Friday, December 27, 2013
The Panerai Pocket watch, officially PAM 446 Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica, is a celebration of the origins of watchmaking and an evidence of the Swiss company’s passion for innovation as well as tradition. The exclusive masterpiece echoes the history of Panerai, as the brand’s earliest timepieces had been known as the “Pocket watches made by the main Swiss makers.” Nevertheless, it finds itself among the most admirable contemporary haute horlogerie pieces. The P.2005/S movement, which can be viewed clearly through Paneria’s iconic open dial design, is enhanced by a sophisticated tourbillon oscillating perpendicular to the balance at two rotations per minute. A small ecru disk within the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock reflects the rotation of the tourbillon, making the skeleton dial not only a source for accurate time but also a wonderful display of horology expertise. The 59 mm diameter black ceramic case of the pocket watch is attached to a strong nautical-inspired chain, which can be detached and replaced by a back support.
Find the pocket watch tourbillon by Panerai at Shreve & Co in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Portland.