Since the Richemont Group officially took over in 1997, Officine Panerai has become famous in the highly competitive high-end watch industry in an incredible short time, and many people attribute it to the brand A moving history, unique design and marketing. However, there is a more important and fundamental reason why Panerai can write the most legendary page of history in the watch industry: it is always working tirelessly to develop new models and movements with excellent performance. Just in the homemade movement part, since 2005 Panerai has successively published five complex performance movements, including P.2002, P.2003, P.2004, P.2005 and P.2006; it was released after 2009. P.9000 series self-winding movements, P.999 and P.3000 series hand-wound movements, and many other basic functional self-made movements, which have achieved arrogance in watchmaking. Among them, the P.3000 series hand-wound basic movement released earlier last year, this year introduced the new P.3001 and P.3002 movements, and the series is now complete.
P.3000 calibre watch series, from left Radiomir California 3 Days 47mm three-day power reserve watch, Luminor 1950 3 Days three-day power reserve watch and Luminor 1950 3 Days Power Reserve three-day power reserve display watch
New models of this year’s P.3000 series movements include Radiomir Califonia 3 Days (PAM00424 and limited edition PAM00448) for P.3000 movements, Radiomir SLC 3 Days (PAM00425 and limited edition PAM00449), LuminorMarina 1950 for P.3001 movement 3 Days (PAM00422), and Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Power Reserve (PAM00422) with P.3002 movement. These watches are equipped with the classic 47mm case of the brand, and the P.3000, P.3001 and P.3002 movements have a large diameter of 16½ centimeters (37.2mm), which fully meets the ‘large case should The watchmaking principle of ‘with a large movement’ shows that Panerai believes in perfection, the determination and the realization of excellence.
Movements P.3002, P.3001 and P.3000 from left
P.3000 movement series
The word Officine in the Officine Panerai brand name Officine has a special meaning in Latin, and Chinese can be translated as ‘make a work’. Since its founding in Florence, Italy in 1860, whether it is manufacturing precision marine instruments and compass equipment for the Royal Italian Navy, or making diving timepieces dedicated to the Navy Commando, Panerai believes in the business philosophy of Focus on creating masterpieces. Not only must Panerai’s watches be perfectly designed, but the craftsmanship must be regarded as a model of modern watchmaking technology. Although the latest P.3000 series movements released by Panerai are the most basic hand-wound movements, it is not difficult to find Panerai’s concept of ‘pursuit of perfection is almost demanding’, even if it is advanced The watch world is also the best example. Panerai announced in 2010 P.999 (P.999 / 1) 12-centimeter (27.4 mm) hand-wound movement. Due to the structure and layout of the movement, Panerai’s custom Unitas 6497 hands The chain movement looks similar, and many people intuitively think whether this movement will completely replace the 6497 movement. However, Panerai denies it quite resolutely. It also indicates that the P.999 movement is far smaller than the 16½-laws of the 6497 pocket watch specification, and it is also smaller than other Panerai movements. It is more suitable for carrying 42mm. Radiomir watches are smaller than traditional Panerai watches. Until the official release of the P.3000 series, we finally realized the intentions and persistence of Panerai, because their diameter is 16½ cents like Unitas 6497, and the thickness is 5.3 mm, which is more suitable for large sizes such as 47 and 44 mm. The Panerai classic model is more fully in line with the watchmaking principle of ‘a large case should be equipped with a large movement’.
(Left) Radiomir SLC 3 Days 47mm Three Day Power Reserve Limited Edition, stainless steel case, 47mm diameter, hour, minute, P.3000 hand-wound movement, 72 hours power reserve, 100m water resistance, leather Strap, Plexiglas Plexiglas, PAM00449; (right) Radiomir California 3 Days 47mm Three Day Power Reserve Limited Edition, stainless steel case, 47mm diameter, hour and minute, P.3000 bracelet movement, Plexiglas Plexiglass, waterproof to 100 meters, limited to 750, PAM00448.
In addition, the P.3000 series of hand-wound movements continue all the main characteristics of Panerai movements in terms of movement architecture, performance, strength, accuracy and long power reserve. The P.3000 series uses a more recognizable ¾ splint. The large and small splints cover most of the movement parts. They are fixed to the bottom splint by a series of thick screws, forming a very solid structure. . The P.3000 series movement also has a number of designs that are far superior to the 6497 movement. For example, the dual barrel provides a 3-day power reserve, which is not only better than the 56 hours of the 6497, and the power release is more even; the movement is equipped with Rare variable inertia type large balance wheel (13.2mm), equipped with four adjusting screws on the outer ring, which can adjust the speed of the balance wheel without removing the entire device; it also has a double-supported balance wheel bridge plate, which is better than a cantilever. The single-splint is more secure and stable; the P.3000 series movement is also equipped with a quick time adjustment device, a 12-tooth star wheel and a small spring clutch, which can be used when the first segment of the two-stage crown is pulled up. Quickly adjust the short hour hand and move it for one hour at a time without affecting the operation of the minute hand or watch. You can easily add time and date performance between the two places with excellent expandability. Panerai does indeed have the P.3001 movement with the time and case back energy storage display on both sides, and the P.3002 movement with the power storage display on the faceplate. This year, new models are launched.
(Top) Luminor 1950 3 Days 3-day power reserve watch, stainless steel case, diameter 47 mm, hour, minute, second, case back power reserve display, P.3001 hand-wound movement, power reserve 72 hours, waterproof 100 meters, leather strap, model PAM00422; (bottom) Luminor 1950 3 Days Power Reserve watch, stainless steel case, diameter 47 mm, hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve display, P.3002 hand Winding movement, 72 hours power reserve, 100 meters water resistance, leather strap, model PAM00423.
