Panerai has released their tenth model watch since 2009 to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac, which dates back to the 14th century B.C. This NEW watch is known as the Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Dog, PAM00858.
Those born under the sign of the Dog have strong feelings and an exceptional regard for those close to them. They are honest and sincere, so other people trust them. Meticulous and brilliantly intelligent, they may seem a little reserved and persistent, but they have a sense of honor and decency which makes them invaluable companions, just like the animal under whose sign they were born. The dogs appear on the cover of this special edition, engraved with a sophisticated technique in a style inspired by traditional Chinese iconography and surrounded by plum flowers, chosen for their auspicious significance.
Each of the 88 watches produced for this special edition has been adorned by hand by the Italian master engravers using the ancient technique of “sparsello”, so named after the special tool used to decorate the cover. First grooves are made in the steel before they are inlaid with gold threads in multiple parallel layers; these are then beaten until they completely fill the grooves which together form the outlines of the Dog and the sophisticated decoration. The work requires extraordinary skill on the part of the craftsmen because the process of inlaying the threads of gold is carried out after the lid has already been engraved and polished, so the slightest error could damage all the work done previously.
The cover has a small signaling mirror on the back.The hunter-style case is stainless steel and measures 44mm in diameter. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back, and it is water resistant to 100 meters.The movement is the Swiss automatic Panerai in-house caliber P.9000 with 28 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 3 days. Functions are hours, minutes, small seconds, and date. It has a grey dial with hour markers and Arabic numerals at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock. Seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock. Luminous hands. It comes on a 24mm gold brown calf leather strap with a steel buckle.
This watch is exclusively at Panerai boutiques, the watch is presented with a spare black rubber strap, a special tool for changing the strap and a screwdriver.
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