Panerai has since 2009 dedicated watches in honor of the Chinese Zodiac. After the watches dedicated to the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster and the Dog.
This year the latest Luminor Sealand welcomes and celebrates the Year of the Pig. The cover of the new special edition is engraved with the image of the Pig. Each model produced for this Special Edition has been adorned by hand by the Italian Masters Engravers using the ancient technique of “Sparsello”. First grooves are made in the steel before they are inlaid with gold threads in multiple parallel layers; these are then beaten until they completely fill the grooves which together form the outlines of the Pig and the sophisticated decoration.
The work requires skill on the part of the craftsmen because the process of inlaying the threads of gold is carried out after the lid has already been engraved and polished.
The automatic P.9010 calibre, entirely developed and created in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, has central hour and minute hands, the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock. P.9010 also has a bi-directional oscillating weight and a device for quickly adjusting the hour hand, which also automatically changes the date.
Limited to 88 pieces only and available exclusively at Panerai