Radiomir California 3 Days PAM00424 / Special Edition PAM00448
During the Second World War, in addition to providing various types of precision instruments such as depth gauges, compasses and aiming devices, as well as timing fuses for mines or underwater detonators for the Italian Navy, Panerai also began making watches for the Italian Navy. Although the Italian Navy was disadvantaged in the war due to the lack of aircraft carriers and precision radar systems, they also developed what is known as Il Maiale (The Pig or Hog or more appropriately Blackseal), also known as SLC (meaning Siluri a Lenta Corsa (meaning Slow Run Torpedo) ‘human’ torpedo in an attempt to reverse naval warfare. For this purpose, Italy set up a commando unit called X Flottiglia Mas 10th Fleet to take charge of this task. The commando trained was called the Gamma Group. The most famous deed of the Italian navy commando was the end of 1941. Six commandos flew human torpedoes and attacked Alexandria, Egypt, breaking two battleships and a naval tanker of the British Mediterranean fleet. It was reported that they were wearing exactly Panerai Radiomir series diving watch.
Radiomir California 3 Days 47mm Three Day Power Reserve Watch, stainless steel case, diameter 47mm, hour, minute, P.3000 bracelet movement, sapphire crystal, power reserve 72 hours, PAM00424.
The first generation of Radiomir watches, introduced in the 1936s, had a distinctive feature: the design of the California dial, which alternated with time scales, Arabic numerals and Roman numerals. Panerai this year launched the Radiomir California 3 Days 47mm three-day power reserve watch (PAM00424) and limited edition (PAM00448) two watches, replicating this characteristic dial style, and equipped with homemade P.3000 Movement on the bracelet. The indexes, hands and rail-type scales of these two watches are painted in light brown luminous paint. The PAM424 dial is decorated with the Panerai totem logo and is equipped with a sapphire crystal glass. The limited-edition hands are painted blue. The mirror is made of Plexiglas Plexiglas, and the case is engraved with VINTAGE at six o’clock between the lugs.
Radiomir SLC 3 Days 47mm Three Day Power Reserve Watch, Stainless Steel Case, 47mm Diameter, Hours, Minutes, P.3000 Wrist Movement, 72 hours Power Reserve, Water Resistance to 100 Meters, Leather Strap, Sapphire Crystal Glass, PAM00425.
Radiomir SLC 3 Days PAM00425 / Special Edition PAM00449
Also equipped with the P.3000 movement is another RadiomirS. L .C 3 Da ys three-day power reserve watch (PAM00425) and limited edition (PAM00449). Its dial is designed with point-like hour markers. At 6 o’clock, the embossed pattern of the Italian Navy’s slow torpedo (SLC) was engraved. The style of the Radiomir face plate alternately presented by the rod-shaped and dot-hour indications is also rich in history. It was created around the end of the 1930s. It was conceived by Panerai in order to trial-produce sandwich sandwich structure face plates. The design also exudes a strong pole. Minimalist style.
Luminor 1950 3 Days three-day power reserve display watch, stainless steel case, 47 mm diameter, hour, minute, second, case back power reserve display, P.3001 hand-wound movement, power reserve 72 hours, waterproof 100 meters , Leather strap, model PAM00422.
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days PAM00422
In appearance, the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days (PAM00422) and Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Power Reserve (PAM00423) are the same as the Luminor 1950 3Days-47 mm three-day power reserve watch (PAM00372) released last year with P.3000 movement. Both are equipped with the transitional design of Panerai when it was first improved from Radiomir to the Luminor case: its 47 mm large case has a sharp pointed design like a scapula, and Radiomir’s round pillow-shaped lines are still visible on the exterior . The other details of the watch also strive to fuse the old and innovative design. The straight lugs are integrated with the case instead of being welded. The lug width is slightly narrowed; the watch model is engraved between the lugs. , Also uses the original original model; Luminor Marina on the dial is engraved on the dial with early fonts, not printed (the PAM00372 dial is engraved with Luminor Panerai); engraved on the bottom of the watch Officine Panerai Brevettato (Panelai patent) is derived from a prototype watch made by the brand in 1938; the light brown coating of the lower layer of the sandwich face plate and the hour and minute hands, and the vintage-treated leather strap of the classic frosted steel buckle, all Adding a touch of nostalgia to the watch, it complements the antique watch of the year.
Luminor 1950 3 Days Power Reserve watch, stainless steel case, diameter 47 mm, hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve display, P.3002 hand-wound movement, power reserve 72 hours, waterproof 100 meters , Leather strap, model PAM00423.
The Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days (PAM00422) is equipped with a P.3001 hand-wound movement, which has a minute and small seconds display, while a power storage indicator that stores energy for three days is placed on the movement side of the case back. Through the watch’s crystal bottom case, you can see the state of power storage, and you can see the beauty of the movement. Under the sapphire crystal glass, the black sandwich plate shows the unique style of Panerai. A small seconds dial is set at 9 o’clock, while the 3-6-12 o’clock scale is traditionally adopted with a large digital scale. . Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Power Reserve PAM00423 Another Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Power Reserve (PAM00423) is equipped with a P.3002 movement, which differs from P.3001 in that its power reserve display is different. The power storage indicator of P.3001 is located on the bridge of the movement, while the power storage indicator of P.3002 movement is set at the face plate from 4 to 5 o’clock, in a semi-arc shape. The small second hand structure is out of harmony.