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Officine Panerai New Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT

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. read more

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Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT – Officine Panerai

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. 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. read more

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Gas Tube Science

In the early 20th century, Guido Panerai created some of the earliest luminous watches for use by the Italian navy, using radium bromide and zinc sulphide. He garnered a patent in 1915 and the original Radiomir watch was born. But the use of radium posed problems, and its use in wristwatches was banned in the U.S. in 1968 by the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (NCRP). Later, tritium—a radioactive isotope of hydrogen—was the substance of choice to coat numerals, markers and hands so they could be read in the dark. But health concerns began to be raised about it, too. read more