It’s called Candela: the work of art created by a team of British creatives for Officine Panerai. Now part of the permanent collection of the Triennale in Milan, it is a ray of light that pierces the abyss Candela is the work Officine Panerai presented at the last edition of the Salone del Mobile, created in collaboration by three British talents — designer Felix de Pass, graphic designer Michael Montgomery and ceramicist Ian McIntyre. Previously presented at the V& A museum in London, the installation was set up last April on the ground floor of the Palazzo dell’Arte, for the ‘ Light in the Darkness’ event. The installation plays with the unique technical characteristics of some of Panerai’s watch models: the Luminor Submersible 1950 CarbotechTM 3 Days Automatic, with a carbotech case, and the Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio. Immersion in the darkest depths seemed the natural way to exhibit the performance of this collection: an imaginary journey guided by the gleam of Candela, whose name is a reference to the standard measurement unit for luminous intensity. The work consists of a radial structure of 60 elements joined together to form a multi- faceted watch face. As time passes, each section of the wheel is hit by a charge of light, leaving an impression that emits a glow, at first intense, then gradually fading until it finally disappears altogether.