It isn’t that long ago, since bigger watches have become fashionable. On the forefront of that movement, was Panerai with their HUGE 44mm wrist watches and the occasional Special Edition that measured 47mm in diameter. Panerai hasn’t been shy of making even larger watches, which is now-a-days maybe not so exceptional anymore, like the 52mm large Mare Nostrum. The Panerai we’re introducing you to today is even larger, but luckily not intended for the wrist. It’s a new Panerai Table Clock!
The new 65mm large Panerai Table Clock, ref. PAM000581, looks pretty much like a large pocket watch that is placed on a round base of brushed steel. Engraved on one side is the brand’s name, Officine Panerai. Traditionally the hour markers are engraved, leaving openings in the dial. Just like “Radiomir”, the brand’s name, and “8 days.” A luminescent plate that is placed behind the dial, shines through openings in the dial, resulting in a very legible table clock, which makes it easy to read the time even under the poorest lighting conditions.
The immensely domed mineral glass on both sides, that all together creates a round sphere, enlarges everything through its magnifying effect. That makes it possible to better admire details of the dial and the movement. Befitting the pocket watch style, the large crown is positioned at 12 o’clock. And because of the choice for their own in-house movement, calibre P.5000, the crown only has to be wound once a week. OK, the power reserve, when fully wound, is 8 days, but we suggest you wind it every seven days, just to be sure.
Because of the magnifying properties, the movement can be admired. Especially the few movement details that are exposed and visible, such as the balance wheel and the intermediate wheel. We think that Panerai’s table clock look absolutely cool. It is priced at € 4.500 Euros (including tax).
Here’s a list with some of the most important specifications:
- Movement: Panerai P.5000 calibre, hand-wound, 8 days power reserve, two main spring barrels, 127 component, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, 21,600 vph
- Case: Diameter 65 mm, brushed and polished stainless steel, domed mineral glass on each side
More info: www.panerai.com