Panerai Unveils ‘Goldtech’ Perpetual Calendar Watch With Smoked Sapphire Crystal Dial
The stunning gold, copper and platinum case is “as durable as military-grade diving equipment.”
Panerai’s new gold-shrouded perpetual calendar watch is tougher than looks would indicate.
Unlike standard gold, the 42mm case and bezel are crafted from Panerai’s Goldtech alloy. Copper imbues the material with a rich and intense red hue, platinum prevents oxidation, and gold creates a glistening allure, along with the smoked sapphire crystal dial.
Panerai, which was the official watchmaker for the Royal Italian Navy long before it was a producer of high-price baubles, adds that Goldtech is “as durable as military-grade diving equipment”—this one is water-resistant to 50 meters.
Hypebeast notes that the P.4100 movement allows adjustment day, date, month and year through the crown. The sub dial at nine o’clock functions as both AM/PM indicator for the GMT and small seconds.
The day and date discs are just barely visible through the semi-transparent dial, while year, leap year and power reserve are visible through the caseback, which is also smoked sapphire.
Each costs north of $80,000, but there are a couple extras included with that price—an invitation to an exclusive “Panerai Experience” in the brand’s Florentine headquarters and some sort of NFT tailored to their itinerary.
Click here if you’re interested in purchasing the Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo for $83,700.