If you would like to go beyond just telling time on your own yacht, or in your workplace, you can collect the entire set of tools. A barometer ($5,200), thermometer ($4,400), and hygrometer ($4,400) have been navigational principles for centuries. You presumably know what a thermometer is, and that a barometer reads atmospheric pressure to assist predict approaching weather. So what is a hygrometer? Originally used by wool merchants, the hygrometer reads the atmosphere humidity level, which has a significant influence on the weight, and therefore, the price, of wool. Since that time, sailors have used hygrometers to help ascertain the likelihood of fog or rain, clear enemies of navigation and smooth sailing. The way you use it (“how thick is my sweater?” Versus “from the way off will folks be able to see my sweater?” Could be a stumper) is up to you.Mechanical navigation instruments have more or less become a thing of the past, however it is refreshing when watch companies are prepared to revive some semblance of Old World workmanship and utility. With the whole set of Panerai instruments clocking in at just under $20,000, these tools are not for the faint of wallet. However, as they say, a boat is like a hole in the ocean where you throw money, so these tools are just another fall in the bucket.Last month Panerai unveiled a new wall clock inspired by Eilean, the 1936 Bermudan ketch that symbolizes Officine Panerai from the world of classic yachting. Along with this, a Barometer, Hygrometer, and Thermometer — all instruments utilized in Eilean since its recovery in 2007. For the very first time, these tools are available for purchase. Neat little collection!Prices are $5,200 for the barometer, $5,100 for the clock, and $4,400 for the hygrometer and thermometer.
Panerai’s oldest history is in the creation of watches as well as other precision instruments for the royal Italian navy, and its connection to the sea has turned into an important part of its ethos.The brand introduced a barometer, hygrometer, thermometer and wall clock inspired by the Eilean, the Bermudian sailboat from 1936 that represents Officine Panerai in the world of classic yachting.Ironically, Eilean was built in precisely the same year the first prototype Panerai watch was produced for the commandos of the Italian Navy.In 2007, Officine Panerai obtained the yacht, which was designed by legendary yacht builder William Fife III, and after a lengthy and tough restoration, it’s been returned to its original splendor. It now makes its presence known in the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the primary international circuit of regattas for antique yachts.Panerai created an array of instruments to equip the historical yacht, which has inspired new models available for house, office or, yes, ship. All the instruments is made of corrosion-resistant AISI 316L stainless steel, like the originals created for Eilean. The instances are each about 5.5 inches square and all have black chic dials for simple reading of the atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, temperature and time, as stated by the instrument.The Panerai barometer uses a barometric capsule that’s compressed to varying degrees by atmospheric pressure, which causes it to contract or expand, and its motion is transmitted to a central indicator hand. In predicting the weather, high atmospheric pressure suggests good weather while low pressure indicates that poor weather is probable. A hygrometer measures humidity from the atmosphere, and its own purpose in navigation is to determine the chance of fog and rain.
Panerai’s novelty is based on the clock assembled from the Florentine watchmaker Eustachio Porcellotti in 1887 from the first drawing. That pendulum is currently exhibited at the Museo Galileo in Florence. Panerai Pendulum Clock takes over all vital features of the original. It’s 35.6 cm high and 18.5 cm wide, with all the thickness of 11.1 cm. Plates are fixed in the conventional way by crosspieces at the top and the bottom. While the upper crosspiece functions to maintain the escapement and the pendulum suspension, the lower one links the lower regions of the framework plates.The highlight of the masterpiece is a regulating pendulum and the escapement, comprising a getaway wheel with 12 hooks fitted to its side, 12 teeth cut from its perimeter and three levers. The pendulum is totally free of any contact with the wheel and that is why it got the title a “free escapement”. A gray dial features Roman numerals and black-lacquered hands, like those of the 1887 version. It’s surrounded by a gold plated bezel which matches the color of wheels with their hand-finished teeth, a spring barrel and other particulars. When it’s fully wound, it supplies about eight times of power-reserve.
