Wouldn’t it be nice if, just for once, rather than having to read all about the characteristics of an important new timepiece you could just sit back and watch it. This is your chance. Panerai has just released a video in support of their ten day power reserve. But just before you do settle back to watch it, bear in mind that the challenge of a long power reserve, which enables the watch to run uninterruptedly for more than a week without requiring any manual intervention, was tackled by Panerai in the early 1940s by means of a hand-wound Angelus® movement with eight days of power reserve.
These characteristics were vital for the Panerai watches used by the underwater commandos of the Royal Italian Navy, which had to be reliable even in the most extreme conditions of use. The long power reserve significantly reduced the manipulations on the winding crown, which improved the durability and helped to maintain water-resistance. Thus it became one of the distinctive elements of the Panerai watches and a part of the DNA of the Brand.
It’s no coincidence that the first movement (P.2002) developed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel in 2005 was a caliber with a power reserve of eight days.
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