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September 12 [Thu], 2013, 18:26
Panerai Engineering is Brilliant

Dean Martin

Even before the watches came to be, Panerai was known for their precision instrumentation. Everything buy panerai watches they manufactured was of panerai replica Watches Sale the highest caliber and therefore chosen by secret agents as well as the Royal Italian Navy.

An innovative inventor, Guido Panerai's creation of a luminous new material was developed by combining zinc sulfide and radioactive bromide. This material soon became indispensable to the Italian Navy assisting them with their telescopic equipment and marine division requirements.

The Navy uses this new luminous material to illuminate their night gun sights, their depth gauges and to guide their torpedo launches during WWII.

They needed a watch that could easily be read under water and in darkness which gave rise to the Radiomir development. With its large and easy to read face it was just what the Navy ordered. The crystal covering the watch was a 2mm thick Plexiglas that gave it exceptional transparency and resistance to underwater pressures.

Being 44 mm wide and made from AISI 316L steel the casing was a substantial and very strong manly timepiece. Panerai developed OP XVIII caliber automatic movement to run his design.

Its black dial couldn't be simpler with Arabic numbers at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions. Panerai purposely maintained anonymity and simplicity in the design of this watch in 1936, there were no identifying marks on the face protecting them in case the watch got into the hands of the enemy.

Always looking for a better mousetrap, Panerai developed the Luminor watch which utilized a new material they discovered called tritium. This watch is water-resistant, and can go to depths of 200 meters. This was something no watch could do in 1949 and it was granted a patent for its locking lever fixed to the case, a famous component of the brand today.

Other countries became aware of Panerai and the Egyption Navy hearing of the quality produced by this little Florentine company commissioned them to make a larger faced Radiomor version for their men with an 8 day reserve. Other Mediterranean countries followed suit but were limited to 30 watches per country.

The logo of Officine Panerai which took over in 1972 is composed of two arrows, one facing up and the other down. This pays homage to the company's origins as specialists in manufacturing underwater products, the arrow pointing down, and landing aids systems, the arrow pointing up.
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