The new Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT from PANERAI. Premium-class haute horologerie! The PAM 600 is a strictly-limited, exclusive special edition which is only produced by pre-order. It offers Paneristi a number of personalisation options. When ordering, buyers can select the case material and the colour of the hands and Arabic numerals from a range of different colour concepts.
With the case on the Radiomir 1940, the PAM00600 is remaining faithful to the classic design and identity of OFFICINE PANERAI. The PANERAI Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT features a skeletonised dial and also delivers excellent readability, as well as a clear view of the manual calibre P.2005/MR.
The black, skeletonised dial is the main attraction on this complication. The 18K gold case on the PANERAI PAM 600 features a special design comprising two case components, which are soldered together. This extraordinary method of construction is only possible because of the symmetry of the two parts of the Radiomir 1940 case. To apply this design takes enormous watchmaking skill, as the solder seam holding the two halves of the Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT together should not be visible. This sophisticated process reduces the weight of the case, which makes it more comfortable to wear. In addition, this optimises use of the hollow spaces and the resonance of the case. This process gives the PANERAI Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT an extraordinarily good sound. The materials used for the case help this too. For example, 18K red gold is harder than 18K yellow gold, which means it sounds better. For those who value great sound, PANERAI can also make the case from titanium on request, which audibly improves the sound properties even further.
The PAM00600 features a range of mechanisms which protect the functionality of the calibre P.2005/MR from improper use. The PAM 600 also gives you the option to set two time zones, for example a home time zone and a local time zone for another temporary location. The acoustic time display is activated at the 8 o’clock position. The Carillon Repeater uses three hammers to strike the case and the gong attached to the movement. This combination of three hammers makes it possible to play a melody. Two barrels deliver the energy for a power reserve of four days. The PANERAI tourbillon rotates twice per minute on a vertical axle parallel to the case, which guarantees excellent timekeeping.
The traditional minute repeater strikes twice to give an audible indication of the time, using two small hammers on the back of the case which strike the gongs. One hammer for hours and one for minutes. In contrast, the Minute Repeater Carillon in der PAM00600 uses three tones. Two mono-block gongs are struck by three hammers. This means the calibre P.2005/MR can play a simple melody to indicate the quarter hour. With the PANERAI Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT, you can choose which time zone the PAM00600 should strike for. The gongs on the PAM 600 are attached to the movement and the case to allow better distribution of the sound. Ex works, the PAM00600 comes with a folding clasp in 18K red gold.