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Panerai’s Radiomir Regatta 1/8th second

March 19, 2010

Briefly: Panerai’s Radiomir Regatta 1/8th Second Titanio (47 mm) for the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2010

radiomir regatta 1/8th second titanio

Officine Panerai has launched the Radiomir Regatta 1/8th Second Titanio – 47 mm for the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2010. The watch is a split-second foudroyante chronograph, which also features a scale for calculating boat speed in knots.

The split-second function allows two simultaneous events to be clocked. Whereas the foudroyante function activates a small hand that rotates in the dial at nine o’clock, making one rotation every second: when the chronograph stops, the hand comes to a halt on the relative fraction of a second. The watch has an automatic OP XXI calibre, with a diameter of 13 ¼ lignes and 40 jewels, double column wheel, anti-shock device and finely decorated bridges. The balance ticks 28,800 times an hour permitting one eighth of a second precision and the watch has a power reserve of 42 hours.

In brushed titanium with a fine polished bezel, the 47 mm case is watertight to approximately 100 metres. The back plate has a large sapphire crystal window showing the complex movement, while the cut-off cone-shaped winding crown houses the control button for the split-second chronograph hand. A 1.9 mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the Panerai dial, with two large luminescent Arabic numerals and hour markers. On the left is the small dial indicating fractions of seconds and on the right there is the minute counter with the scale in knots, in other words nautical miles (1,852 metres) per hour.

Available in a single edition of 500 units, the watch comes with leather strap fastened by a brushed titanium buckle.