THE PANERAI “SUBMERSE IN TIME” EXHIBITION INVITES YOU TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ITS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
THE LANDMARK ATRIUM
2 to OCTOBER 12, 2022
HONG KONG, October 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Immerse yourself in the world of Panerai. The iconic Italian luxury watchmaker celebrates the 20e anniversary of his presence at hong kongan important step for the opening of the second Panerai boutique after the first in its home town of Florence. The “Submerse in Time” exhibit, to be held at the Landmark Atrium in Central from October 2-12, will take visitors on a journey through Panerai’s past, present and future vision. Lots of Panerai raw are to be explored in the exhibition – more than 80 unique watches and instruments, including historical objects from the Panerai Museum and private collections, high complications, novelties and the brand’s vision on sustainability, will be presented to Panerai collectors and watch enthusiasts to dive into.
A fascinating history linked to the sea
Panerai’s connection with the sea is intimately linked to the brand’s heritage and represents a fundamental value in its DNA. The House opened its first watchmaking workshop, boutique and school in Florence in 1860, supplying technical watches and precision instruments to the Royal Italian Navy.
For five decades from 1935, Panerai watches lit up the darkest recesses of the seabed. They accompanied the divers of the Italian Royal Navy on their secret underwater missions, forging Panerai’s bond with the vast ocean.
“Submerse in Time” pays homage to this fascinating naval past with historic pieces from the 1950s to 1980s on loan from the Panerai Museum and hong kong collectors, many of whom are on public display for the first time in history. They include instruments ranging from wrist compasses, signaling devices and torches made by Panerai for the Royal Italian Navy to a Panerai clock lathe and accessory kit. On a larger scale, Ugo, the diving suit that brought the frogmen of the Italian Navy to a depth of 80 meters.
In addition to these historical instruments, visitors will also have the rare chance to discover signed Panerai watches launched over the past 20 years that demonstrate the watchmaking versatility of the Maison.
A new era of technical prowess
In keeping with Panerai’s philosophy of creating precision instruments that express the passage of time in all its variations, the latest horological complications showcasing the House’s technical virtuosity are presented in “Submerse in Time”.
Featured for the first time as the centerpiece of the High Complication Wall, giant replicas of two in-house movements – P.4100 and P.2005/T. Two of the most demanding complications in the world made at the Neuchâtel Manufacture, these movements are at the heart of the limited edition Luminor Calendario Perpetuo PAM01569 and Luminor Tourbillon GMT PAM00767, two of Panerai’s most technical and remarkable creations.
The P.4100 perpetual calendar indicates the date, automatically recognizes a month with less than 31 days and indicates the leap year. It powers a new 2022 novelty, the Luminor Calendario Perpetuo PAM01569, which comes with day and date windows displaying Chinese characters. Please see the details of this unprecedented watch limited to 30 pieces below.
The P.2005/T is the first Panerai tourbillon caliber made in titanium with fine skeletonized bridges and plates. This lightweight 10.05 mm thick movement comprises 277 components and is associated with a GMT function to allow the wearer to read a second time zone.
A futuristic vision for a sustainable environment
Panerai’s identity is linked to the marine environment, with its watchmaking heritage stemming from its deep respect for the ocean. With sustainability being a core part of Panerai’s purpose, the exhibition looks to the future by giving visitors an insight into the Maison’s sustainability efforts. A unique educational display shows the evolution of production waste towards new raw materials used in the manufacture of parts of the brand’s ecological watches, such as recycled dials, sapphire crystals, SuperLuminova®, cases and bracelets.
The Submersible eLAB-ID™ PAM01225 is a concept watch that pushes the boundaries of recyclability in the watch industry by using the highest percentage of recycled materials. The Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel™ PAM01287, PAM01288 and PAM01289 collection is also only on display. It uses next-generation metal obtained from pre-consumer recycled steel scrap from Swiss watchmaking and other industries.
