Manual winding Panerai watches are collectables for both the watch-loving gent and lady. They come in a variety of levels in complexity, finishing and rarity – hence why no two people’s watch collections are the same. A true horological connoisseur however, will have an in-built love for the manual winding Panerai watch. These beautifully manufactured instruments allow for the wearer to connect with the watch’s manufacture, taking him or her back to a time when manual watches were at the heart of all luxury watch making. Now, watches that require a hand to wind them come in various shapes, styles and forms, yet at Panerai, traditional watch manufacture is still at the very heart of their factory.
As an official manual Officine Panerai watch stockist, our collections here at Berry’s represent the finest examples of Panerai watch manufacture. Choose from designs belonging to the Radiomir 1940 watch collection, the Luminor 1950 watch collection and the Luminor Marina watch collection – each family of watches having its own distinct style. Whether you’re a lady or a gent it makes no difference to Officine Panerai. Many of their designs are unisex and developed solely to be loved by any watch lover, whether male or female. Over the years, Panerai have created some stunning manual winding movements. These meticulous engines have been hand designed and hand assembled in Panerai’s watch manufacturing house in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Although not always standard in watchmaking of the past, see-through casebacks are a familiar feature of a manual winding watch. Panerai use sapphire crystal glass integrated with scratch resistant and anti reflective properties to allow the wearer the very best glimpse into a slice of the company’s proud watch manufacturing heritage through the back of the watch.
The Officine Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days watch with a traditional brown leather strap and legible black dial, is a lovable classic thanks to its staple dial layout that assists with legibility. The 12, and 9 Arabic hour locations provide points of interest around the dial, whilst a small second sub-dial resides at the 9 o’clock location. The watch is powered by the in-house developed P. 3001 movement which offers a 3 day power reserve and performs at 21,600 vibrations per hour. The movement features characteristics that are present is many other Panerai movements, and in terms of robustness, reliability and performance – it ranks high amongst other leading specialist movement developers within the industry.
The Officine Paneral Radiomir S.L.C 3 Days watch offers yet another alternative to time reading with its unique dot indexes and spacious dial. The soft cushion shaped case is a hallmark of the Radiomir watch collection – enhanced all the more by its smooth polished surface. The classic brown calfskin strap is great for wearing all day against the skin and of course the beautiful crown goes without the addition of the crown-protecting bridge, making it easy to power up the watch by hand once the power of the watch begins to run down.