Two Panerai Watches: 1943 and 2010 Mare Nostrum

Two Panerai Watches: 1943 and 2010 Mare Nostrum

panerai-watchesThe 20th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2010 sets the scene for two Panerai watches, even if one of them was first produced in 1943. One of Officine Panerai’s ‘special editions’ for this year, just revealed at this exclusive exhibition in Geneva, is their Mare Nostrum; a redesigned version of their classic Radiomir Mare Nostrum that was first released in 1943. Now, in 2010 only 99 pieces have been produced of this stunning limited edition.

This new ‘Mare Nostrum’ has a black, two levelled dial with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. There is a minute counter at three o’clock, a small seconds counter at nine o’clock, and a central chronograph hand. The 52 mm diameter case, bezel and back are made of brushed steel.

The winding crown has the words ‘Mare Nostrum’ engraved on it. And the brushed steel push-buttons for the chronograph functions have been placed at two and four o’clock.

This new ‘Mare Nostrum’ has a hand-wound mechanical movement with a 55 hour power reserve, an exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 22 jewels, a monometallic Glucydur balance, an Incabloc anti-shock device, with Côtes de Genève decorations on the bridges.

Finishing off this ‘special edition’ is a personalised green fabric and leather strap and large-size brushed steel buckle.

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