Panerai’s latest Luminor Sealand Model features the humble rat in all its golden glory
January 15, 2020: Watchmaker Officine Panerai celebrates the Chinese New Year with the 12th Luminor Sealand model, a special edition created to anticipate and accompany the Year of the Rat, which will officially start on the January 25, 2020.
It celebrates the Year of the Rat with a special edition of 88 units decorated using the ancient technique of sparsello. This is the 12th Panerai Luminor Sealand model – PAM 863, marking the end of the 12-year cycle in which each year is distinguished by a sign of the zodiac represented by an animal.
A distinguishing feature of every Sealand, the decorated cover – with a signaling mirror inside – is hinged at 12 o’clock on the brush-finished AISI 316L steel case of the 44-mm model. The decoration of the cover has been engraved by hand by Italian master craftsmen using the ancient art of sparsello. The mechanical movement of the new Luminor Sealand – 44 mm is the P. 9010 Calibre with a power reserve of three days provided by twin spring barrels, and rapid time adjustment which also changes the calendar.
Water-resistant to a depth of 10 bar (about 100 metres), the new Luminor Sealand –44 mm is fitted with a semi-matt calf strap, gold in colour with beige stitching, and it is presented in a pear wood box.
Founded in Florence in 1860, Panerai has developed and crafted its watches that are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and boutiques.