Officine Paneria’s team of craftsmen, skilful designers and talented technicians are a family of innovators who are always building on their research and experimenting with a mixture of different materials to create futuristic designs for the modern man and woman. Titanium is a material that is vastly used throughout their collection of iconic timepieces, from designs belonging to the Luminor collection, to the bold and military-inspired Radiomir family. As an official UK stockist of titanium Officine Panerai watches here at Berry’s, we are always growing this unique collection of instruments. Titanium has so many benefits to offer the luxury wristwatch collector. The material is incredibly lightweight, making it a popular choice for sports watches and divers watches. It also creates a slightly darker lustrous shimmer against the skin, offering a nice alternative to the common stainless steel watch. Despite its lightweight feel on the wrist, titanium is triple the strength of stainless steel. It is for this reason that the material is often seen in the more robust, masculine designs of a men’s luxury wristwatch collection.
The Officine Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Titanio Automatic watch with brown dial is an unusual design. The dark brown calfskin strap, combined with the modernistic feel and look of the titanium case, offers a unique vintage-inspired look. The 1940 reference in the watch’s title represents the diving wristwatches manufactured by Officine Panerai in 1940 for the Italian Marines. The lugs which resemble horns were a modification created back then to reduce the risk of the thin wire loop strap attachments snapping. Now with enhanced durability and robustness, these titanium Officine Panerai watches are sure to withstand extreme conditions likely to be faced out at sea with ease.
Watches like the Officine Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech Automatic are developed for the avid diver and feature a rotatable bezel to facilitate measuring dive time whilst under water. Models from this collection are not only distinct for their small seconds sub dial at 9 o’clock and date window at 3 o’clock, but they are also equipped with impressive water resistant capabilities. This bold and dynamic timepiece features a case made from carbotech, a composite material based on carbon fibre which has never been used in the luxury watch industry before. It is however, the back of the watch crafted from a titanium screw-down case with a hard black coating, which makes use of the innovative lightweight qualities of this material. The titanium helps to protect the in-house manufactured P.9000 calibre from water, shock and heat damage. The timepiece is a perfect example of how watchmakers at Officine Panerai pool their innovative materials into one design to enhance its properties and functional capabilities. Other designs like the Officine Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 watch offers a more classic look by combining a titanium case with a sumptuous black dial. For more information on a watch from our titanium Officine Panerai watch collection, please contact a member of our watch team who will be more than happy to offer advice and availability information on your chosen timepiece.