Panerai launches the special edition Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso
May 3, 2012: Officine Panerai has launched the Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso which stays loyal to its historic origins. The classic aesthetic of the Radiomir, here in red gold in the 45mm size, is combined with an original and highly sophisticated version of the P.2002 movement, featuring finely skeletonised bridges and barrels which can be seen through the large sapphire crystal on the back. The great attention to detail and the high standard of finish are also demonstrated by the hand-chamfering of the bridges, the gold engravings on the movement and the choice of an inscription in relief, instead of the more traditional engraving, recording the brand and technical details on the bezel of the back.
The red gold used by Officine Panerai is 5NPt, a special alloy with an unusually high percentage of copper (24.1%), which gives great depth to the colour, together with a quantity of platinum of 0.4%, which helps to prevent any oxidation of the metal.
The P.2002 manufacture calibre, completely designed and made by Officine Panerai, is handwound with date, second time zone and seconds zero reset device. The power reserve is eight days. The long power reserve is achieved by three spring barrels in series (patented Officine Panerai) which ensures the optimum power at constant torque for eight days. The caliber has 21 jewels, three spring barrels, anti-shock device and a balance which makes 28,800 alternations per hour. The Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso is water-resistant to 50 metres and is supplied with a brown alligator strap with an adjustable buckle of red gold.
Available at: Panerai Boutique, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai; and Johnson & Company, South Extension Part I