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In my most recent Instagram post, I uncovered a well-guarded secret. The new P.9200 caliber used in Panerai’s recently introduced chronograph family is a basic ETA 2892-A2 with Dubois Dépraz chronograph module. This unsettling episode opened a veritable can of worms.
Panerai’s new chronographs were presented at Watches and Wonders in April 2021. Today the line consists of a total of five models, four in stainless steel and one in 18k gold. On steel models (PAM01109, PAM01110, PAM01218 and PAM01303 Luna Rossa), the movement is concealed behind a solid caseback. The gold version (PAM01111) has a “display” caseback but the movement is barely visible behind a tinted sapphire crystal decorated with an awkward wave pattern. If I were to guess, I would say the sole reason why Panerai equipped the gold version with a “see-through” caseback was to save precious gold material.
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