At SIHH Officine Panerai presented the P.999, a new hand-wound mechanical movement entirely designed, developed and produced at the Neuchâtel manufacture. The new movement has a 12 ligne or 27.44 mm diameter, making it suitable for Panerai’s smaller timepieces like the Radiomir 42 mm.
Caliber P.999 has 19 jewels, a single barrel providing a 60-hour power reserve and small seconds at 9 o’clock. It is comprised of 154 components and beats at 3 Hz or 21,600 alternations/hour. Equipped with adjusting screws, the balance wheel is protected by an Incabloc anti-shock device. This caliber is available in 2 versions: P.999 has a swan neck regulator and polished edges, and P.999/1 has raquette adjustment and sand-blasted edges, and these movements are individually numbered.
The Radiomir 42mm has a polished steel case, screw-down crown, sapphire display back, and a 1.5 mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Water resistance is 100 meters. At SIHH Panerai advised us that the European MSRP on the steel Radiomir 42 mm will be 4900 euros, and this model will be limited to 100 pieces. A titanium version priced at 5400 euros is also limited to 100 pieces, and 500 examples will be produced in pink gold, priced at 11,000 euros.