Since the domain horology expanded, could electric clocks be away? It was in 1840 the first electric clock was created by Edinburgh clockmaker Alexander Bain. In 1895 Frank Hope-Jones created the first modern electric clock which became the base of modern clocks which are created today.Today, if a single clock deserves mention for ingenuity, it’s that the Atmos. This ingenious clock was invented in 1928 by Jean-Léon Reutter, perfected and manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The Atmos came close to fulfilling the early dream of eternal motion.It is based on the principle that tiny changes in temperatures alone are sufficient to supply its movement with energy. The balance is a subtle one, and also a single level difference within the range of 15 to 30°C is sufficient to keep the Atmos running for 48 hours. The explanation? The beating heart of the system is composed of a gaseous mixture contained inside a capsule that dilates or contracts in step with temperature differences, much like the bellows of an accordion. Each of its movement supplies power to a mainspring that subsequently delivers its power to a very sparing horological mechanism where the balance performs only two oscillations per minute — approximately 150 times less than the usual rate of a wristwatch.The Atmos makes light of the passing of time. Its mechanical principle, which embodies an extraordinary technical and poetic way of perpetual movement, lives about the alternation between daytime heat and the cool of the night, as well as the rhythm of the seasons. For over half a century, this tiny technological marvel has become the official gift of the Swiss Confederation for its most eminent guests.
|Location||Italy, MILANO – RICCIONE – BOLOGNA – FROSINONE – MANFREDONIA|
|Price||2,390 € (= $2,982)|
|Case diameter||65 mm|
|Dial numerals||No numerals|
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La sfera in vetro minerale perfettamente trasparente del nuovo Table Clock (PAM000581) offre una doppia, affascinante vista: quella frontale, dell’inconfondibile quadrante Panerai racchiuso al centro della sfera, e quella posteriore, che consente di ammirare le finiture e i dettagli del movimento di manifattura P.5000. Due facce che raccontano le due identità più autentiche di Officine Panerai: quella di una lunga storia di eccellenza italiana, che si esprime in un design di inconfondibile purezza, e quella di un saper fare orologiero tipicamente svizzero. Il quadrante dell’orologio Panerai, protagonista del nuovo Table Clock, rappresenta uno degli elementi più riconoscibili e iconici della storia dell’orologeria meccanica. L’essenzialità del design, in cui indici lineari si alternano con grandi cifre ai punti cardinali, garantisce un’eccellente leggibilità che è resa ancora più insuperabile dalla costruzione del quadrante stesso. Fin dagli anni Trenta, infatti, gli orologi Panerai adottano un quadrante formato da due piastre sovrapposte, tra le quali si trova il materiale luminescente che emerge dai fori praticati sulla piastra superiore, in corrispondenza degli indici. Il risultato è un quadrante di grande profondità, ben leggibile anche nelle condizioni di luce più scarsa, di una modernità assoluta come solo i classici del design possono essere. Attraverso la semisfera in vetro minerale, che protegge il quadrante e contemporaneamente lo ingrandisce grazie all’effetto magnificante, è possibile anche ammirare altri dettagli di ispirazione vintage come l’incisione – anziché la stampa – di “Radiomir Panerai” e “8 Days” sul quadrante. Il Table Clock è il primo orologio da tavolo con movimento meccanico realizzato da Officine Panerai ed è animato dal calibro di manifattura P.5000. La grande corona di carica ad ore dodici è incorniciata da una staffa in acciaio lucido il cui originale design – in onore dello storico legame di Officine Panerai con il mondo del mare e della vela – è ispirato a quello del grillo, l’accessorio, comune sulle barche a vela, che consente di fissare cime o cavi d’acciaio in modo semplice e sicuro. Una base circolare, realizzata in acciaio satinato e personalizzata con l’incisione Officine Panerai, permette di appoggiare la sfera sul tavolo in modo stabile e con eleganza.
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