SIHH 2015 – Officine Panerai reconstructed and resurrected a 1943 Panerai original, the “Mare Nostrum”. Limited to only 150 pieces, the new Mare Nostrum Titanio features a brushed titanium case measuring 52mm. The dial is brown on two levels with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. It has a sapphire crystal and it is water resistant to 3 bar (~ 30 metres). Inside is the Swiss manual-wind Panerai in-house caliber OP XXV (base Minerva 13-22) beating at 18,000 vph and with a power reserve of 55 hours. It is finished off with a a gorgeous brown leather strap.
“In 1943 the Panerai family named the chronograph created for the deck officers of the Royal Italian Navy “Mare Nostrum”, as a tribute to the Mediterranean Sea “Mare Nostrum” (“Our sea”) where the Royal Italian Navy fleets accomplished their victorious missions during the Second World War. This name had already been used by Guido Panerai in 1924 for what was probably the first Panerai chronograph, but all traces of this first model have been lost. However a few prototypes of the 1943 chronograph still exist, and these have enabled the new watch to be reconstructed with great technical accuracy and similar aesthetic characteristics.” – the press release reads.
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