A global icon with Italian heritage and Swiss excellence
From its deep Italian roots stretching back more than a century and a half, the now Swiss-made Panerai has enjoyed a monumental rise to stardom as a coveted collectible brand. Paying homage to its Italian DNA, “Submerse in Time” is an Italian-style Panerai bar that is the focal point of the exhibit. The display showcases a selection of contemporary watches reinvented from the rugged and utilitarian models produced for Italian Navy divers, as well as a diverse collection of interchangeable straps that is a Panerai signature.
Together with Haute Horlogerie complications, they are a natural blend of Italian design, Swiss technology and passion for the sea, making Panerai a global icon of modern times.
The Luminor Calendario Perpetuo PAM01569 with Chinese characteristics
Produced in a limited edition of 30 pieces, the Luminor Calendario Perpetuo PAM01569 is an unprecedented Panerai watch that features day and date windows displaying Chinese characters. The month, year, leap year and power reserve indicators are visible through the sapphire caseback, allowing the user to have an expansive view of the sophisticated inner workings of the movement.
Water-resistant to 5 bar, the Luminor Calendario Perpetuo PAM01569 features a 44mm polished Goldtech™ case, trapezoidal pin buckle and deep blue patinated alligator strap, produced in Italy. It also has a screwdriver to remove the buckle and replace the strap. This is a perfect watch for Panerai aficionados to add to their collections.
Register today, embark on this incredible journey and immerse yourself in the magnificent history of Panerai.
Immersion in time exhibition
2 to October 12, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Landmark Atrium, Landmark, Central, hong kong
Register now: https://paneraisubmerseintimehk.com/
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Movement: Mechanical automatic, P.4100 caliber, 15 ½ lines, 6.9 mm thick, 55 jewels, Glucydur™ balance 28,800 vibrations/hour. KIF™ anti-shock device. Two barrels. Reset of the seconds Stop Balance
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, day, month, year, leap year, GMT, power reserve indicator, perpetual calendar, seconds reset
Power reserve: 3 days
Case: Diameter 44mm. Polished Panerai Goldtech™ case. Polished Panerai Goldtech™ bezel and satin-brushed transparent sapphire crystal back. Satiné Panerai Goldtech™ Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by registered trademark). Corondum shaped sapphire crystal
Dial: Smoked sapphire blue dial with Arabic numerals and luminescent indexes. Day of the week, date at 3 o’clock, seconds and 24-hour indicator at 9 o’clock
Webbing: Blue patinated alligator strap, beige stitching, 24/22 mm, BA, STD. Panerai Goldtech™ brushed trapezoidal
Raincoat: 5 bar (~50 meters)
Movement: Mechanical automatic, caliber P.900/MP, 12½ lines, 5.9 mm thick, 23 jewels, 28,800 vibrations/hour. Incabloc™ anti-shock device. A barrel. 201 components
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, moon phase
Power reserve: 3 days
Case: 38 mm Goldtech™, polished Panerai Goldtech™ bezel. Transparent sapphire crystal back. Safety Lock crown protection device in polished Panerai Goldtech™. Corondum shaped sapphire crystal
Dial: White mother-of-pearl with Arabic numerals and gold luminescent indexes. Moon phase at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock
Webbing: Shiny blue alligator strap, blue, STD, 20/18, BA. Polished Goldtech™ buckle
Raincoat: 3 bar (~30 meters)
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshopa store and then a watchmaking school, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy and its corps of specialized divers with precision instruments in particular.
The designs developed by Panerai at this time, including the Luminor and the Radiomir, were covered by military secrets law for many years. and were only launched on the international market after the brand was acquired by the Richemont group in 1997.
Today, Panerai develops and manufactures its movements and watches at its Manufactured in Neuchâtel. These are a seamless fusion of Italian style and design history with Swiss watchmaking expertise. Panerai watches are sold worldwide through an exclusive network of Panerai distributors and boutiques.
Please download high resolution images of the event and watches from the link below: https://we.tl/t-Et6WZwIiaD