Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm

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The series of Panerai watches inspired by ancient chinese astrological tradition has been Enhanced by a new creation dedicated to the year of the dog. It is a special edition of 88 watches with superb engravings on the cover made by master craftsmen using the ancient Italian technique of Sparsello.

The new timepiece is the tenth model created since 2009 by Panerai in honour of the fascinating tradition of the Chinese Zodiac, which dates back to the 14th century B.C. After the watches dedicated to the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey and the Rooster, the new Luminor 1950 Sealand welcomes and celebrates the Year of the Dog, which will begin on 16 February 2018.

The dogs appear on the cover of this new special edition, engraved with the finest technique in a style inspired by traditional Chinese iconography and surrounded by plum flowers, chosen for their auspicious significance.

The engraved cover protects a grey dial, simple and easy to read, with Arabic numerals, linear hour markers and luminous dots, a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock. The cover has a small signalling mirror on the back and it is fitted to the Luminor 1950 case, 44 mm in diameter, which is made of brushed stainless steel.

The movement of the new watch is the P.9000 automatic calibre, produced by Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel.

Solid and reliable, the movement has a power reserve of three days and it is fitted with a bi-directional oscillating weight and the device for quickly adjusting the hour hand, which also automatically changes the date.