Panerai Luminor Rattrapante Revealed for SIHH 2013
Panerai is a name that immediately commands respect from those in the watch world, This high quality, highly-respected luxury watch company is responsible for creating some of the most beloved watches in the industry. And now, with the January SIHH 2013 watch fair approaching fast, the watch world is getting a closer look at the upcoming models offered by the company. The Luminor Rattrapante is the flagship of the new line, and it features classic functionality with a sleek, modern style that will turn heads. This split-seconds chronograph style watch comes in a durable and attractive titanium case. The chronograph function features twin column wheels that operate two hands. This makes it easy to measure time with ease, with a partial time dial and a standard chronograph as well. IWC Pilot`s watches of the 30`s and 40`s. In terms of the watch's inner workings, buyers can expect a hand-wound movement with an eight day power reserve which is created by a system of three spring barrels. The watch is powered by the patented Panerai P.2006 movement, and the power reserve is actually displayed on the dial just above the 6 o'clock spot on the face. The case is brushed titanium and comes in at 47 mm in diameter. The seal protects against depths of around 100 meters and the watch is waterproof up to that point. The bezel is titanium, though instead of the brushed finish of the case it features a polished finish to add some contrast. It also surrounds the black dial that has become a hallmark of the Panerai Luminor watch line. The luminescent green hands and dots on the face make it easy to read the time in low light situations, which is another standard feature of the line. And of course, the caseback features a sapphire window that allows users to watch the P.20006 movement as it occurs. Finally, the watch is available on a rubber strap featuring a matching brushed titanium buckle that pairs perfectly with the case. The watch also includes a second strap that is easy to switch out if desired. The Panerai line of watches are among the most respected in the world, and this watch is perfectly at home whether heading out for a dive or just going out on the town. Like all fine luxury watches it is a perfect marriage of quality, performance, precision, and style. It's a perfect addition to your collection or a great first purchase when you're ready for your first luxury watch.