You’ll note the presence of another unconventional (for Panerai) element on the dial, a tachymeter bezel. Though this scale is usually associated more with watches inspired by driving rather than diving, it does serve to distinguish the Tradition line from other chronographs in Panerai’s vast portfolio.
The other historical element in the new Panerai Radiomir Collection is on the inside: the movement is Panerai’s manual-wind OP XXV, based on a Minerva 13-22. Minerva, now absorbed into Montblanc, is not only renowned for its chronograph movements; it turns out the company was a Panerai supplier back in its early days.
Below you’ll find a wrist-shot of the rose-gold watch with California dial and a snapshot of the movement as seen through the exhibition caseback.
For lots more new Panerai watches shown at SIHH 2014, including lots of new original photos, visit Watch-Insider.com for our colleague Alexander Linz’s detailed roundup.