserve of eight days.
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.
The PAM00530 is limited edition, and is part of the of the Officine Panerai Specialities collection.
Movement: mechanical with manual winding. The manufacturing caliber Panerai P.2006 / 3. Diameter of 13 ¾ lines, thickness 9.6 mm, 34 jewels, balance Glucydur ®, 28,800 vibrations per hour. Shock resistant KIF Parechoc ®. Power reserve 8 days, three barrels. Two column-wheels, 356 parts. Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, linear power reserve indicator, reset second’s hand device, split-chronograph. Case: brushed titanium, diameter 47 mm. Buttons from brushed titanium with polished piping at the “8” and “10” o’clock position. Bezel: Polished titanium. Caseback: Transparent sapphire glass. Crown protection device (patented as a trademark): Brushed Titanium Dial: Black, with luminous hour markers. Minute indicator at the “3” o’clock position, second’ indicator at the “9” o’clock position, linear power reserve indicator at the “6” o’clock position, the central chronograph hand and split-chronograph. Crystal: Sapphire, corundum, 2 mm thick with anti-reflective coating. Water resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 meters). Strap: rubber with Panerai logo and solid titanium buckle, an additional strap, tool replacement and a steel screwdriver. Reference: PAM00530.