Warriors from the Deep
Panerai took the occasion of its Dive into Time exhibition in Florence to launch a series of novelties
Opened from 18 to 21 May, Dive into Time exhibition took up some 1,000 sqm of space in the crypt of the former church of San Pancrazio, which houses the Marino Marini Museum in the centre of Florence. Visitors were treated to previously unseen paraphernalia from Panerai’s past, from instruments and optics made by the Panerai family in the early 1900s, and watches created for the Royal Italian Navy from the 1930s to 1950s.
Nevertheless, it was not just Panerai’s past that was showcased, but it’s future too, as Panerai unveiled three sets of novelties. This included the Luminor Due case with all the hallmarks of the classic Luminor case. However, it is slimmer, dressier, and fitted with either the manual-winding P.1000 movement or automatic P.4000 movement. Also previewed was the Luminor Marina collection featuring the new automatic P.9010 movement, which has the same diameter as the automatic P.9000 movement, but is just 6mm thick instead of 7.9mm. Panerai also debuted its most complicated watch thus far: the Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater featuring twin repeater mechanism that can chime the time for two time zones.