Some time ago, the House of Watches published a tasting of Panerai watches. I did not expect that it caused a dispute among watch friends about the Panerai movement. Many watch friends told Peihai. There are doubts about the polishing of the movement of Nahai, and there is room for improvement in the details. I think it is necessary to explain here that Panerai’s processing of movements is divided into different levels, and different levels of movements have different processing levels. Not only Panerai, many brands of movements are doing this, do not look at one of the movements in a nutshell.
Cal.P.2002 and Cal.P.2002 / E
Mentioned in the tasting is the Panerai Cal.P.2002 / E movement. The Cal.P.2002 movement launched in 2005 is a manually wound high-end movement produced by Panerai. The official movement information is: 13¾ legal minutes, thickness 6.6 mm, 21 stones, Glucydur® balance wheel, 28,800 vibrations per hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. 8-day power reserve, with linear indicator, three barrels, seconds reset device, 247 parts. Cal.P.2002 / E added the time equation and the power reserve display function on the back, which increased the number of parts to 328.
The P.2002 series uses three barrels that provide a power reserve of 4 to 10 days, which is a long-power movement. This series is regarded as the top movement of the Panerai movement. The workmanship is beyond words. All places are finely polished. The plywood is polished with Italian-style hairline and the scales of the substrate are polished. Many complicated functions of Panerai rely on this series of movements, such as tourbillon, time equation, star sky chart, long power and so on. Twins produced Cal.P.2004, Cal.P.2005, Cal.P.2006, Cal.P.2005 / S, Cal.P.2005 / G and automatic winding Cal.P.2003 and other movements.
If Panerai’s movement needs both 8-day storage and ‘super cost-effectiveness’, then it is Cal.P.5000. It is a relatively new manual winding movement of Panerai. It was originally Debuted in the second half of 2013, two barrels. It maintains the modern 3/4 plywood commonly found in the brand’s movement design, while also better stabilizing and protecting internal parts, consistent with the history and consistent demands of military watches. The fish scales on the substrate are not polished on the entire surface, but are concentrated only on the part that will be exposed after the splint is covered.
ETA 6497 changed to OP XI
As we all know, Panerai also uses universal movements like other high-end watch brands. For example, Panerai’s Cal.OP XI movement is Cal. 6497 of ETA, which can be said to be the cornerstone of Panerai’s representative models. Also most frequently. The entry model (PAM 00111) familiar to Peipei fans is this movement. Of course, watch fans who pay special attention to Panerai will find that in addition to the special limited editions, the coverage of Panerai’s home-made movements is getting higher and higher, and the brand’s further ambitions in the development of home-made movements began in the beginning of 2014 This is evident in the new Swiss watch factory in operation.
Cal.6497 to OP XI
Cal.6497 is a large-size manual winding movement. With the popularity of large watches, its size just meets the needs of almost all large cases. Because of its large size, the structure is reasonable. Although it is only 18,000 low frequency pendulums, it can pass the COSC certification. Panerai’s polishing of Cal.6497 is really good. The plywood and substrate are polished and chamfered. The blue steel screws and mirror-polished goosenecks are really hard work. The only thing criticized by some watch friends is that there are no fish scales on the movement where the main board of this movement cannot be seen.
Panerai released a Cal.P.999 movement in 2010. It is similar to the Cal. 6497 used, but it is much smaller and much thinner. There are not many watches equipped with it, all with a diameter of 42 millimeters and a power reserve of only 60 hours. Panerai’s self-produced movement is the only one that does not count as long power.
The P.3000 series is a relatively basic series of manual winding movements from Panerai. All of them have a large diameter of 16½ francs (37.2 mm). They are 16½ francs like Cal. 6497 and have a thickness of 5.3. Mm, more suitable for Panerai classic models such as 47 and 44 mm. The P.3000 series is a relatively mid-range series, and the watches equipped with this movement are not very expensive (except for Cal.P3001 / 10 skeleton and this year’s carved models).
The movement has a highly discernible structure, 3/4 of the splint movement, one large and one small two splints, covering most of the mechanical parts, and fixed to the bottom splint by a series of thick screws. The movement is equipped with 21 gems and is equipped with two connected barrels. Provides 3-day power reserve.
The P.9000 series is a collection of most of the self-winding movements of all Panerai’s self-produced movements. The basic model is Cal.P.9000. On the basis, different functional modules are twinned to create different movements. This series of movements can be said to be the most suitable for ordinary office workers to wear Panerai movements, after all, automatic movements are more convenient than manual winding movements.
Cal.P.9000, the movement diameter is 13¾ legal minutes, and the thickness is 7.9mm. It adopts Glucydur® balance wheel, Incabloc® anti-vibration device, and vibrates 28,800 times per hour. Equipped with two barrels to provide a 3-day power reserve, consisting of a total of 197 parts.
Cal.P.4000 should be the latest movement of Panerai. It was launched at the 2014 ‘Clocks and Miracles’ exhibition in Hong Kong. This is Panerai’s first self-winding movement with an eccentric rotor. The diameter of the oscillating weight is smaller than the movement itself, which makes the movement and the watch as a whole thinner. The thickness of the movement is only 3.95 mm.
Eccentric oscillating weight is available in tungsten and red gold with different materials. Similarly, the movement is mostly covered by large splints. And since the standard of the Panerai multi-spring barrel is used (P.4000 is a double barrel), the power is maintained for three days, and the vibration frequency is also guaranteed 28,800 times an hour, which is rare for most eccentric rotors. of. In addition, the pendulum actually follows the big pendulum’s P.2003 and P.9000 series with a two-way winding function. The movement also contains a special device that can stop the balance wheel vibration when the crown is pulled out to adjust the time, helping the wearer to accurately synchronize the time. . After all, it is the latest movement, and it is Panerai’s first movement with an eccentric oscillating weight, and it takes time to verify.
The above movements are the main movements sold by Panerai in recent years. Some series of movements will not be introduced one by one. I hope it will be helpful to you. It is normal for each brand to position its product line differently, and to match different processes. After all, where is the money, there is no need to polish the movement of a certain brand with the movement of another brand. , Appearance design is not the same yet. Buying a watch, thinking about what you like, what you want, and what price you can afford are especially important.