— Exclusively available at Panerai’s boutique in Florence, this special edition features a superb engraving on the case and movement.
This new special edition, made exclusively for the clients of Panerai’s historic boutique in Florence, pays tribute to the city in which the brand was founded. For the first time, not only is the case finely engraved by hand but the movement too is decorated with typical motifs inspired by the masterpieces of the Tuscan capital.
Every one of the 99 examples of this new, exclusive Special Edition is unique, due to the fact that the work is carried out entirely by hand. As well as the engraving of the case, the new Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio also presents a new version of the hand-wound P.3000 movement, with a power reserve of three days. The calibre is the P.3000/F version, with the bridges finely laser engraved with Florentine motifs similar to those which decorate the case, and it can be admired through the watch’s transparent back.
Like the inlays which adorn the polychrome marble facades of the Florentine churches, the engravings enhance the elegant geometry of the 47 mm brushed steel case, covering the caseband and the winding crown. Among the details of great symbolic significance stands out the Florentine lily, symbol of the Tuscan capital since the end of the 11th century.
On the black dial, enhanced by a lily and a satiné soleil finish which catches and diffuses the light, the name “Firenze” is engraved. As in many of Panerai’s creations, the luminosity of the dial is enhanced by its sandwich structure: the luminous substance which makes it legible at night shines through holes corresponding to the hour markers in the upper of the two superimposed discs which form the dial.
The hand-wound P.3000/F calibre, entirely executed in the replica Panerai Manufacture at Neuchâtel, can be admired through the sapphire porthole at the back of the timepiece. Accurate, solid and reliable, it has two spring barrels which store a power reserve of three days. The wheelwork of the movement is protected by four brushed bridges – all finely engraved – one of which, with two supports, fixes the large balance wheel which oscillates at 21,600 vibrations per hour. The P.3000 calibre also incorporates the useful device which enables the hour hand to be adjusted quickly and accurately forwards or backwards, without interfering with the movement of the minute hand.
The replica watch is fitted with a strap made in Italy. Brown with contrasting beige stitching, it is impressed with a heat-stamped Florentine lily. The watch is water-resistant to 100 metres.