By utilizing three hammers Panerai combines three different sounds. Thecarillon, as a result, can play a melody not unlike a church bell. To avoid accidental activation, the carillon can be operated by the push-piece at 8 o’clock only when the winding crown is rotated slightly.
Officine Panerai’s new Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT (PAM00600) is the company’s most complicated watch yet. And unlike most such repeaters, Panerai’s 49mm red gold example can activate its chime both for local time and for a second time zone . Also unusual for repeaters, the chimes Panerai has created for this repeater are carried out by three hammers, not the traditional two hammers, each of which strike an equal number of gongs fixed to the movement and the case.