The pocket watch by OfficinePanerai turns into table clock any time you like and becomes the indispensable accessory of your office…
Defying technology and being non-compromising to “being classic”, pocket watches have continued their existence for centuries. It’s not a coincidence that the pocket watches have gained popularity recently. The rooted craftsmanship necessary for production has made those pocket watches, considered prestigious objects, a favourite of many watch lovers.
Used for the first time in the 15th century, pocket watches became the irreplaceable accessories of men in the 16th century after the King of England had pockets sewn onto his waistcoats and started to carry his clocks around. Being an area of women’s interest at the beginning of the 19th century, the perception regarding the pocket watches totally changed after First World War, as men started to prefer wristwatches at that time for being more practical. Being used on special occasions and only preferred by the collectors at the beginning of the 20th century, pocket watches gradually disappeared from the daily use. However, they never lost their loyal fans. Hence the Panerai Orologeria store in Florence became the first destination for those who wanted to buy pocket watches in the first decades of the 20th century. Officine Panerai still manufactures pocket watches today. The first model produced at the brand’s workshop in Neuchatel was PAM00446. Since PAM00446, the first pocket watch made by Panerai brand, received great interest from the collectors, and so the model Special Edition PAM00447 was presented to the collectors’ taste with Panerai’s design giving tribute to simplicity.
Offered in a unique edition of 50 units, the model can also turn into a table clock if requested, thanks to a stand found in its mahogany box on which the watch can be placed when it is not being worn. The case of the pocket watch derives this characteristic from the perfect, cushion-shaped case of Radiomir of which prototypes trace back to 1936. The main surprise is hidden at the back of the pocket watch’s case. The easily openable protection cover in the mechanism part of the watch reveals the manual winding P.3001/10 calibre which was executed at Officine Panerai headquarters in Neuchatel with a three day power reserve and an indicator. If you’d like to personalise your pocket watch, you can add any engraving you wish on the polished cover.
The essential and probably the most eye-catching part of a pocket watch is its chain. Pocket Watch 3 Days Oro Rosso–50mm ‘s design of chain is inspired by nautical chains. Completely original and with every detail designed by Officine Panerai, the watch chain is 40 cm long. Just like the case, it is made entirely in red gold terminated by two hooks of the same material that engage easily and securely.