CHARM­ING CHIME

A mas­ter­piece by Pan­erai and a Floren­tine ad­ven­ture

Robb Report Singapore - - Grand Openings - By HO YUN KUAN

Be­fore the ad­vent of elec­tric­ity, bells and chimes were the only ways to tell time once dark­ness fell. It was for this rea­son that the minute re­peater mech­a­nism was in­vented, and it is pre­cisely be­cause of this tech­ni­cal sig­nif­i­cance that keeps col­lec­tors in­ter­ested to­day. The com­pli­ca­tion is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant to Pan­erai due to the brand’s as­so­ci­a­tion with the Ital­ian navy. On ships, the strik­ing of the bell marks meal times, rouses the crew in the morn­ing and in­di­cates the end of each watch.

Pan­erai pays trib­ute to its mar­itime legacy with the Ra­diomir 1940 Minute Re­peater Car­il­lon Tour­bil­lon GMT PAM600. Hous­ing the man­u­fac­ture move­ment P.2005/MR, the watch strikes the time with three ham­mers in­stead of the more tra­di­tional two, so the re­sul­tant chime has more of a melody.

The re­peater func­tion can be used for both the lo­cal time and the sec­ond time zone, ef­fec­tively

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