Officine Panerai’s newest Mare Nostrum Titanio timepiece.
Italy speaks again about Mare Nostrum (Latin for “Our Sea“), the Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea. Panerai Mare Nostrum, the chronograph made by Officine Panerai in 1943 for the deck officers of the royal italian navy, was revived in 2015 wiht a special Titanio edition of only 150 examples.
The new timepiece faithfully reproduces the 1943 model, updating it to the highest standards of today’s high quality watchmaking.
The first difference compared to the vintage watch is the material of which the large case 52 mm in diameter is made. The metal used for this tonneau- shaped case is not steel but brushed titanium, a material which combines excellent non-allergenic properties and greater lightness than steel with the structural toughness needed to resist high pressure, external stresses and corrosion. The wide flat bezel, the screw back and the winding crown engraved with the words “Mare Nostrum” are all made of brushed titanium as well.
The Mare Nostrum Titanio – 52mm (PAM00603) is water-resistant to 3 bars (a depth of about 30 metres). Protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, the dial is made in two levels and, instead of the dark green of the vintage model, it is a sophisticated tobacco brown, which coordinates with the brown leather strap and its ecru stitching.