I just got these pictures of a Panerai novelty that will be unveiled during the SIHH 2015 next January. Have a look it is a cool chronograph…
The Panerai automatic chronograph in-house calibre P.9100 with Flyback-function and a central chronograph seconds and minutes hand is fitted into a matt finished black 44 mm ceramic case waterproof up to 100 meters.
These are the very first pictures of the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm PAM00580 …
The material of the Luminor 1950 case, 44 mm in diameter, is a synthetic ceramic based on zirconium oxide, which is up to five times harder than steel but substantially lighter in weight, as well as exceptionally resistant to scratches, corrosive agents and high temperatures. Technologically it is a very advanced material which is complicated to synthesise. It is created by a long, delicate process which transforms zirconium powder into a black ceramic, with a matt finish, remarkably even and pleasant to the touch. Every component of the case is individually moulded and undergoes successive stages of working and firing, first at a low temperature (about 100 °C) and then at a higher temperature (up to 1500 °C), for about three days. The process is concluded with the finishing stage, crucial for ensuring that the dimensions and proportions of all the components are absolutely perfect, culminating in the final bead blasting which gives it an even, matt finish.
Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm PAM00580
MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, P.9100 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, flyback chronograph, seconds reset.
CASE: 44 mm, black ceramic.
DIAL: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds and minutes hands.
POWER RESERVE: 72H.
WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).