It’s time for the welcome season. Panerai celebrates the upcoming Year of the Dog with a unique limited edition watch. The Chinese zodiac dates back to the 14th century BC. Panerai has paid tribute to this legendary tradition since 2009, and the new watch is the tenth model in the series. Luminor1950 Sealand series introduces the new year of the dog to celebrate the new year after the year of the bull, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, and chicken The year of the dog is coming.
Panerai continues to launch zodiac watches. The year of the dog zodiac watch PAM00858 in 2018 is already the tenth zodiac watch launched by the brand.
In the Chinese zodiac, dogs have deep emotions and care for the people around them. They are loyal and upright and earn the trust of others. The zodiac is a dog with a thoughtful mind and bright talents. Although it is slightly conservative and stubborn, it is a model of good faith. It is like a faithful dog representing the zodiac and a valuable travel companion in life. The new Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio—the 44 mm 3 day power reserve automatic stainless steel watch is inspired by the ancient Chinese astronomical tradition of the Panerai watch. The new style is launched to celebrate the Year of the Dog. This limited edition of 88 watches in the world, with a delicate pattern engraved on the cover, is carved by the master craftsman with the ancient Italian carving art Sparsello.
The watch cover is carved by a senior Italian sculptor, using a technique called Sparsello. After the pattern lines are sculpted in yin, gold threads are inlaid to make the zodiac theme-the dog pattern looks more gorgeous and noble.
The limited edition version of the Year of the Dog pattern is superbly carved and inspired by traditional Chinese portraits. Each limited edition watch is personally crafted by an experienced Italian sculptor. The craftsman first carved a groove in stainless steel using a unique tool called Sparsello to outline the lifelike lines of the dog. After embedding the multi-level parallel gold wire, the craftsman carefully hammered it, so that the gold wire completely filled the groove of the contour line of the spirit dog, and the lines were more vivid. Since the watch cover must be carved and polished before the gold thread inlaying process can be performed, any slight error during the inlaying process will damage the watch cover and cause the previous work to be abandoned. Therefore, only the craftsmen who have mastered the superb craftsmanship can do the job.
The dial of the watch is mainly a simple three-pin pattern. Among them, in order to improve the recognition effect, the brand applies luminous materials on the hour marker dots and hands.
The engraved cover protects the gray faceplate. The faceplate design is simple. Its small three-hand pattern includes Arabic numerals, linear hour markers and luminous dots, plus a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and a 3 o’clock position. The date display window is convenient for clear reading. Inside the cover is a small mirror, fitted in a frosted stainless steel case in the Luminor 1950 case (44 mm in diameter), which fits seamlessly.
The P.9000 is provided with a three-day chain from a dual barrel. There are 197 movement parts and a balance frequency of 28,800 vph.
Like the previous zodiac watch, the watch is equipped with a P.9000 automatic movement, equipped with a 3-day power reserve, and the automatic disc can be wound in both directions. The movement is also equipped with a quick time synchronization function and the date can be adjusted quickly. PAM00858 is water-resistant to 100 meters, with a soft brown leather strap. The watch is exclusively available at Panerai stores and comes with a backup black rubber strap, a screwdriver and a strap replacement tool.
Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Stainless steel material / P.9000 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / Sparsello cover engraving / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 44mm / limited 8