Panerai has unveiled its most complicated watch to date: the Made-to-Order Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT. The watch is incredibly complicated in its technology and mechanics, which include a three-hammer double minute repeater mechanism that enables it to chime a local time and a second time zone. The wearer can even switch between the two time zones via a pusher on the crown when it is in selector mode. Powered by the new hand-wound skeletonized P.2005/MR manufacture-made caliber, the watch chimes the hours, 10-minute increments and minutes on different notes.
The tourbillon escapement features a unique system wherein the rotation of the tourbillon cage is on an axis that is perpendicular (instead of parallel as in most classic tourbillons) to the balance axis, and rotating at 30 seconds. It took the master watchmakers at the brand’s Laboratorio di Idee four years to develop the P.2005/MR caliber. The 49mm watch can be personalized with a special strap color, choice of hands and more.