Panerai gears up for this upcoming Year of the Rat with a commemorative Luminor Sealand watch. Sitting at 44mm in case size, this watch marks Panerai’s 12th Lunar New Year watch — a traditional that started in 2009 with the Year of the Ox.
The watch features a brushed steel case cover that has been decorated using the ancient Italian technique of sparsello — little incisions are made using a scalpel and then filled in with gold threads and hammered flat; this process takes over 50 hours. Powering the Luminor Sealand is the P. 9010 Caliber movement which features a three-day power reserve and 100 meters of water resistance. The Year of the Rat Luminor Sealand is finished off with a semi-matte calf strap that’s gold with beige stitching.
Limited to 88 pieces, the watch is set to launch January 25, 2020.
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