The Angelus “8 Days” movement was adopted by Panerai in the 1940s in order to supply the Italian Navy with a time-measuring instrument which was as reliable and accurate as possible. The “8 Days” movement enabled times to be synchronised in all the various units engaged in a mission, which avoided errors during reconnaissance missions.
Officine Panerai’s Luminor 8 Days further strengthens its reputation through its fascination and pure watchmaking philology. After the platinum Radiomir of 1997 with a period Rolex movement, it returns again to the past with another emblematic mechanism of the history of Panerai, the Angelus SF 240 calibre with a power reserve of eight days, used for various models since the 1940s.
A solid movement of outstanding reliability, it is large in size (it is in fact 16 lignes, equivalent to about 36 mm in diameter) and has a feature which has become a distinctive “trade mark” of Panerai: the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, in a position directly opposite the winding crown. Now the Angelus calibre lives again in a strictly limited series of 150 units recovered from the pas. The movements have been completely restored to new condition, with all parts being overhauled or renewed. The particular design of the bridges and the plate, as well as its operating frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour (now hardly ever encountered in wristwatch movements of recent production), serve to confirm the movement’s unique period character.
Case: In three parts, diameter 47 mm, in brushed finish, device protecting the winding crown (Trade Mark), sapphire crystal 2 mm thick with anti-reflective treatment
Bezel: Steel with polished finish
Back: Steel, screw-in, with sapphire crystal window
Water-resistance: To 100 metres
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Angelus SF 240 calibre, 16 lignes, 15 jewels, power reserve of 8 days, 18,000 vibrations/hour, Incabloc® anti-shock device®
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Dial: Matt brown, with luminous markers and Arabic numerals, luminous baton hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock, inscription “8 GIORNI BREVETTATO” (“8 DAYS PATENTED”) taken from the historic Panerai models with Angelus movement
Strap: Hand-sewn leather, inner part made of hypo-allergenic material, personalised large-size buckle
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- September 28, 2015 - October 6, 2015
- Final sale and no returns. View details