The Mare Nostrum Titanio is a throwback to a limited edition from 1943, which was reserved for the top officers of the Italian navy. The PAM 603 revives both the characteristic aesthetics and the technical design of the legendary watch. Bringing it into the present, the Mare Nostrum has been given a titanium case and a brown dial.
Guido Panerai probably created the first chronograph in the mid-1920’s, long before 1943 when, in the wake of the Second World War, the Mare Nostrum was designed in honour of the battles won in the Mediterranean. The Mare Nostrum was reconstructed with the help of an existing prototype and a few images
For decades the traces of the first chronograph led back to the Panerai family. The detailed replica fills a gap in the history of the manufactory and fascinates with its own aesthetic characteristics. A wide, flat bezel draws the PAM 603's 52mm housing into a tonneau shape. This exceptional chronograph will remain a rarity, as the Special Edition is limited to 150 copies.
As a hypoallergenic, highly resistant and lightweight material, the choice of titanium alloy gives the timepiece excellent wearability, despite the generous format. The satin housing and the scaling of the dial resemble the design elements of the historical prototype. In terms of colour, the model realises a delicate contrast between tobacco brown and ecru. The former model from 1943 shows that the small second was found at the 9 o'clock position on the watch face, this is still used today in a variety of models. Another separate dial at 3 o'clock shows the movement of the minute counter. The chronograph hands, which measures the seconds, are arranged centrally. On the sides, there are two classic chronograph buttons, above and below the crown at the 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock positions to control the chronograph. In keeping with the dial and the markings, the PAM00603 has a finely-grained, dark brown calf leather strap with ecru stitching.
For the PAM00603, OFFICINE PANERAI uses the exclusive hand-wound calibre OP XXV. It offers a power reserve of 55 hours and has a swan's neck regulator, a Glucydur® balance, which performs at 18,000 vibrations/hour just like the Angelus movement which was formerly used, as well as Incabloc® shock protection. The caseback hides the revision of the bridges with Geneva stripes. A combination of appropriate, historically-anchored design features with excellent material is the hallmark of this new edition of the Mare Nostrum. The PAM 603 will accompany you down to a depth of 30 meters in the element which inspired this timepiece.